102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/14/2021, by Rep. Jonathan Carroll
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Childhood Anaphylactic Policy Act. Requires the
Department of Public Health, in consultation with the State Board of
Education and the Department of Children and Family Services, to establish
anaphylactic policies for school districts and day care centers. Requires
the Department to create, distribute, and make available on its website
informational materials regarding the policies. Contains requirements for
the policies. Requires schools and day care centers to notify parents and
guardians of the policies at least once each calendar year. Requires the
policies to be forwarded to each school board of a school district, charter
school, and day care center in the State within 6 months after the Act's
effective date and to be implemented by those entities within 6 months
after receiving the policies. Provides that the policies shall be updated
at least once every 3 years. Contains other provisions. Effective July 1,
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AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Childhood Anaphylactic Policy Act.
In this Act:
"Department" means the Department of Public Health.
"State Board" means the State Board of Education.
Anaphylactic policy for school districts and
day care centers.
(a) The Department, in consultation with the State Board,
shall establish an anaphylactic policy for school districts
setting forth guidelines and procedures to be followed both
for the prevention of anaphylaxis and during a medical
emergency resulting from anaphylaxis. The policy shall be
developed after consultation with representatives of pediatric
physicians, school nurses, other health care providers with
expertise in treating children with anaphylaxis, parents of
children with life threatening allergies, school
administrators, teachers, school food service directors, and
appropriate not-for-profit corporations representing allergic
individuals at risk for anaphylaxis.