(b) In developing the summary the Department shall consult with the
Illinois State Medical Society, Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and consumer groups. The summary shall be
updated by the Department every 2 years.
(c) The Department shall distribute the summary to hospitals, public
health centers, and health care professionals who are likely to treat medical conditions
described in paragraph (1) of subsection (a). Those hospitals, public
health centers, and physicians shall make the summaries available to the
public. The Department shall also distribute the summaries to any person,
organization, or other interested parties upon request. The summary may be
duplicated by any person provided the copies are identical to the
summary prepared by the Department.
(d) The summary shall display on the inside of its cover, printed in
capital letters and bold face type, the following paragraph:
"The information contained in this brochure is only for the purpose of
assisting you, the patient, in understanding the medical information and
advice offered by your health care professional. This brochure cannot serve as a
substitute for the sound professional advice of your health care professional. The
availability of this brochure or the information contained within is not
intended to alter, in any way, the existing health care professional-patient relationship,
nor the existing professional obligations of your health care professional in the delivery
of medical services to you, the patient."
(Source: P.A. 99-581, eff. 1-1-17