(5 ILCS 327/20)
Administration of Act.
(a) A participating employee subject to this Act who wishes to donate blood, an organ, or bone marrow shall request in advance leave under this Act.
(b) An employee may use
(i) up to 30 days of organ donation leave in any 12-month period to serve
as a bone marrow donor,
(ii) up to 30 days of organ donation leave in any 12-month period to
as an organ donor,
(iii) up to one hour
to donate blood, (iv) up to 1.5 hours to donate double red cells, and (v) up to 2 hours
to donate blood platelets. The frequency of the blood donation times shall be set by rule in accordance with appropriate medical standards
established by the American Red Cross, America's Blood Centers, the American Association of Blood Banks, or
other nationally-recognized standards.
(c) An employee may use organ donation leave or other leave authorized in
subsection (b) of this Section only after obtaining approval
from the employee's agency.
(d) An employee may not be required to use accumulated sick or vacation
leave time before being eligible for organ donor leave.
(e) The Department must adopt rules governing organ donation leave,
including rules that (i) establish conditions and procedures for requesting
and approving leave and (ii) require medical documentation of the proposed
bone marrow donation before leave is approved by the employing agency.
(f) An employer shall not retaliate against an employee for requesting or obtaining a leave of absence as provided by this Section.
(Source: P.A. 101-179, eff. 1-1-20