TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER f: EMERGENCY SERVICES AND HIGHWAY SAFETY
PART 550 HEAD AND SPINAL CORD INJURY CODE
SECTION 550.120 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS


 

Section 550.120 Reporting Requirements

 

a) The Department shall establish and maintain an information registry and reporting system for the purpose of data collection and needs assessment of head and spinal cord injured persons in this State. (Section 2 of the Act)

 

b) Each hospital with an emergency department must report the information specified in subsection (c) of this Section using either:

 

1) a computerized software supplied by the Department. The facility must supply a 486 microprocessor, 32 megabytes of Random Access Memory (RAM), adequate hard drive disk space to accommodate the hospital's data files and needs, at least a 14.4 kilobytes per second (kbs) modem, color monitor, printer and back-up capabilities; or

 

2) a paper form for each reportable case. The master format will be provided by the Department and will be reproduced by the reporting facility. (See Appendix A.)

 

c) All hospitals with emergency departments shall provide the following information quarterly on each patient diagnosed as a head or spinal cord injured patient who is admitted to the hospital or arrives at the emergency department and dies before admission to the hospital:

 

1) Patient Name;

 

2) Hospital Name;

 

3) Hospital Code Number;

 

4) Pre-Hospital Number;

 

5) Crash Number;

 

6) Medical Record Number;

 

7) Arrival Date;

 

8) Birthdate;

 

9) Age in Years;

 

10) Sex;

 

11) Race;

 

12) Injury Date;

 

13) Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Scene;

 

14) Scene City;

 

15) FIPS Home;

 

16) Home City;

 

17) E-Code (External Cause of Injury);

 

18) E-Code 849 (Place of Injury);

 

19) Work Related;

 

20) Safety Equipment;

 

21) Alcohol;

 

22) Drugs;

 

23) Glasgow Score Total (Emergency Department);

 

24) Systolic Blood Pressure (Emergency Department);

 

25) Respiratory Rate (Emergency Department);

 

26) Respiratory Status (Emergency Department);

 

27) Disposition (Emergency Department);

 

28) Nature of Injury Code (ICD-9-CM);

 

29) Discharge Disposition;

 

30) Facility Out (facility to which the patient was transferred);

 

31) Hospital Days;

 

32) Expression (ability to speak);

 

33) Feeding (ability to feed self);

 

34) Locomotion (ability to move about);

 

35) Rehabilitation Potential;

 

36) Billed Charges (Hospital charges only); and

 

37) Primary Payment Source.

 

d) Reportable head and spinal cord injuries include the following ICD-9-CM Codes:

 

1) 800 Fracture of vault of skull;

 

2) 801 Fracture of base of skull;

 

3) 802 Fracture of face bones except nasal bones;

 

4) 803 Other and unqualified skull fractures;

 

5) 804 Multiple fractures involving skull or face with other bones;

 

6) 805 Fracture of vertebral column without mention of spinal cord lesion;

 

7) 806 Fracture of vertebral column with spinal cord lesion;

 

8) 839 Other, multiple and ill-defined dislocations;

 

9) 850 Concussions;

 

10) 851 Cerebral laceration and contusion;

 

11) 852 Subarachnoid, subdural and extradural hemorrhage, following injury;

 

12) 853 Other and unspecified intracranial hemorrhage following injury;

 

13) 854 Intracranial injury of other and unspecified nature;

 

14) 925 Crushing injury of face, scalp, and neck;

 

15) 926 Crushing injury of trunk;

 

16) 950 Injury to optic nerve and pathways;

 

17) 951 Injury to other cranial nerves;

 

18) 952 Spinal cord lesion without evidence of spinal bone injury; and

 

19) 953 Injury to nerve roots and spinal plexus.

 

e) Reporting deadlines are as follows:

 

Patient Discharge

Report Due Date

January March

June 30

April June

September 30

July September

December 31

October December

March 31

 

(Source: Amended at 22 Ill. Reg. 5047, effective March 10, 1998)