Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Creates the Task Force on Cervical Cancer Elimination within the Department of Public Health. Requires the task force to examine the prevalence and burden of cervical cancer, raise public awareness concerning the causes and nature of cervical cancer, identify prevention and control strategies and technologies, and perform other functions. Requires the task force to develop a statewide comprehensive cervical cancer prevention plan and to make annual reports. Provides for expiration of the task force on April 1, 2009 or upon the task force's submission of its final report, whichever is earlier. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Inserts provisions substantially similar to those of the engrossed bill, but with changes that include the following: (1) requires the appointment of 12 task force members by the Director of Public Health (eliminating appointments by the Governor), and requires the Director of Public Health to consult with the legislative leaders concerning the designation of members of the General Assembly as ex officio task force members; and (2) changes the task force's duties, including adding a duty to coordinate the task force's activities with those of other committees and programs providing cervical cancer screening, education, and case management. Effective immediately.