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SB1434 Enrolled                                LRB9109632ACtm

 1        AN ACT concerning dementia-related health care.

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

 4        Section  5.  The  Department  of  Public  Health  Act  is
 5    amended by adding Section 5.5 as follows:

 6        (20 ILCS 2305/5.5 new)
 7        Sec.   5.5.  Specialized  training  for  dementia-related
 8    diseases.  The Department, in cooperation with the Department
 9    on Aging or any other appropriate federal,  State,  or  local
10    agency,  shall  develop  specialized  training and experience
11    criteria for persons who  provide  health  or  home  care  to
12    victims  of  Alzheimer's  disease  or  other dementia-related
13    disorders, including but not limited to cognitive  and  motor
14    skill    disorders,   stroke   and   related   complications,
15    Huntington's  disease,  Pick's  disease,  Parkinson  dementia
16    complex, and senility.  In  addition,  the  Department  shall
17    study the effectiveness of certifying, through the Department
18    or  an  appropriate  private  certifying  body,  persons  who
19    provide health or home care to victims of Alzheimer's disease
20    or other dementia-related disorders according to the criteria
21    developed  under  this Section.  The Department shall develop
22    the criteria and present its findings and recommendations  to
23    the  Governor  and the General Assembly on or before March 1,
24    2001.

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