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Public Act 099-0424


 

Public Act 0424 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 099-0424
 
HB0184 EnrolledLRB099 03028 JLK 23036 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by adding Section 2310-685 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-685 new)
    Sec. 2310-685. Cytomegalovirus public education.
    (a) In this Section:
        "CMV" means cytomegalovirus.
        "Health care provider" means any physician, hospital
    facility, or other person that is licensed or otherwise
    authorized to deliver health care services.
    (b) The Department shall develop or approve and publish
informational materials for women who may become pregnant,
expectant parents, and parents of infants regarding:
        (1) the incidence of CMV;
        (2) the transmission of CMV to pregnant women and women
    who may become pregnant;
        (3) birth defects caused by congenital CMV;
        (4) methods of diagnosing congenital CMV; and
        (5) available preventive measures to avoid the
    infection of women who are pregnant or may become pregnant.
    (c) The Department shall publish the information required
under subsection (b) on its Internet website.
    (d) The Department shall publish information to:
        (1) educate women who may become pregnant, expectant
    parents, and parents of infants about CMV; and
        (2) raise awareness of CMV among health care providers
    who provide care to expectant mothers or infants.
    (e) The Department may solicit and accept the assistance of
any relevant medical associations or community resources,
including faith-based resources, to promote education about
CMV under this Section.
    (f) If a newborn infant fails the 2 initial hearing
screenings in the hospital, then the hospital performing that
screening shall provide to the parents of the newborn infant
information regarding: (i) birth defects caused by congenital
CMV; (ii) testing opportunities and options for CMV, including
the opportunity to test for CMV before leaving the hospital;
and (iii) early intervention services. Health care providers
may use the materials developed by the Department for
distribution to parents of newborn infants.

Effective Date: 1/1/2016