102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
110 ILCS 330/8d new
210 ILCS 5/6.9 new
210 ILCS 85/6.28 new
Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act, the Ambulatory
Surgical Treatment Center Act, and the Hospital Licensing Act. Requires
hospitals organized under the University of Illinois Hospital Act or
licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act and ambulatory surgical
treatment centers licensed under the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center
Act to: adopt policies to ensure the elimination of surgical smoke plume by
use of a surgical smoke plume evacuation system for each procedure that
generates surgical smoke plume from the use of energy-based devices,
including electrosurgery and lasers; and report to the Department of
Public Health within 90 days after the amendatory Act's effective date
that the policies have been adopted.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The University of Illinois Hospital Act is
amended by adding Section 8d as follows:
(110 ILCS 330/8d new)
Surgical smoke plume evacuation.
(a) In this Section:
"Department" means the Department of Public Health.
"Surgical smoke plume" means the by-product of the use of
energy-based devices on tissue during surgery and containing
hazardous materials, including, but not limited to,
bio-aeorsols, smoke, gases, tissue and cellular fragments and
particulates, and viruses.
"Surgical smoke plume evacuation system" means a dedicated
device that is designed to capture, transport, filter, and
neutralize surgical smoke plume at the site of origin and
before surgical smoke plume can make ocular contact, or
contact with the respiratory tract, of an employee.
(b) To protect patients and health care workers from the
hazards of surgical smoke plume, the University of Illinois
Hospital shall adopt policies to ensure the elimination of
surgical smoke plume by use of a surgical smoke plume