Public Act 100-1100
SB3532 EnrolledLRB100 20686 MJP 36143 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by adding Section 2310-313 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-313 new)
    Sec. 2310-313. Sepsis Review Task Force.
    (a) The Sepsis Review Task Force is created. The Task Force
shall study sepsis early intervention and the prevention of
loss of life from sepsis. The Task Force's study shall include,
but not be limited to:
        (1) studying the Medical Patient Rights Act, reviewing
    how other states handle patients' rights, and determining
    how Illinois can improve patients' rights and prevent
    sepsis based on the approaches of the other states;
        (2) investigating specific advances in medical
    technology that could identify sepsis in blood tests;
        (3) studying medical record sharing that would enable
    physicians and patients to see results from blood work that
    was drawn at hospitals;
        (4) best practices and protocols for hospitals,
    long-term care facilities licensed under the Nursing Home
    Care Act, ID/DD facilities under the ID/DD Community Care
    Act, and group homes; and
        (5) develop best practices and protocols for emergency
    first responders in the field dealing with patients who
    potentially are in septic shock or others who are suffering
    from sepsis.
    (b) The Task Force shall consist of the following members,
appointed by the Director of Public Health:
        (1) one representative of a statewide association
    representing hospitals;
        (2) two representatives of a statewide organization
    representing physicians licensed to practice medicine in
    all its branches, one of whom shall represent hospitalists;
        (3) one representative of a statewide organization
    representing emergency physicians;
        (4) one representative of a statewide labor union
    representing nurses;
        (5) two representatives of statewide organizations
    representing long-term care facilities;
        (6) one representative of a statewide organization
    representing facilities licensed under the MC/DD Act or
    ID/DD Community Care Act;
        (7) the Chief of the Department's Division of Emergency
    Medical Services and Highway Safety or his or her designee;
        (8) one representative of an ambulance or emergency
    medical services association;
        (9) three representatives of a nationwide sepsis
    advocacy organization;
        (10) one representative of a medical research
    department at a public university; and
        (11) one representative of a statewide association
    representing medical information management professionals.
    Task Force members shall serve without compensation. If a
vacancy occurs in the Task Force membership, the vacancy shall
be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. The
Department of Public Health shall provide the Task Force with
administrative and other support.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/26/2018