(20 ILCS 2310/2310-397)
(was 20 ILCS 2310/55.90)
Prostate and testicular cancer program.
(a) The Department, subject to appropriation or other
available funding, shall conduct a program to promote awareness and early
detection of prostate and testicular cancer. The program may include, but
need not be limited to:
(1) Dissemination of information regarding the
incidence of prostate and testicular cancer, the risk factors associated with prostate and testicular cancer, and the benefits of early detection and treatment.
(2) Promotion of information and counseling about
(3) Establishment and promotion of referral services
Beginning July 1, 2004, the program must include the development and
dissemination, through print and broadcast media, of public service
announcements that publicize the importance of prostate cancer screening for
men over age 40.
(b) Subject to appropriation or other available funding,
a Prostate Cancer Screening Program shall be
established in the Department of Public Health.
(1) The Program shall apply to the following persons
(A) uninsured and underinsured men 50 years of
(B) uninsured and underinsured men between 40 and
50 years of age who are at high risk for prostate cancer, upon the advice of a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant or upon the request of the patient; and
(C) non-profit organizations providing assistance
to persons described in subparagraphs (A) and (B).
(2) Any entity funded by the Program shall coordinate
with other local providers of prostate cancer screening, diagnostic, follow-up, education, and advocacy services to avoid duplication of effort. Any entity funded by the Program shall comply with any applicable State and federal standards regarding prostate cancer screening.
(3) Administrative costs of the Department shall not
exceed 10% of the funds allocated to the Program. Indirect costs of the entities funded by this Program shall not exceed 12%. The Department shall define "indirect costs" in accordance with applicable State and federal law.
(4) Any entity funded by the Program shall collect
data and maintain records that are determined by the Department to be necessary to facilitate the Department's ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the entities and the Program. Commencing with the Program's second year of operation, the Department shall submit an Annual Report to the General Assembly and the Governor. The report shall describe the activities and effectiveness of the Program and shall include, but not be limited to, the following types of information regarding those served by the Program:
(A) the number; and
(B) the ethnic, geographic, and age breakdown.
(5) The Department or any entity funded by the
Program shall collect personal and medical information necessary to administer the Program from any individual applying for services under the Program. The information shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed other than for purposes directly connected with the administration of the Program or except as otherwise provided by law or pursuant to prior written consent of the subject of the information.
(6) The Department or any entity funded by the
program may disclose the confidential information to medical personnel and fiscal intermediaries of the State to the extent necessary to administer the Program, and to other State public health agencies or medical researchers if the confidential information is necessary to carry out the duties of those agencies or researchers in the investigation, control, or surveillance of prostate cancer.
(c) The Department shall adopt rules to implement the Prostate Cancer
Screening Program in accordance with the Illinois Administrative
(Source: P.A. 99-581, eff. 1-1-17; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18