|Public Act 093-1015
||LRB093 20484 DRJ 46273 b
AN ACT in relation to health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Public Health Powers and
Duties Law of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by adding Section 2310-338 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2310/2310-338 new)
Asthma prevention and control program.
(a) Subject to appropriations for this purpose, the
Department shall establish an asthma prevention and control
program to provide leadership in Illinois for and coordination
of asthma prevention and intervention activities. The program
may include, but need not be limited to, the following
(1) Monitoring of asthma prevalence in the State.
(2) Education and training of health care
professionals concerning the current methods of diagnosing
and treating asthma.
(3) Patient and family education concerning the
management of asthma.
(4) Dissemination of information on programs shown to
reduce hospitalization, emergency room visits, and
absenteeism due to asthma.
(5) Consultation with and support of community-based
asthma prevention and control programs.
(6) Monitoring of environmental hazards or exposures,
or both, that may increase the incidence of asthma.
(b) In implementing the program established under
subsection (a), the Department shall consult with the
Department of Public Aid and the State Board of Education. In
addition, the Department shall seek advice from other
organizations and public and private entities concerned about