|Public Act 097-0713|
|HB4968 Enrolled||LRB097 18751 DRJ 65112 b|
AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Hospital Infant Feeding Act.
In this Act:
"Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative" means the voluntary
program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and
the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) that recognizes
hospitals that meet certain evaluation criteria regarding the
promotion of breastfeeding.
"Department" means the Department of Public Health.
"Hospital" has the meaning ascribed to that term in the
Hospital Licensing Act.
"Infant nutrition resource" means breastfeeding education
and infant formula safety and preparation.
Infant feeding policy required.
(a) Every hospital that provides birthing services must
adopt an infant feeding policy that promotes breastfeeding. In
developing the policy, a hospital shall consider guidance
provided by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.
(b) An infant feeding policy adopted under this Section