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(20 ILCS 2310/2310-690)
Cytomegalovirus public education.
(a) In this Section:
"CMV" means cytomegalovirus.
"Health care professional and provider" means any
physician, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, hospital facility, or other person that is licensed or otherwise authorized to deliver health care services.
(b) The Department shall develop or approve and publish informational materials for women who may become pregnant, expectant parents, and parents of infants regarding:
(1) the incidence of CMV;
(2) the transmission of CMV to pregnant women and
women who may become pregnant;
(3) birth defects caused by congenital CMV;
(4) methods of diagnosing congenital CMV; and
(5) available preventive measures to avoid the
infection of women who are pregnant or may become pregnant.
(c) The Department shall publish the information required under subsection (b) on its Internet website.
(d) The Department shall publish information to:
(1) educate women who may become pregnant, expectant
parents, and parents of infants about CMV; and
(2) raise awareness of CMV among health care
professionals and providers who provide care to expectant mothers or infants.
(e) The Department may solicit and accept the assistance of any relevant health care professional associations or community resources, including faith-based resources, to promote education about CMV under this Section.
(f) If a newborn infant fails the 2 initial hearing screenings in the hospital, then the hospital performing that screening shall provide to the parents of the newborn infant information regarding: (i) birth defects caused by congenital CMV; (ii) testing opportunities and options for CMV, including the opportunity to test for CMV before leaving the hospital; and (iii) early intervention services. Health care professionals and providers may, but are not required to, use the materials developed by the Department for distribution to parents of newborn infants.
(Source: P.A. 99-424, eff. 1-1-16; 99-581, eff. 1-1-17; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18