TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER k: COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL AND IMMUNIZATIONS
PART 690 CONTROL OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES CODE
SECTION 690.1315 RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF THE CERTIFIED LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT


 

Section 690.1315  Responsibilities and Duties of the Certified Local Health Department

 

a)         The certified local health department shall, in coordination with the Department, administer and enforce the standards set forth in this Subpart.

 

b)         The certified local health department shall have the authority to:

 

1)         Investigate any case or suspected case of a reportable communicable disease or condition; and

 

2)         Institute disease control and contamination control measures, including physical examination, testing, counseling, treatment, vaccination, decontamination of persons, isolation, quarantine, inspection and closure of buildings and facilities, or other measures considered necessary. 

 

c)         The certified local health department shall be responsible for the surveillance and investigation of any dangerously contagious or infectious disease that occurs in its jurisdiction and shall report all surveillance and investigations to the Department.  (See Section 690.200.)  In cooperation with the Department, the certified local health department is responsible for instituting measures for disease control, which may include implementing the isolation, quarantine and closure orders of the Department.

 

d)         For each reported case or suspected case of a reportable condition, the certified local health department shall assess the situation and, in consultation with the Department, identify the least restrictive means of controlling the transmission of the disease.

 

e)         The certified local health department shall notify the Department upon issuing any order for isolation, quarantine or closure.  The notification shall be made telephonically within 3 hours after issuance of the order unless otherwise directed by the Department.

 

f)         In consultation with local health care providers, health facilities, emergency management personnel, law enforcement agencies, animal control, schools, the local judicial system, and any other entity that the certified local health department considers necessary, the certified local health department shall establish plans, policies, and procedures for instituting and maintaining emergency measures necessary to prevent the spread of a dangerously contagious or infectious disease or contamination.

 

g)         The certified local health department shall notify health care providers that are within the certified local health department's jurisdiction regarding the requirements of this Subpart.

 

(Source:  Added at 32 Ill. Reg. 3777, effective March 3, 2008)