99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced , by Rep. Robyn Gabel
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Down Syndrome Information and Awareness Act. Requires the
Department of Public Health to make available up-to-date, evidence-based
written information about Down syndrome. Sets forth a list of the type of
information the Department must offer. Provides that the Department shall
make this information available to persons who render prenatal care,
postnatal care, or genetic counseling to parents who receive a prenatal or
postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Requires a health care provider who
renders prenatal or postnatal care, or genetic counselor who renders
genetic counseling to, upon receipt of a positive test result from a test
for Down syndrome, provide an expectant or new parent with the information
provided by the Department.
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AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be known as the
Syndrome Information and Awareness Act.
As used in this Act:
"Clearinghouse" means a central institution or agency for
the collection, maintenance, and distribution of materials
related to Down syndrome.
"Down syndrome" means a chromosomal condition caused by an
error in cell division that results in the presence of an extra
whole or partial copy of chromosome 21.
"First call program" means a volunteer group of individuals
who make themselves available to parents of children newly
diagnosed with Down syndrome.
"Health care provider" means any physician, hospital
facility, or other person that is licensed or otherwise
authorized to deliver health care services.
Down syndrome information.
shall make available up-to-date, evidence-based written
information about Down syndrome that has been reviewed by
medical experts and State and national Down syndrome