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(410 ILCS 415/) Experimental Cancer Treatment Act.

410 ILCS 415/1

    (410 ILCS 415/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6001)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Experimental Cancer Treatment Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-286.)

410 ILCS 415/2

    (410 ILCS 415/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6002)
    Sec. 2. For the purposes of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms used in this Act shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:
    (a) "Cancer" means all malignant neoplasms, regardless of the tissue of origin, including malignant lymphoma and leukemia in human beings;
    (b) "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health;
    (d) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation or association.
(Source: P.A. 83-286.)

410 ILCS 415/3

    (410 ILCS 415/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6003)
    Sec. 3. The Department shall establish by rule a procedure for the dissemination of information concerning cancer treatment and may act as a clearinghouse for cancer treatment related materials. The Department may make referrals to appropriate agencies or entities for services relating to cancer treatment.
(Source: P.A. 83-286.)

410 ILCS 415/4

    (410 ILCS 415/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6004)
    Sec. 4. (a) No person shall undertake to treat cancer unless such person is licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 to practice medicine in all of its branches or is licensed under The Dental Practice Act to practice dentistry or is licensed under the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987 to practice podiatric medicine.
    However, the treating of a condition or disease before it is diagnosed as cancer does not constitute a violation of subsection (a) of this Section unless the practitioner knew or had strong reason to suspect that the condition or disease was cancer.
    (b) Any person who violates subsection (a) of this Section shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    (c) The Attorney General or State's Attorney of the county where a violation of this Act has occurred shall have power to prosecute any violation of this Act and shall have power to maintain an action in the name of the people of the State of Illinois in the circuit court of such county for an injunction to enjoin any person from engaging in any practice which violates this Act.
    (d) Nothing in this Act shall apply to any person who, as an exercise of religious freedom, treats the sick or suffering by spiritual means through prayer alone, nor to any person, who, because of his or her religious beliefs, in good faith selects and depends upon spiritual means through prayer for treatment or cure of disease.
(Source: P.A. 85-1440.)

410 ILCS 415/5

    (410 ILCS 415/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6005)
    Sec. 5. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to relieve any person from any requirement prescribed by or under authority of law with respect to cancer treatments now included or which may hereafter be included within the classifications of cancer treatments as defined in the applicable federal and State laws relating to cancer treatments.
(Source: P.A. 83-286.)