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720 ILCS 635/1
(720 ILCS 635/1)
(from Ch. 38, par. 22-50)
Possession of hypodermic syringes and needles.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), no person, not being a
dentist, chiropodist or
veterinarian licensed under the laws of this State or of the state where he
resides, or a registered professional nurse, or a registered embalmer,
manufacturer or dealer in embalming supplies, wholesale druggist,
manufacturing pharmacist, registered pharmacist, manufacturer of surgical
instruments, industrial user, official of any government having possession
of the articles hereinafter mentioned by reason of his or her official duties,
nurse or a medical laboratory technician acting under the direction of a
physician or dentist, employee of an incorporated hospital acting under the
direction of its superintendent or officer in immediate charge, or a
carrier or messenger engaged in the transportation of the articles, or the
holder of a permit issued under Section 5 of this Act, or a farmer
engaged in the use of the instruments on livestock, or a person engaged in
chemical, clinical, pharmaceutical or other scientific research, or a staff person, volunteer, or participant in a needle or hypodermic syringe access program, shall have
in his or her possession a hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle, or any
instrument adapted for the use of controlled substances or cannabis by
(b) A person who is at least 18 years of age may purchase from a pharmacy
and have in his or her possession up to 100
syringes or needles.
(Source: P.A. 100-326, eff. 1-1-18; 101-356, eff. 8-9-19.)