(20 ILCS 2310/2310-540) (was 20 ILCS 2310/55.31)
    Sec. 2310-540. General hospitals; minimum standards for operation; uterine cytologic examinations for cancer. To establish and enforce minimum standards for the operation of all general hospitals. The standards shall include the requirement that every hospital licensed by the State of Illinois shall offer a uterine cytologic examination for cancer to every female in-patient 20 years of age or over unless considered contra-indicated by the attending physician or unless it has been performed within the previous year. Every woman for whom the test is applicable shall have the right to refuse the test on the counsel of the attending physician or on her own judgment. The hospital shall in all cases maintain records to show either the results of the test or that the test was not applicable or that it was refused.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)