State of Illinois
2015 and 2016


Introduced , by Rep. Elaine Nekritz


20 ILCS 2310/2310-685 new

    Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Public Health to establish and conduct a public education program to inform pregnant women and women who may become pregnant regarding cytomegalovirus.

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
5Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
6amended by adding Section 2310-685 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-685 new)
8    Sec. 2310-685. Cytomegalovirus public education program.
9    (a) In this Section:
10        "CMV" means cytomegalovirus.
11        "Health care provider" means any physician, hospital
12    facility, or other person that is licensed or otherwise
13    authorized to deliver health care services.
14    (b) The Department shall establish and conduct a public
15education program to inform pregnant women and women who may
16become pregnant regarding:
17        (1) incidences of CMV;
18        (2) the transmission of CMV to pregnant women and women
19    who may become pregnant;
20        (3) birth defects caused by congenital CMV;
21        (4) methods of diagnosing congenital CMV; and
22        (5) available preventative measures.
23    (c) The Department shall provide the information described



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1in subsection (b) of this Section to the following entities:
2        (1) child care programs licensed under the Child Care
3    Act of 1969;
4        (2) any person serving as a school nurse;
5        (3) any person offering health education in a school
6    district;
7        (4) health care providers offering care to pregnant
8    women and infants; and
9        (5) religious, ecclesiastical, or denominational
10    organizations offering children's programs as a part of
11    worship services.
12    (d) If a newborn infant fails a newborn hearing screening,
13then the treating health care provider shall:
14        (1) test the newborn infant or refer the newborn infant
15    for testing for CMV before the newborn is 21 days of age,
16    unless a parent of the newborn infant objects; and
17        (2) provide to the parents of the newborn infant
18    information regarding (i) birth defects caused by
19    congenital CMV and (ii) available methods of treatment.
20    (e) The Department shall adopt rules necessary to implement
21this Section.