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20 ILCS 2310/2310-313

    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-313)
    Sec. 2310-313. Sepsis Review Task Force.
    (a) The Sepsis Review Task Force is created. The Task Force shall study sepsis early intervention and the prevention of loss of life from sepsis. The Task Force's study shall include, but not be limited to:
        (1) studying the Medical Patient Rights Act,
reviewing how other states handle patients' rights, and determining how Illinois can improve patients' rights and prevent sepsis based on the approaches of the other states;
        (2) investigating specific advances in medical
technology that could identify sepsis in blood tests;
        (3) studying medical record sharing that would enable
physicians and patients to see results from blood work that was drawn at hospitals;
        (4) best practices and protocols for hospitals,
long-term care facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, ID/DD facilities under the ID/DD Community Care Act, and group homes; and
        (5) developing best practices and protocols for
emergency first responders in the field dealing with patients who potentially are in septic shock or others who are suffering from sepsis.
    (b) The Task Force shall consist of the following members, appointed by the Director of Public Health:
        (1) one representative of a statewide association
representing hospitals;
        (2) two representatives of a statewide organization
representing physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, one of whom shall represent hospitalists;
        (3) one representative of a statewide organization
representing emergency physicians;
        (4) one representative of a statewide labor union
representing nurses;
        (5) two representatives of statewide organizations
representing long-term care facilities;
        (6) one representative of a statewide organization
representing facilities licensed under the MC/DD Act or ID/DD Community Care Act;
        (7) the Chief of the Department's Division of
Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety or his or her designee;
        (8) one representative of an ambulance or emergency
medical services association;
        (9) three representatives of a nationwide sepsis
advocacy organization;
        (10) one representative of a medical research
department at a public university; and
        (11) one representative of a statewide association
representing medical information management professionals.
    Task Force members shall serve without compensation. If a vacancy occurs in the Task Force membership, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. The Department of Public Health shall provide the Task Force with administrative and other support.
(Source: P.A. 100-1100, eff. 8-26-18; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)