(225 ILCS 25/54.3)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
(a) Notwithstanding Section 54.2 of this Act, a dentist may administer vaccinations upon completion of appropriate training set forth by rule and approved by the Department on appropriate vaccine storage, proper administration, and addressing contraindications and adverse reactions. Vaccinations shall be limited to patients 18 years of age and older pursuant to a valid prescription or standing order by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches who, in the course of professional practice, administers vaccines to patients. Methods of communication shall be established for consultation with the physician in person or by telecommunications.
(b) Vaccinations administered by a dentist shall be limited to influenza (inactivated influenza vaccine and live attenuated influenza intranasal vaccine). Vaccines shall only be administered by the dentist and shall not be delegated to an assistant or any other person. Vaccination of a patient by a dentist shall be documented in the patient's dental record and the record shall be retained in accordance with current dental recordkeeping standards. The dentist shall notify the patient's primary care physician of each dose of vaccine administered to the patient and shall enter all patient level data or update the patient's current record. The dentist may provide this notice to the patient's physician electronically. In addition, the dentist shall enter all patient level data on vaccines administered in the immunization data registry maintained by the Department of Public Health.
(c) A dentist shall only provide vaccinations under this Section if contracted with and credentialed by the patient's health insurance, health maintenance organization, or other health plan to specifically provide the vaccinations allowed under this Section. Persons enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid may only receive the vaccinations allowed for under this Section from dentists who are authorized to do so by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
(d) The Department shall adopt any rules necessary to implement this Section.
(e) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2026.
(Source: P.A. 101-162, eff. 7-26-19.)