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    (410 ILCS 315/0.01) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.10)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Communicable Disease Prevention Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (410 ILCS 315/1)(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.11)
    Sec. 1. Certain communicable diseases such as measles, poliomyelitis, invasive pneumococcal disease, and tetanus, may and do result in serious physical and mental disability including mental retardation, permanent paralysis, encephalitis, convulsions, pneumonia, and not infrequently, death.
    Most of these diseases attack young children, and if they have not been immunized, may spread to other susceptible children and possibly, adults, thus, posing serious threats to the health of the community. Effective, safe and widely used vaccines and immunization procedures have been developed and are available to prevent these diseases and to limit their spread. Even though such immunization procedures are available, many children fail to receive this protection either through parental oversight, lack of concern, knowledge or interest, or lack of available facilities or funds. The existence of susceptible children in the community constitutes a health hazard to the individual and to the public at large by serving as a focus for the spread of these communicable diseases.
    It is declared to be the public policy of this State that all children shall be protected, as soon after birth as medically indicated, by the appropriate vaccines and immunizing procedures to prevent communicable diseases which are or which may in the future become preventable by immunization.
(Source: P.A. 95‑159, eff. 8‑14‑07.)

    (410 ILCS 315/1.5)
    Sec. 1.5. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Notwithstanding Section 2 of this Act, within 30 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, the Department shall promulgate rules and regulations, and shall submit those rules and regulations in accordance with the rulemaking first notice requirements under Section 5‑40 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, requiring the age‑appropriate series of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to a child younger than 2 years of age who is enrolled or enrolling in a licensed child care facility, as that term is defined in the Child Care Act of 1969. The Department shall also establish protocols for children younger than 2 years of age to catch up on missed doses. A child care facility must be able to furnish proof of compliance with this Section for all children at the facility, beginning January 1, 2008.
    The provisions of this Section shall not apply if:
        (1) the parent or guardian of the child objects
     thereto on the grounds that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices; or
        (2) a physician employed by the parent or guardian to
     provide care and treatment to the child states that the physical condition of the child is such that the administration of the required immunizing agent would be detrimental to the health of the child.
(Source: P.A. 95‑159, eff. 8‑14‑07.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.12)
    Sec. 2. The Department of Public Health shall promulgate rules and regulations requiring immunization of children against preventable communicable diseases designated by the Director. Before any regulation or amendment thereto is prescribed, the Department shall conduct a public hearing regarding such regulation. In addition, before any regulation or any amendment to a regulation is adopted, and after the Immunization Advisory Committee has made its recommendations, the State Board of Health shall conduct 3 public hearings, geographically distributed throughout the State, regarding the regulation or amendment to the regulation. At the conclusion of the hearings, the State Board of Health shall issue a report, including its recommendations, to the Director. The Director shall take into consideration any comments or recommendations made by the Board based on these hearings. The Department may prescribe additional rules and regulations for immunization of other diseases as vaccines are developed.
    The provisions of this Act shall not apply if:
    1. The parent or guardian of the child objects thereto on the grounds that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with his religious tenets or practices or,
    2. A physician employed by the parent or guardian to provide care and treatment to the child states that the physical condition of the child is such that the administration of one or more of the required immunizing agents would be detrimental to the health of the child.
(Source: P.A. 90‑607, eff. 6‑30‑98.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.12a)
    Sec. 2a. Whenever a child of school age is reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health or a local health department as having been diagnosed as having acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS‑related complex (ARC) or as having been shown to have been exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or any other identified causative agent of AIDS by testing positive on a Western Blot Assay or more reliable test, such department shall give prompt and confidential notice of the identity of the child to the principal of the school in which the child is enrolled. If the child is enrolled in a public school, the principal shall disclose the identity of the child to the superintendent of the school district in which the child resides.
    The principal may, as necessary, disclose the identity of an infected child to:
    (1) the school nurse at that school;
    (2) the classroom teachers in whose classes the child is enrolled; and
    (3) those persons who, pursuant to federal or state law, are required to decide the placement or educational program of the child.
    In addition, the principal may inform such other persons as may be necessary that an infected child is enrolled at that school, so long as the child's identity is not revealed.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1399.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2b) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.12b)
    Sec. 2b. From funds appropriated from the Ryan White AIDS Victims Assistance Fund, a special fund in the State treasury which is hereby created, the Illinois Department of Public Health shall make grants to public and private agencies for direct patient care, counselling or assistance for persons who are victims of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome related complex (ARC).
(Source: P.A. 87‑342.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2c)
    Sec. 2c. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88‑669, eff. 11‑29‑94. Repealed by P.A. 92‑790, eff. 8‑6‑02.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2d)
    Sec. 2d. The Illinois Department of Public Health may pay for health insurance coverage with funds appropriated for this purpose on behalf of persons who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and are eligible for "continuation coverage" as provided by the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 or group health insurance policies. The Illinois Department of Public Health shall adopt rules to establish income eligibility requirements for participation in this health insurance coverage program. The Illinois Department of Public Health shall also adopt rules and regulations to administer this program that are in compliance with the requirements of the federal Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990.
(Source: P.A. 92‑275, eff. 8‑7‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2e)
    Sec. 2e. Cervical cancer prevention.
    (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 2 of this Act, beginning August 1, 2007, the Department of Public Health must provide all female students who are entering sixth grade and their parents or legal guardians written information about the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer and the availability of a HPV vaccine.
    (b) The Director of Public Health shall prescribe the content of the information required in subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) In order to provide for the expeditious and timely implementation of the provisions of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, the Department of Public Health shall adopt emergency rules in accordance with Section 5‑45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to the extent necessary to administer the Department's responsibilities under this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly. The adoption of emergency rules authorized by this subsection (c) is deemed to be necessary for the public interest, safety, and welfare.
(Source: P.A. 95‑422, eff. 8‑24‑07.)

    (410 ILCS 315/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.13)
    Sec. 3. The provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act are hereby expressly adopted and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Department of Public Health under this Act, except that Section 5‑35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to procedures for rule‑making does not apply to the adoption of any rule required by federal law in connection with which the Department is precluded by law from exercising any discretion.
(Source: P.A. 88‑45.)

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Illinois > Chapter410 > 1552

    (410 ILCS 315/0.01) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.10)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Communicable Disease Prevention Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (410 ILCS 315/1)(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.11)
    Sec. 1. Certain communicable diseases such as measles, poliomyelitis, invasive pneumococcal disease, and tetanus, may and do result in serious physical and mental disability including mental retardation, permanent paralysis, encephalitis, convulsions, pneumonia, and not infrequently, death.
    Most of these diseases attack young children, and if they have not been immunized, may spread to other susceptible children and possibly, adults, thus, posing serious threats to the health of the community. Effective, safe and widely used vaccines and immunization procedures have been developed and are available to prevent these diseases and to limit their spread. Even though such immunization procedures are available, many children fail to receive this protection either through parental oversight, lack of concern, knowledge or interest, or lack of available facilities or funds. The existence of susceptible children in the community constitutes a health hazard to the individual and to the public at large by serving as a focus for the spread of these communicable diseases.
    It is declared to be the public policy of this State that all children shall be protected, as soon after birth as medically indicated, by the appropriate vaccines and immunizing procedures to prevent communicable diseases which are or which may in the future become preventable by immunization.
(Source: P.A. 95‑159, eff. 8‑14‑07.)

    (410 ILCS 315/1.5)
    Sec. 1.5. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Notwithstanding Section 2 of this Act, within 30 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, the Department shall promulgate rules and regulations, and shall submit those rules and regulations in accordance with the rulemaking first notice requirements under Section 5‑40 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, requiring the age‑appropriate series of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to a child younger than 2 years of age who is enrolled or enrolling in a licensed child care facility, as that term is defined in the Child Care Act of 1969. The Department shall also establish protocols for children younger than 2 years of age to catch up on missed doses. A child care facility must be able to furnish proof of compliance with this Section for all children at the facility, beginning January 1, 2008.
    The provisions of this Section shall not apply if:
        (1) the parent or guardian of the child objects
     thereto on the grounds that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices; or
        (2) a physician employed by the parent or guardian to
     provide care and treatment to the child states that the physical condition of the child is such that the administration of the required immunizing agent would be detrimental to the health of the child.
(Source: P.A. 95‑159, eff. 8‑14‑07.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.12)
    Sec. 2. The Department of Public Health shall promulgate rules and regulations requiring immunization of children against preventable communicable diseases designated by the Director. Before any regulation or amendment thereto is prescribed, the Department shall conduct a public hearing regarding such regulation. In addition, before any regulation or any amendment to a regulation is adopted, and after the Immunization Advisory Committee has made its recommendations, the State Board of Health shall conduct 3 public hearings, geographically distributed throughout the State, regarding the regulation or amendment to the regulation. At the conclusion of the hearings, the State Board of Health shall issue a report, including its recommendations, to the Director. The Director shall take into consideration any comments or recommendations made by the Board based on these hearings. The Department may prescribe additional rules and regulations for immunization of other diseases as vaccines are developed.
    The provisions of this Act shall not apply if:
    1. The parent or guardian of the child objects thereto on the grounds that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with his religious tenets or practices or,
    2. A physician employed by the parent or guardian to provide care and treatment to the child states that the physical condition of the child is such that the administration of one or more of the required immunizing agents would be detrimental to the health of the child.
(Source: P.A. 90‑607, eff. 6‑30‑98.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.12a)
    Sec. 2a. Whenever a child of school age is reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health or a local health department as having been diagnosed as having acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS‑related complex (ARC) or as having been shown to have been exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or any other identified causative agent of AIDS by testing positive on a Western Blot Assay or more reliable test, such department shall give prompt and confidential notice of the identity of the child to the principal of the school in which the child is enrolled. If the child is enrolled in a public school, the principal shall disclose the identity of the child to the superintendent of the school district in which the child resides.
    The principal may, as necessary, disclose the identity of an infected child to:
    (1) the school nurse at that school;
    (2) the classroom teachers in whose classes the child is enrolled; and
    (3) those persons who, pursuant to federal or state law, are required to decide the placement or educational program of the child.
    In addition, the principal may inform such other persons as may be necessary that an infected child is enrolled at that school, so long as the child's identity is not revealed.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1399.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2b) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.12b)
    Sec. 2b. From funds appropriated from the Ryan White AIDS Victims Assistance Fund, a special fund in the State treasury which is hereby created, the Illinois Department of Public Health shall make grants to public and private agencies for direct patient care, counselling or assistance for persons who are victims of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome related complex (ARC).
(Source: P.A. 87‑342.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2c)
    Sec. 2c. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88‑669, eff. 11‑29‑94. Repealed by P.A. 92‑790, eff. 8‑6‑02.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2d)
    Sec. 2d. The Illinois Department of Public Health may pay for health insurance coverage with funds appropriated for this purpose on behalf of persons who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and are eligible for "continuation coverage" as provided by the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 or group health insurance policies. The Illinois Department of Public Health shall adopt rules to establish income eligibility requirements for participation in this health insurance coverage program. The Illinois Department of Public Health shall also adopt rules and regulations to administer this program that are in compliance with the requirements of the federal Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990.
(Source: P.A. 92‑275, eff. 8‑7‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2e)
    Sec. 2e. Cervical cancer prevention.
    (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 2 of this Act, beginning August 1, 2007, the Department of Public Health must provide all female students who are entering sixth grade and their parents or legal guardians written information about the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer and the availability of a HPV vaccine.
    (b) The Director of Public Health shall prescribe the content of the information required in subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) In order to provide for the expeditious and timely implementation of the provisions of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, the Department of Public Health shall adopt emergency rules in accordance with Section 5‑45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to the extent necessary to administer the Department's responsibilities under this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly. The adoption of emergency rules authorized by this subsection (c) is deemed to be necessary for the public interest, safety, and welfare.
(Source: P.A. 95‑422, eff. 8‑24‑07.)

    (410 ILCS 315/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.13)
    Sec. 3. The provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act are hereby expressly adopted and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Department of Public Health under this Act, except that Section 5‑35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to procedures for rule‑making does not apply to the adoption of any rule required by federal law in connection with which the Department is precluded by law from exercising any discretion.
(Source: P.A. 88‑45.)

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Statutes > Illinois > Chapter410 > 1552

    (410 ILCS 315/0.01) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.10)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Communicable Disease Prevention Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (410 ILCS 315/1)(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.11)
    Sec. 1. Certain communicable diseases such as measles, poliomyelitis, invasive pneumococcal disease, and tetanus, may and do result in serious physical and mental disability including mental retardation, permanent paralysis, encephalitis, convulsions, pneumonia, and not infrequently, death.
    Most of these diseases attack young children, and if they have not been immunized, may spread to other susceptible children and possibly, adults, thus, posing serious threats to the health of the community. Effective, safe and widely used vaccines and immunization procedures have been developed and are available to prevent these diseases and to limit their spread. Even though such immunization procedures are available, many children fail to receive this protection either through parental oversight, lack of concern, knowledge or interest, or lack of available facilities or funds. The existence of susceptible children in the community constitutes a health hazard to the individual and to the public at large by serving as a focus for the spread of these communicable diseases.
    It is declared to be the public policy of this State that all children shall be protected, as soon after birth as medically indicated, by the appropriate vaccines and immunizing procedures to prevent communicable diseases which are or which may in the future become preventable by immunization.
(Source: P.A. 95‑159, eff. 8‑14‑07.)

    (410 ILCS 315/1.5)
    Sec. 1.5. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Notwithstanding Section 2 of this Act, within 30 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, the Department shall promulgate rules and regulations, and shall submit those rules and regulations in accordance with the rulemaking first notice requirements under Section 5‑40 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, requiring the age‑appropriate series of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to a child younger than 2 years of age who is enrolled or enrolling in a licensed child care facility, as that term is defined in the Child Care Act of 1969. The Department shall also establish protocols for children younger than 2 years of age to catch up on missed doses. A child care facility must be able to furnish proof of compliance with this Section for all children at the facility, beginning January 1, 2008.
    The provisions of this Section shall not apply if:
        (1) the parent or guardian of the child objects
     thereto on the grounds that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices; or
        (2) a physician employed by the parent or guardian to
     provide care and treatment to the child states that the physical condition of the child is such that the administration of the required immunizing agent would be detrimental to the health of the child.
(Source: P.A. 95‑159, eff. 8‑14‑07.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.12)
    Sec. 2. The Department of Public Health shall promulgate rules and regulations requiring immunization of children against preventable communicable diseases designated by the Director. Before any regulation or amendment thereto is prescribed, the Department shall conduct a public hearing regarding such regulation. In addition, before any regulation or any amendment to a regulation is adopted, and after the Immunization Advisory Committee has made its recommendations, the State Board of Health shall conduct 3 public hearings, geographically distributed throughout the State, regarding the regulation or amendment to the regulation. At the conclusion of the hearings, the State Board of Health shall issue a report, including its recommendations, to the Director. The Director shall take into consideration any comments or recommendations made by the Board based on these hearings. The Department may prescribe additional rules and regulations for immunization of other diseases as vaccines are developed.
    The provisions of this Act shall not apply if:
    1. The parent or guardian of the child objects thereto on the grounds that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with his religious tenets or practices or,
    2. A physician employed by the parent or guardian to provide care and treatment to the child states that the physical condition of the child is such that the administration of one or more of the required immunizing agents would be detrimental to the health of the child.
(Source: P.A. 90‑607, eff. 6‑30‑98.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.12a)
    Sec. 2a. Whenever a child of school age is reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health or a local health department as having been diagnosed as having acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS‑related complex (ARC) or as having been shown to have been exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or any other identified causative agent of AIDS by testing positive on a Western Blot Assay or more reliable test, such department shall give prompt and confidential notice of the identity of the child to the principal of the school in which the child is enrolled. If the child is enrolled in a public school, the principal shall disclose the identity of the child to the superintendent of the school district in which the child resides.
    The principal may, as necessary, disclose the identity of an infected child to:
    (1) the school nurse at that school;
    (2) the classroom teachers in whose classes the child is enrolled; and
    (3) those persons who, pursuant to federal or state law, are required to decide the placement or educational program of the child.
    In addition, the principal may inform such other persons as may be necessary that an infected child is enrolled at that school, so long as the child's identity is not revealed.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1399.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2b) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.12b)
    Sec. 2b. From funds appropriated from the Ryan White AIDS Victims Assistance Fund, a special fund in the State treasury which is hereby created, the Illinois Department of Public Health shall make grants to public and private agencies for direct patient care, counselling or assistance for persons who are victims of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome related complex (ARC).
(Source: P.A. 87‑342.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2c)
    Sec. 2c. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88‑669, eff. 11‑29‑94. Repealed by P.A. 92‑790, eff. 8‑6‑02.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2d)
    Sec. 2d. The Illinois Department of Public Health may pay for health insurance coverage with funds appropriated for this purpose on behalf of persons who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and are eligible for "continuation coverage" as provided by the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 or group health insurance policies. The Illinois Department of Public Health shall adopt rules to establish income eligibility requirements for participation in this health insurance coverage program. The Illinois Department of Public Health shall also adopt rules and regulations to administer this program that are in compliance with the requirements of the federal Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990.
(Source: P.A. 92‑275, eff. 8‑7‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 315/2e)
    Sec. 2e. Cervical cancer prevention.
    (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 2 of this Act, beginning August 1, 2007, the Department of Public Health must provide all female students who are entering sixth grade and their parents or legal guardians written information about the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer and the availability of a HPV vaccine.
    (b) The Director of Public Health shall prescribe the content of the information required in subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) In order to provide for the expeditious and timely implementation of the provisions of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, the Department of Public Health shall adopt emergency rules in accordance with Section 5‑45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to the extent necessary to administer the Department's responsibilities under this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly. The adoption of emergency rules authorized by this subsection (c) is deemed to be necessary for the public interest, safety, and welfare.
(Source: P.A. 95‑422, eff. 8‑24‑07.)

    (410 ILCS 315/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.13)
    Sec. 3. The provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act are hereby expressly adopted and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Department of Public Health under this Act, except that Section 5‑35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to procedures for rule‑making does not apply to the adoption of any rule required by federal law in connection with which the Department is precluded by law from exercising any discretion.
(Source: P.A. 88‑45.)

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