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Full Text of SB2483  94th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2005 and 2006


Introduced 1/18/2006, by Sen. Mattie Hunter


New Act

    Creates the Illinois State Diabetes Commission Act. Establishes the Illinois State Diabetes Commission. Sets forth term lengths of members and provides that members shall be reimbursed only for reasonable and necessary expenses. Requires the Department of Public Health to provide administrative support for the Commission. Sets forth duties of the Commission. Permits the Department to accept on behalf of the Commission any federal funds or gifts and donations from individuals, private organizations, and foundations. Repeals the Act on January 1, 2010. Effective November 1, 2006.

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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 Illinois State Diabetes Commission Act.
6     Section 5. Illinois State Diabetes Commission. There is
7 hereby established within the Department of Public Health the
8 Illinois State Diabetes Commission. The Commission shall
9 consist of at least 9 members that are residents of this State.
10 The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the
11 Governor as follows:
12         (1) The Director of Public Health or the Director's
13     designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the Commission.
14         (2) Two physicians who are board certified in
15     endocrinology, with at least one physician with expertise
16     and experience in the treatment of childhood diabetes and
17     at least one physician with expertise and experience in the
18     treatment of adult onset diabetes.
19         (3) Two health care professionals with expertise and
20     experience in the prevention, treatment, and control of
21     diabetes.
22         (4) One representative of the American Diabetes
23     Association.
24         (5) One representative of a voluntary health
25     organization or advocacy group with an interest in the
26     prevention, treatment, and control of diabetes.
27         (6) Two members of the public who have been diagnosed
28     with diabetes.
29     The Director of Public Health may appoint up to 8
30 additional members deemed necessary and appropriate by the
31 Director.



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1     Section 10. Members; meetings. Members of the Commission
2 shall be appointed by December 1, 2006. Of the initial members
3 appointed to the Commission, 5 members shall serve a term of 2
4 years and 4 members shall serve a term of one year. Thereafter,
5 members shall serve a term of 2 years. Any additional member
6 appointed by the Director of Public Health under Section 5 of
7 this Act shall serve a term of one year. A member shall
8 continue to serve until his or her successor is duly appointed
9 and qualified. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as
10 the original appointments, and any member so appointed shall
11 serve during the remainder of the term for which the vacancy
12 occurred.
13     Meetings shall be held at least every 90 days or at the
14 call of the Commission chairperson.
15     Section 15. Reimbursement. Members shall serve without
16 compensation but shall, subject to appropriation, be
17 reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses actually
18 incurred in the performance of the member's official duties.
19     Section 20. Department support of Commission. The
20 Department of Public Health shall provide administrative
21 support and current staff as necessary for the effective
22 operation of the Commission.
23     Section 25. Duties. The Commission shall perform all of the
24 following duties:
25         (1) Hold public hearings to gather information from the
26     general public on issues pertaining to the prevention,
27     treatment, and control of diabetes.
28         (2) Develop a strategy for the prevention, treatment,
29     and control of diabetes in this State.
30         (3) Examine the needs of adults, children, racial and
31     ethnic minorities, and medically underserved populations
32     who have diabetes.
33         (4) Identify the roles and responsibilities of health



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1     care professionals in the prevention and control of
2     diabetes.
3         (5) Provide an annual report on the activities of the
4     Commission to the Director of Public Health, the Speaker of
5     the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate,
6     and the Governor by February 1 of each year, beginning on
7     February 1, 2007.
8     Section 30. Funding. The Department of Public Health may
9 accept on behalf of the Commission any federal funds or gifts
10 and donations from individuals, private organizations, and
11 foundations and any other funds that may become available.
12     Section 90. Repeal. This Act is repealed on January 1,
13 2010.
14     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect November
15 1, 2006.