Public Act 100-0224
SB0838 EnrolledLRB100 09918 MJP 20089 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 2310-399.5 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-399.5 new)
    Sec. 2310-399.5. Veterans' cancer program.
    (a) The Department, subject to appropriation or other
available funding, shall conduct a program to promote awareness
of cancer in veterans. The program may include, but need not be
limited to:
        (1) Dissemination of information regarding the
    incidence of cancer in veterans, the risk factors
    associated with cancer, and the benefits of early detection
    and treatment.
        (2) Promotion of information and counseling about
    treatment options.
        (3) Establishment and promotion of referral services
    and screening programs.
    Beginning January 1, 2018, the program must include the
development and dissemination, through print and broadcast
media, of public service announcements that publicize the
importance of cancer screening for veterans.
    (b) Subject to appropriation or other available funding,
the Veterans' Cancer Screening Program shall be established in
the Department of Public Health. The Program shall apply to the
following persons and entities:
        (1) uninsured and underinsured veterans; and
        (2) non-profit organizations providing assistance to
    persons described in paragraph (1).
    An entity funded by the Program shall coordinate with other
local providers of cancer screening, diagnostic, follow-up,
education, and advocacy services for veterans to avoid
duplication of effort. Any entity funded by the Program shall
comply with any applicable State and federal standards
regarding cancer screening.
    Administrative costs of the Department shall not exceed 10%
of the funds allocated to the Program. Indirect costs of the
entities funded by this Program shall not exceed 12%. The
Department shall define "indirect costs" in accordance with
applicable State and federal law.
    An entity funded by the Program shall collect data and
maintain records that are determined by the Department to be
necessary to facilitate the Department's ability to monitor and
evaluate the effectiveness of the entities and the Program.
Commencing with the Program's second year of operation, by
January 1, 2019 and every January 1 thereafter, the Department
shall submit an annual report to the General Assembly and the
Governor. The report shall describe the activities and
effectiveness of the Program and shall include, but not be
limited to, the following types of information regarding those
served by the Program: (i) the number; and (ii) the ethnic,
geographic, and age breakdown.
    The Department or an entity funded by the Program shall
collect personal and medical information necessary to
administer the Program from an individual applying for services
under the Program. The information shall be confidential and
shall not be disclosed other than for purposes directly
connected with the administration of the Program or except as
otherwise provided by law or pursuant to prior written consent
of the subject of the information.
    The Department or any entity funded by the program may
disclose the confidential information to medical personnel and
fiscal intermediaries of the State to the extent necessary to
administer the Program, and to other State public health
agencies or medical researchers if the confidential
information is necessary to carry out the duties of those
agencies or researchers in the investigation, control, or
surveillance of cancer.
    The Department shall adopt rules to implement the Veterans'
Cancer Screening Program in accordance with the Illinois
Administrative Procedure Act.

Effective Date: 1/1/2018