(225 ILCS 64/80)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
(a) Transport via private vehicle is an acceptable method of transport if it is the most expedient and safest method for accessing medical services. The licensed certified professional midwife shall initiate immediate transport according to the licensed certified professional midwife's emergency plan, provide emergency stabilization until emergency medical services arrive or transfer is completed, accompany the client or follow the client to a hospital in a timely fashion, and provide pertinent information to the receiving facility and complete an emergency transport record.
(b) A licensed certified professional midwife must establish a written protocol for the handling of both the patient's and newborn's medical emergencies, including transportation to a hospital, particular to each client, with identification of the appropriate hospital. A verbal report of the care provided must be provided to emergency services providers and a copy of the client records shall be sent with the client at the time of any transfer to a hospital, including obtaining a signed authorization to release the client's medical records to a health care professional or hospital in the event of such emergency.
(Source: P.A. 102-683, eff. 10-1-22.)