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420 ILCS 40/5
(420 ILCS 40/5)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 210-5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Limitations on application of radiation to human beings and
requirements for radiation installation operators providing mammography
(a) No person shall intentionally administer radiation to a human being
unless such person is licensed to practice a treatment of human ailments by
virtue of the Illinois Medical, Dental or Podiatric Medical Practice Acts,
or, as physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, technician, nurse,
or other assistant, is
acting under the
supervision, prescription or direction of such licensed person. However,
no such physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, technician,
nurse, or other assistant
acting under the supervision
of a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987, shall
administer radiation to human beings unless accredited by the Agency, except that persons enrolled in a course of education
approved by the Agency may apply ionizing radiation
to human beings as required by their course of study when under the direct
supervision of a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
No person authorized by this Section to apply ionizing radiation shall apply
such radiation except to those parts of the human body specified in the Act
under which such person or his supervisor is licensed.
No person may operate a radiation installation where ionizing radiation is
administered to human beings unless all persons who administer ionizing
radiation in that radiation installation are licensed, accredited, or
exempted in accordance with this Section. Nothing in this Section shall be
deemed to relieve a person from complying with the provisions of Section 10.
(b) In addition, no person shall provide mammography services unless
all of the following requirements are met:
(1) the mammography procedures are performed using a
radiation machine that is specifically designed for mammography;
(2) the mammography procedures are performed using a
radiation machine that is used solely for performing mammography procedures;
(3) the mammography procedures are performed using
equipment that has been subjected to a quality assurance program that satisfies quality assurance requirements which the Agency shall establish by rule;
(4) beginning one year after the effective date of
this amendatory Act of 1991, if the mammography procedure is performed by a radiologic technologist, that technologist, in addition to being accredited by the Agency to perform radiography, has satisfied training requirements specific to mammography, which the Agency shall establish by rule.
(c) Every operator of a radiation installation at which mammography
services are provided shall ensure and have confirmed by each mammography
patient that the patient is provided with a pamphlet which is orally reviewed
with the patient and which contains the following:
(1) how to perform breast self-examination;
(2) that early detection of breast cancer is
maximized through a combined approach, using monthly breast self-examination, a thorough physical examination performed by a physician, and mammography performed at recommended intervals;
(3) that mammography is the most accurate method for
making an early detection of breast cancer, however, no diagnostic tool is 100% effective;
(4) that if the patient is self-referred and does not
have a primary care physician, or if the patient is unfamiliar with the breast examination procedures, that the patient has received information regarding public health services where she can obtain a breast examination and instructions.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18