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(410 ILCS 335/15)
(a) Health care facilities shall adopt a policy that provides that a report of a preliminarily HIV-positive woman identified by a rapid HIV test or a report of a preliminarily HIV-exposed newborn infant identified by a rapid HIV test shall be made to the Department's Perinatal HIV Hotline within 12 hours but not later than 24 hours of the test result. Section 15 of the AIDS Confidentiality Act applies to reporting under this Act, except that the immunities set forth in that Section do not apply in cases of willful or wanton misconduct.
(b) The Department shall adopt rules specifying the information required in reporting the preliminarily HIV-positive pregnant or post-partum woman and preliminarily HIV-exposed newborn infant and the method of reporting. In adopting the rules, the Department shall consider the need for information, protections for the privacy and confidentiality of the infant and parents, the need to provide access to care and follow-up services to the infant, and procedures for destruction of records maintained by the Department if, through subsequent HIV testing, the pregnant or post-partum woman or newborn infant is found to be HIV-negative.
(c) The confidentiality provisions of the AIDS Confidentiality Act shall apply to the reports of cases of perinatal HIV made pursuant to this Section.
(d) Health care facilities shall monthly report aggregate statistics to the Department that include the number of pregnant or delivering women who presented with known HIV status; the number of pregnant women rapidly tested for HIV in labor and delivery as either a first HIV test or a repeat third trimester HIV test; the number of newborn infants rapidly tested for HIV-exposure because the HIV status of the delivering woman was unknown in the third trimester, or the delivering woman refused testing; the number of preliminarily HIV-positive pregnant or delivering women and preliminarily HIV-exposed newborn infants identified; the number of families referred to case management; and other information the Department determines is necessary to measure progress under the provisions of this Act. Health care facilities must report the confirmatory test result when it becomes available for each preliminarily positive rapid HIV test performed on the pregnant or delivering woman and on a newborn.
(e) The Department or its authorized representative shall provide case management services to the preliminarily positive pregnant or post-partum woman or the parent or guardian of the preliminarily positive newborn infant to ensure access to treatment and care and other services where the pregnant or post-partum woman or the parent or guardian of the newborn infant has consented to the services.
(f) Every health care facility caring for a newborn infant whose mother had been diagnosed HIV positive prior to labor and delivery shall report a case of perinatal HIV exposure in accordance with the HIV/AIDS Registry Act, the Illinois Sexually Transmissible Disease Control Act, and rules to be developed by the Department. If after 18 months from the date that the report was submitted, a newborn infant is determined to not have HIV or AIDS, the Department shall remove the newborn infant's name from all reports, records, and files collected or created under this subsection (f).
(Source: P.A. 100-265, eff. 8-22-17.)