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Full Text of HB2855  103rd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Lyme Disease Prevention and Protection Act
5is amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
6    (410 ILCS 450/15)
7    Sec. 15. Lyme Disease Task Force; duties; members.
8    (a) The Department shall establish the Lyme Disease Task
9Force to advise the Department on disease prevention and
10surveillance and provider and public education relating to the
12    (b) The Task Force shall consist of the Director of Public
13Health or a designee, who shall serve as chairman, and the
14following members:
15        (1) one representative from the Department of
16    Financial and Professional Regulation, appointed by the
17    Director of Public Health;
18        (2) 3 physicians licensed to practice medicine in all
19    its branches who are members of a statewide organization
20    representing physicians, one of whom represents a medical
21    school faculty and one of whom has the experience of
22    treating Lyme disease, appointed by the Director of Public
23    Health;



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1        (3) one advanced practice registered nurse selected
2    from the recommendations of professional nursing
3    associations, appointed by the Director of Public Health;
4        (4) one local public health administrator, appointed
5    by the Director of Public Health;
6        (5) one veterinarian, who must be a practicing Doctor
7    of Veterinary Medicine, appointed by the Director of
8    Public Health;
9        (6) one medical entomologist, appointed by the
10    Director of Public Health;
11        (7) (6) 4 members of the public interested in Lyme
12    disease, appointed by the Director of Public Health;
13        (8) (7) 2 members appointed by the Speaker of the
14    House of Representatives;
15        (9) (8) 2 members appointed by the Minority Leader of
16    the House of Representatives;
17        (10) (9) 2 members appointed by the President of the
18    Senate; and
19        (11) (10) 2 members appointed by the Minority Leader
20    of the Senate.
21    (c) The terms of the members of the Task Force shall be 3
22years. Members may continue to serve after the expiration of a
23term until a new member is appointed. Each member appointed to
24fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term
25for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for
26the remainder of such term. The council shall meet as



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1frequently as the chairman deems necessary, but not less than
24 2 times each year. Members shall receive no compensation for
3their services.
4    (d) The Lyme Disease Task Force has the following duties
5and responsibilities:
6        (1) monitoring the implementation of this Act and
7    providing feedback and input for necessary additions or
8    modifications;
9        (2) reviewing relevant literature and guidelines that
10    define accurate diagnosis of Lyme disease with the purpose
11    of creating cohesive and consistent guidelines for the
12    determination of Lyme diagnosis across all counties in
13    Illinois and with the intent of providing accurate and
14    relevant numbers to the Centers for Disease Control and
15    Prevention;
16        (3) providing recommendations on professional
17    continuing educational materials and opportunities that
18    specifically focus on Lyme disease prevention, protection,
19    and treatment; and
20        (4) assisting the Department in establishing policies,
21    procedures, techniques, and criteria for the collection,
22    maintenance, exchange, and sharing of medical information
23    on Lyme disease, and identifying persons or entities with
24    Lyme disease expertise to collaborate with Department in
25    Lyme disease diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
26(Source: P.A. 100-1137, eff. 1-1-19; 101-606, eff. 12-13-19.)