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Full Text of HB1407  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Hospital Licensing Act is amended by
5changing Section 11.7 as follows:
6    (210 ILCS 85/11.7)
7    Sec. 11.7. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Education.
8    (a) A hospital shall provide, free of charge, information
9and instructional materials regarding sudden infant death
10syndrome (SIDS), explaining the medical effects upon infants
11and young children and emphasizing measures that may reduce the
12risk. The materials shall include information concerning safe
13sleep environments developed by the American Academy of
14Pediatrics or a statewide or nationally recognized SIDS or
15medical association.
16    (b) The information and materials described in subsection
17(a) shall be provided to parents or legal guardians of each
18newborn, upon discharge from the hospital. Prior to discharge,
19a nurse or appropriate staff person shall review the proffered
20materials with the infant's parents or legal guardian and shall
21discuss best practices to reduce the incidence of SIDS as
22recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
23    (c) Nothing in this Section prohibits a hospital from



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1obtaining free and suitable information from a public or
2private agency.
3(Source: P.A. 96-1116, eff. 1-1-11; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)
4    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
5becoming law.