Full Text of HB3983 101st General Assembly
HB3983 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 1/8/2020, by Rep. Jonathan Carroll - Michael Halpin - Joyce Mason - Terra Costa Howard
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, 2020.
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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:
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
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(b) The Department, in consultation with the Department of
Children and Family Services, shall establish an anaphylactic
policy for day care centers 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 and other health
care providers with expertise in treating children with
anaphylaxis, parents of children with life threatening
allergies, day care administrators and personnel, and
appropriate not-for-profit corporations representing allergic
individuals at risk for anaphylaxis. The Department, in
consultation with the Department of Children and Family
Services, shall create informational materials detailing the
anaphylactic policy to be distributed to day care centers.
(c) In establishing policies under this Section, the
Department shall consider existing requirements and current
and best practices for schools and day care centers regarding
allergies and anaphylaxis. The Department shall also consider
the voluntary guidelines for managing food allergies in schools
and early care and education programs issued by the United
States Department of Health and Human Services, to the extent
appropriate for the setting.
(d) The Department shall create informational materials
detailing the anaphylactic policies under this Section and
distribute them to the school boards of school districts,
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charter schools, and day care centers. The Department shall
make the materials available on the Department's website.
The anaphylactic policies
established under Section 10 of this Act shall include the
(1) A procedure and treatment plan, including
emergency protocols and responsibilities for school nurses
and other appropriate school and day care personnel, for
responding to anaphylaxis.
(2) A training course for appropriate school and day
care personnel on preventing and responding to
anaphylaxis. The Department shall, in consultation with
the Department of Children and Family Services and the
State Board, consider existing training programs for
responding to anaphylaxis in order to avoid duplicative
training requirements. A preexisting program shall fulfill
the requirement for a training course pursuant to this
paragraph if the standards of the preexisting program are
deemed by the Department to be at least as stringent as the
standards adopted by the Department in the development of
the training course by the State.
(3) A procedure and appropriate guidelines for the
development of an individualized emergency health care
plan for children with a food or other allergy that could
result in anaphylaxis.
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(4) A communication plan for intake and dissemination
of information provided by the State regarding children
with a food or other allergy that could result in
anaphylaxis, including a discussion of methods,
treatments, and therapies to reduce the risk of allergic
reactions, including anaphylaxis.
(5) Strategies for reducing the risk of exposure to
anaphylactic causative agents, including food and other
(6) A communication plan for discussion with children
that have developed adequate verbal communication and
comprehension skills and with the parents or guardians of
all children about foods that are safe and unsafe and about
strategies to avoid exposure to unsafe food.
At least once each calendar year,
schools and day care centers shall send a notification to the
parents or guardians of all children under the care of the
schools or day care centers to make them aware of the
anaphylactic policies, as developed by the Department. For
children under the care of day care centers, the notification
shall be provided by the day care center when the child is
enrolled and annually thereafter. The notification shall
include contact information for parents and guardians to engage
further with the school or day care center to learn more about
individualized aspects of the policies.
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At least 6 months
after the effective date of this Act, the anaphylactic policies
established under Section 10 shall be jointly forwarded by the
Department and the State Board or the Department of Children
and Family Services, as appropriate, to each school board of a
school district, charter school, and day care center in the
State. Each such entity shall implement or update, as
appropriate, its anaphylactic policy in accordance with those
developed by the State within 6 months after receiving the
Updating anaphylactic policies.
anaphylactic policies established under Section 10 shall be
updated at least once every 3 years or more frequently if the
Department determines it to be necessary or desirable for the
protection of children with a food allergy or other allergy
that could result in anaphylaxis.
This Act takes effect July 1,