(410 ILCS 720/45)
Drug take-back program promotion.
Each drug take-back program must include a system of promotion, education, and public outreach about the proper collection and management of covered drugs. If there is more than one drug take-back program operated by more than one manufacturer program operator, the requirements of this Section shall be implemented by all drug take-back programs collectively using a single toll-free number and website and similar education, outreach, and promotional materials. This may include, but is not limited to, signage, written materials to be provided at the time of purchase or delivery of covered drugs, and advertising or other promotional materials. At a minimum, promotion, education, and public outreach must include the following:
(1) Promoting the proper management of drugs by
residents and the collection of covered drugs through a drug take-back program.
(2) Discouraging residents from disposing of drugs in
household waste, sewers, or septic systems.
(3) Promoting the use of the drug take-back program
so that where and how to return covered drugs is readily understandable to residents.
(4) Maintaining a toll-free telephone number and
website publicizing collection options and collection sites, and discouraging improper disposal practices for covered drugs, such as disposal in household waste, sewers, or septic systems.
(5) Preparing and distributing to program collection
sites, for dissemination to consumers, the educational and outreach materials. The materials must use plain language and explanatory images to make collection services and discouraged disposal practices readily understandable by residents, including residents with limited English proficiency.
(6) Promotional materials prepared and distributed in
conjunction with an approved drug take-back program under this Section may not be used to promote in-home disposal products of any kind, including, but not limited to, in-home disposal products of authorized collectors participating in a drug take-back program.
The program promotion requirements under this Section do not apply to any drug take-back program established prior to the effective date of this Act that provides promotional or educational materials to the public about the proper collection and management of covered drugs.
(Source: P.A. 102-1055, eff. 6-10-22.)