(410 ILCS 150/15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 15. Study and education. Public partnerships and private partnerships supporting the discovery of biomarkers and their implications in pathophysiological conditions shall be encouraged and information derived from such discoveries shall be disseminated to providers and made available to the general public through research initiatives that may be promoted by universities, medical clinics, health care providers, consortiums, State agencies, private organizations, public organizations, and any party that may contribute to the scientific understanding of medical conditions associated or occurring more often in persons also diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder than in the general population.
    Universities, private organizations, public organizations, and associations are encouraged to develop for providers who treat persons with autism spectrum disorders continuing education courses which address training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatments for co-occurring and otherwise diagnosed pathophysiological conditions in autism spectrum disorders to promote and align standard of care practices to reflect emerging clinical findings and promising practices derived from improved patient outcomes.
(Source: P.A. 99-788, eff. 8-12-16.)