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(410 ILCS 260/) Shaken Baby Prevention Act.

410 ILCS 260/1

    (410 ILCS 260/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Shaken Baby Prevention Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-228, eff. 1-1-06.)

410 ILCS 260/5

    (410 ILCS 260/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
    "Director" means the Director of Public Health.
    "Parent" means a biological mother or father, foster-mother or father, adoptive mother or father, or step-mother or step-father.
    "Primary caregiver" means any person who is not a parent, but who provides temporary care to an infant or child, including but not limited to, a babysitter, child care provider, extended family member, nanny, or custodian.
    "Shaken baby" means the vigorous shaking of an infant or a young child that may result in bleeding inside the head and cause one or more of the following conditions: irreversible brain damage; blindness, retinal hemorrhage, or eye damage; cerebral palsy; hearing loss; spinal cord injury, including paralysis; seizures; learning disability; central nervous system injury; closed head injury; rib fracture; subdural hematoma; or death.
(Source: P.A. 94-228, eff. 1-1-06.)

410 ILCS 260/10

    (410 ILCS 260/10)
    Sec. 10. Shaken Baby Prevention Program. Subject to appropriation, the Director shall establish a statewide Shaken Baby Prevention Program to educate parents and primary caregivers about the dangers of shaken baby and to provide alternative techniques to venting anger and frustration. The program shall allow for voluntary participation and use multimedia educational vehicles, such as a video recording, to target the parents and primary caregivers of babies from birth through 3 years of age. Parents of newborns may choose to sign a participation form and fill out an evaluation form to record their participation in the program after viewing the multimedia educational materials. The Director, or the Director's designee, shall develop companion written materials, a program participation form, and an evaluation form. The Director shall designate and enter into contracts with experts, health care providers, and other State agencies to design and implement the program in all hospitals and child care facilities.
(Source: P.A. 94-228, eff. 1-1-06.)

410 ILCS 260/15

    (410 ILCS 260/15)
    Sec. 15. Local health departments. Local health departments shall assist the Director in implementing and administering the Shaken Baby Prevention Program in local hospitals and child care facilities. Local health departments' specific duties may include, but are not limited to, distributing the multimedia program materials and assisting in the collection of the data on program participation and the program evaluation forms for the Department's annual report required under Section 30.
(Source: P.A. 94-228, eff. 1-1-06.)

410 ILCS 260/20

    (410 ILCS 260/20)
    Sec. 20. Responsibilities of hospitals, health care providers, and child care providers.
    (a) Every hospital, maternal or pediatric health care provider, and child care provider shall encourage parents and primary caregivers to participate in the voluntary Shaken Baby Prevention Program by:
        (1) informing parents of all newborn children about
the program;
        (2) making available to parents the shaken baby
awareness and prevention multimedia materials provided by the Department;
        (3) making program participation forms developed by
the Department available for signing by parents after viewing the multimedia materials; and
        (4) keeping all program participation forms and
evaluation forms on file.
    (b) Hospitals shall report to the Department by no later than the first of November of each year: (i) the total number of births that occurred at the hospital that year; (ii) the total number of viewings of the shaken baby multimedia educational materials; and (iii) the total number of Shaken Baby Prevention Program participation forms signed at the hospital. All evaluation forms filled out during the year shall be forwarded to the Department with that data.
(Source: P.A. 94-228, eff. 1-1-06.)

410 ILCS 260/25

    (410 ILCS 260/25)
    Sec. 25. Parent support service. The Department may establish and operate a voluntary support service for parents who struggle with infant crying. The support service may include, but need not be limited to, telephone consultation and referrals to appropriate professional assistance.
(Source: P.A. 94-228, eff. 1-1-06.)

410 ILCS 260/30

    (410 ILCS 260/30)
    Sec. 30. Annual report. The Department shall make an annual report to the General Assembly of its findings and recommendations concerning the effectiveness, impact, and benefits derived from the Shaken Baby Prevention Program. The report shall contain evaluations of the program and recommendations for legislation deemed necessary and proper. The Department shall submit the report on or before the first day of January, beginning in 2007.
(Source: P.A. 94-228, eff. 1-1-06.)

410 ILCS 260/99

    (410 ILCS 260/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January 1, 2006.
(Source: P.A. 94-228, eff. 1-1-06.)