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92_SB1719 LRB9215389LDtm 1 AN ACT in relation to public health. 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 Powers and 5 Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is 6 amended by adding Section 2310-610 as follows: 7 (20 ILCS 2310/2310-610 new) 8 Sec. 2310-610. Disease classification; obesity. The 9 Department shall classify obesity as a disease. 10 For the purpose of this Section: 11 "Body mass index" means a mathematical formula used to 12 determine a person's body weight in relation to height as 13 measured by dividing a person's weight in kilograms by the 14 square of the person's height in meters. 15 "Obesity" means: 16 (1) having a body mass index of 30 or greater; or 17 (2) having a body mass index of 27 or greater and 18 having one or more of the following: 19 (i) Type II diabetes mellitus; 20 (ii) Impaired glucose tolerance; 21 (iii) Hypertension; 22 (iv) Cardiovascular disease; 23 (v) Gastric reflux disease; 24 (vi) Gall bladder disease; 25 (vii) Osteoarthritis of the hips or knees; 26 (viii) Sleep apnea; 27 (ix) Cerebrovascular disease (stroke); 28 (x) Coronary heart disease; 29 (xi) Dyslipidemia; 30 (xii) Gout; 31 (xiii) Cancer; -2- LRB9215389LDtm 1 (xiv) Infertility; or 2 (xv) Respiratory difficulties 3 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 4 becoming law.
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