Illinois General Assembly - Full Text of SB0654
Illinois General Assembly

Previous General Assemblies

Full Text of SB0654  95th General Assembly



SB0654 Enrolled LRB095 09055 KBJ 29246 b

1     AN ACT concerning health.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5 Diabetes Initiative Act.
6     Section 5. Diabetes initiative.
7     (a) The Department of Human Services shall develop a
8 strategic plan to slow the rate of diabetes as a result of
9 obesity and other environmental factors by the year 2010. The
10 Department shall collaborate with the Illinois State Diabetes
11 Commission and may convene work groups as necessary that may
12 include:
13         (1) health care professionals and researchers
14     specializing in diabetes treatment or research;
15         (2) diabetes educators;
16         (3) representatives of medical schools or schools of
17     public health;
18         (4) high school or college health educators;
19         (5) representatives from geographic areas or other
20     population groups at higher risk of diabetes;
21         (6) representatives of community-based organizations
22     involved in providing education, awareness, or support
23     about diabetes; or



SB0654 Enrolled - 2 - LRB095 09055 KBJ 29246 b

1         (7) other representatives the Department determines
2     are necessary.
3     (b) In developing the plan, the Department shall:
4         (1) identify barriers to effective screening
5     compliance and treatment for diabetes, including specific
6     barriers affecting providers and patients;
7         (2) identify methods to increase the number of
8     beneficiaries who will screen regularly for diabetes;
9         (3) review current medical therapies and best clinical
10     practices for diabetes, including the American Diabetes
11     Association clinical measures and recommendations,
12     including the importance of Body Mass Index as a key factor
13     to managing diabetes;
14         (4) review drugs and biologicals available to control
15     diabetes, including those that are provided upon failure of
16     oral medications and as ancillary to the provision of
17     insulin;
18         (5) review current screening, treatment, and related
19     activities in this State and identify gaps in service
20     delivery, use of technology, or use of current clinical
21     measures and guidelines, such as those promulgated by the
22     American Diabetes Association;
23         (6) identify actions to be taken to reduce the
24     morbidity and mortality from diabetes by the year 2010 and
25     a time line for taking those actions; and
26         (7) make recommendations to the General Assembly on



SB0654 Enrolled - 3 - LRB095 09055 KBJ 29246 b

1     policy changes and funding needed to achieve the strategic
2     plan.
3     (c) The Department shall deliver the plan to the Governor
4 and to the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2008.
5     Section 10. Expiration. This Act is repealed on January 1,
6 2010.
7     Section 15. The Illinois State Diabetes Commission Act is
8 amended by changing Sections 5 and 10 as follows:
9     (20 ILCS 4055/5)
10     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2010)
11     Sec. 5. Illinois State Diabetes Commission. There is hereby
12 established within the Department of Human Services the
13 Illinois State Diabetes Commission. The Commission shall
14 consist of members that are residents of this State and shall
15 include an Executive Committee appointed by the Secretary of
16 Human Services as provided by rule. The members of the
17 Commission shall be appointed by the Secretary of Human
18 Services as follows:
19         (1) The Secretary of Human Services or the Secretary's
20     designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the Commission.
21         (2) Physicians who are board certified in
22     endocrinology, with at least one physician with expertise
23     and experience in the treatment of childhood diabetes and



SB0654 Enrolled - 4 - LRB095 09055 KBJ 29246 b

1     at least one physician with expertise and experience in the
2     treatment of adult onset diabetes.
3         (3) Health care professionals with expertise and
4     experience in the prevention, treatment, and control of
5     diabetes.
6         (4) Representatives of organizations or groups that
7     advocate on behalf of persons suffering from diabetes.
8         (5) Representatives of voluntary health organizations
9     or advocacy groups with an interest in the prevention,
10     treatment, and control of diabetes.
11         (6) Members of the public who have been diagnosed with
12     diabetes.
13     The Secretary of Human Services may appoint additional
14 members deemed necessary and appropriate by the Secretary.
15 (Source: P.A. 94-788, eff. 11-1-06.)
16     (20 ILCS 4055/10)
17     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2010)
18     Sec. 10. Members; meetings. Members of the Commission shall
19 be appointed within one year after the effective date of this
20 amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly by December 1,
21 2006. A member shall continue to serve until his or her
22 successor is duly appointed and qualified.
23     Meetings shall be held 3 times per year or at the call of
24 the Commission chairperson.
25 (Source: P.A. 94-788, eff. 11-1-06.)



SB0654 Enrolled - 5 - LRB095 09055 KBJ 29246 b

1     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2 becoming law.