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(20 ILCS 2310/2310-342)
Umbilical cord blood donations.
(a) Subject to appropriations for that purpose, the Department of Public Health shall, by January 1, 2008, prepare and distribute to health and maternal care providers written publications containing standardized, objective information about umbilical cord blood banking that is sufficient to allow a pregnant woman to make an informed decision about whether to participate in a public or private umbilical cord blood banking program, including the following information:
(1) An explanation of the difference between public
and private umbilical cord blood banking.
(2) The options available to a mother, after the
delivery of her newborn, relating to stem cells contained in the umbilical cord blood, including:
(A) donating to a public bank;
(B) storing in a family umbilical cord blood bank
for use by immediate and extended family members;
(C) storing, for family use, through a family or
sibling donor banking program that provides free collection, processing, and storage when there is a medical need; and
(D) discarding the umbilical cord blood.
(3) The medical processes involved in the collection
(4) The medical risks to a mother and her newborn
child of umbilical cord blood collection.
(5) The current and potential future medical uses and
benefits of umbilical cord blood collection to a mother, her newborn child, and her biological family.
(6) The current and potential future medical uses and
benefits of umbilical cord blood collection to persons who are not biologically related to a mother or her newborn child.
(7) Medical or family history criteria that can
impact a family's consideration of umbilical cord blood banking.
(8) Costs associated with public and private
umbilical cord blood banking, including the family banking and sibling donor programs when there is a medical need.
(9) Options for ownership and future use of the
(10) The availability in Illinois of umbilical cord
(b) The Department shall encourage health and maternal care providers providing healthcare services to a pregnant woman, when those healthcare services are directly related to her pregnancy, to provide the pregnant woman with the publication described under subsection (a) of this Section before her third trimester.
(c) In developing the publications required under subsection (a), the Department of Public Health shall consult with an organization of physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches and consumer groups. The Department shall update the publications every 2 years.
(Source: P.A. 94-832, eff. 6-5-06; 95-73, eff. 8-13-07.)