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Public Act 91-0745

SB1510 Enrolled                                LRB9112839JMdv

    AN ACT concerning Lyme disease.

    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 changing Section 2310-390 as follows:

    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-390) (was 20 ILCS 2310/55.65)
    Sec. 2310-390.  Lyme disease.
    (a)  The Department shall establish policies, procedures,
standards, and criteria for the collection, maintenance,  and
exchange   of   medical   information   necessary   for   the
identification   and   evaluation   of   Lyme  disease.   The
Department shall  include  in  its  public  health  promotion
programs  and  materials  the  medical  information about the
symptoms, causes, prevention, and treatment of  Lyme  disease
and how treatment may be obtained.
    (b)  Subject   to  appropriation,  the  Department  shall
conduct a study regarding the prevalence, identification, and
evaluation and treatment of Lyme  disease.  The  study  shall
include,  but  need  not  be  limited  to, a determination of
whether there are a significant number of Lyme disease  cases
that  do  not meet the federal definition, a determination of
health care provider awareness regarding  identification  and
treatment  of  Lyme disease, a determination of the volume of
unreported cases of Lyme disease, coordination with  relevant
State  agencies  to  identify  potential existence of species
capable  of  carrying  the  bacteria  associated  with   Lyme
disease,  and  the  amount  of information available to treat
those diagnosed  with  Lyme  disease.  The  Department  shall
complete  the  study  by  January  1, 2002 and issue a report
regarding its  findings  to  the  Governor  and  the  General
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

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