Rep. Elaine Nekritz

Filed: 4/20/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 184 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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 develop or approve and publish
15informational materials for women who may become pregnant,
16expectant parents, and parents of infants regarding:



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1        (1) the incidence of CMV;
2        (2) the transmission of CMV to pregnant women and women
3    who may become pregnant;
4        (3) birth defects caused by congenital CMV;
5        (4) methods of diagnosing congenital CMV;
6        (5) available preventive measures to avoid the
7    infection of women who are pregnant or may become pregnant;
8    and
9        (6) treatment options available for children born with
10    congenital CMV.
11    (c) The Department shall publish the information required
12to be published under subsection (b) on its Internet website.
13The Department may not charge a fee for physical copies of the
14materials. The Department shall provide appropriate quantities
15of the materials to any person upon request.
16    (d) The Department shall establish an outreach program to:
17        (1) educate women who may become pregnant, expectant
18    parents, and parents of infants about CMV; and
19        (2) raise awareness of CMV among health care providers
20    who provide care to expectant mothers or infants.
21    (e) The Department may solicit and accept the assistance of
22any relevant medical associations or community resources,
23including faith-based resources, to promote education about
24CMV under this Section.
25    (f) If a newborn infant fails the 2 initial hearing
26screenings in the hospital, then the hospital performing that



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1screening shall provide to the parents of the newborn infant
2information regarding: (i) birth defects caused by congenital
3CMV; (ii) testing opportunities and options for CMV, including
4the opportunity to test for CMV before leaving the hospital;
5and (iii) available early intervention services. The
6Department shall develop or approve materials for parents
7described in this subsection (d) and post the materials on its
8website. Health care providers may use the materials developed
9by the Department.
10    (g) The Department shall adopt rules necessary to implement
11this Section.".