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91_HB3201 LRB9110539DJcd 1 AN ACT to amend the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency 2 Treatment Act by changing Section 5. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency 6 Treatment Act is amended by changing Section 5 as follows: 7 (410 ILCS 70/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 87-5) 8 Sec. 5. Minimum requirements for hospitals providing 9 emergency service to sexual assault survivors. (a) Every 10 hospital providing emergency hospital services to an alleged 11 sexual assault survivor under this Act shall, as minimum 12 requirements for such services, provide, with the consent of 13 the alleged sexual assault survivor, and as ordered by the 14 attending physician, the following: 15 (1) appropriate medical examinations and laboratory 16 tests required to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of 17 an alleged sexual assault survivor or which may be used as 18 evidence in a criminal proceeding against a person accused of 19 the sexual assault, or both; and records of the results of 20 such examinations and tests shall be maintained by the 21 hospital and made available to law enforcement officials upon 22 the request of the alleged sexual assault survivor; 23 (2) appropriate oral and written information concerning 24 the possibility of infection, sexually transmitted disease 25 and pregnancy resulting from sexual assault; 26 (3) appropriate oral and written information concerning 27 accepted medical procedures, medication, and possible 28 contraindications of such medication available for the 29 prevention or treatment of infection or disease resulting 30 from sexual assault; 31 (4) such medication as deemed appropriate by the -2- LRB9110539DJcd 1 attending physician; 2 (5) a blood test to determine the presence or absence of 3 sexually transmitted disease; 4 (6) written and oral instructions indicating the need 5 for a second blood test 6 weeks after the sexual assault to 6 determine the presence or absence of sexually transmitted 7 disease;
and8 (6.5) appropriate oral and written information concerning 9 accepted medical procedures for postcoital emergency 10 contraception and medications approved by the federal Food 11 and Drug Administration for use as postcoital emergency 12 contraception; 13 (6.10) if requested by the survivor of an alleged sexual 14 assault, medication approved by the federal Food and Drug 15 Administration for use as postcoital emergency contraception, 16 unless contraindicated for medical reasons; and 17 (7) appropriate counseling as determined by the 18 hospital, by trained personnel designated by the hospital. 19 (b) Any minor who is an alleged survivor of sexual 20 assault who seeks emergency services under this Act shall be 21 provided such services without the consent of the parent, 22 guardian or custodian of the minor. Only the minor's parent 23 or legal guardian can sign for release of evidence and 24 information concerning the alleged sexual assault. 25 (Source: P.A. 85-577.) 26 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 27 becoming law.
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