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 1        AN ACT regarding treatment of prostate cancer.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois  is
 5    amended by changing Section 55.90 as follows:

 6        (20 ILCS 2310/55.90)
 7        Sec.  55.90.   Prostate  and  testicular cancer awareness
 8    program.
 9        (a)  The  Department  of  Public   Health,   subject   to
10    appropriation  or  other  available  funding, shall conduct a
11    program to promote awareness and early detection of  prostate
12    and testicular cancer.  The program may include, but need not
13    be limited to:
14             (1)  dissemination   of  information  regarding  the
15        incidence of prostate and  testicular  cancer,  the  risk
16        factors  associated  with prostate and testicular cancer,
17        and the benefits of early detection and treatment;
18             (2)  promotion of information and  counseling  about
19        treatment options; and
20             (3)  establishment   and   promotion   of   referral
21        services and screening programs.
22        (b)  Subject to appropriation or other available funding,
23    a  Prostate  Cancer Screening Program shall be established in
24    the Department of Public Health.
25             (1) The Program shall apply to the following persons
26        and entities:
27                  (A)  uninsured and underinsured men 50 years of
28             age and older;
29                  (B)  uninsured and underinsured men between  40
30             and  50  years  of  age  who  are  at  high risk for
31             prostate cancer, upon the advice of a  physician  or
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 1             upon the request of the patient; and
 2                  (C)  non-profit     organizations     providing
 3             assistance to persons described in subparagraphs (A)
 4             and (B).
 5             (2)  Any   entity   funded   by  the  Program  shall
 6        coordinate with other local providers of prostate  cancer
 7        screening, diagnostic, follow-up, education, and advocacy
 8        services  to  avoid  duplication  of  effort.  Any entity
 9        funded by the Program shall comply  with  any  applicable
10        State  and  federal  standards  regarding prostate cancer
11        screening.
12             (3)  Administrative costs of  the  Department  shall
13        not  exceed  10%  of  the funds allocated to the Program.
14        Indirect costs of the entities  funded  by  this  Program
15        shall  not  exceed  12%.   The  Department  shall  define
16        "indirect  costs" in accordance with applicable State and
17        federal law.
18             (4)  Any entity funded by the Program shall  collect
19        data  and  maintain  records  that  are determined by the
20        Department to be necessary to facilitate the Department's
21        ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of  the
22        entities  and  the Program. Commencing with the Program's
23        second year of operation, the Department shall submit  an
24        Annual  Report  to the General Assembly and the Governor.
25        The   report   shall   describe   the   activities    and
26        effectiveness  of  the Program and shall include, but not
27        be  limited  to,  the  following  types  of   information
28        regarding those served by the Program:
29                  (A)  the number;
30                  (B)  the ethnic, geographic, and age breakdown;
31                  (C)  the stages of presentation; and
32                  (D)  the diagnostic and treatment status.
33             (5)  The  Department  or  any  entity  funded by the
34        Program shall collect personal  and  medical  information
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 1        necessary  to  administer the Program from any individual
 2        applying  for  services  under   the   Program.       The
 3        information  shall  be  confidential  and  shall  not  be
 4        disclosed other than for purposes directly connected with
 5        the  administration of the Program or except as otherwise
 6        provided by law or pursuant to prior written  consent  of
 7        the subject of the information.
 8             (6)  The  Department  or  any  entity  funded by the
 9        program may  disclose  the  confidential  information  to
10        medical  personnel and fiscal intermediaries of the State
11        to the extent necessary to administer the Program, and to
12        other State public health agencies or medical researchers
13        if the confidential information is necessary to carry out
14        the duties  of  those  agencies  or  researchers  in  the
15        investigation,   control,  or  surveillance  of  prostate
16        cancer.
17        (c)  The Department shall adopt rules  to  implement  the
18    Prostate  Cancer  Screening  Program  in  accordance with the
19    Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
20    (Source: P.A. 90-599, eff. 1-1-99.)

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