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 1        AN ACT in relation to public health.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5. The Phenylketonuria Testing Act is amended by
 5    adding Section 1.5 and changing Section 2 as follows:

 6        (410 ILCS 240/1.5 new)
 7        Sec. 1.5. Definitions. In this Act:
 8        "Expanded screening" means screening for all genetic  and
 9    metabolic  disorders, including but not limited to amino acid
10    disorders,  organic  acid  disorders,  fatty  acid  oxidation
11    disorders, and other abnormal profiles,  in  newborn  infants
12    that  can  be  detected  through  the  use  of  a tandem mass
13    spectrometer.
14        "Tandem mass spectrometer" means an analytical instrument
15    used to detect numerous genetic and  metabolic  disorders  at
16    one time.

17        (410 ILCS 240/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4904)
18        Sec. 2.  The Department of Public Health shall administer
19    the provisions of this Act and shall:
20        (a)  Institute  and  carry  on  an  intensive educational
21    program among physicians, hospitals, public health nurses and
22    the   public   concerning   the   diseases   phenylketonuria,
23    hypothyroidism, galactosemia and  other  metabolic  diseases.
24    This  educational program shall include information about the
25    nature of the diseases and examinations for the detection  of
26    the  diseases  in early infancy in order that measures may be
27    taken to prevent the mental retardation  resulting  from  the
28    diseases.
29        (a-5)  Beginning  July  1,  2002,  implement  an expanded
30    screening program for metabolic and genetic disorders for all
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 1    newborn infants.
 2        (b)  Maintain a registry of cases  including  information
 3    of  importance  for  the  purpose  of  follow-up  services to
 4    prevent mental retardation.
 5        (c)  Supply  the  necessary   treatment   product   where
 6    practicable  for  diagnosed  cases  for  as long as medically
 7    indicated, when the product is not  available  through  other
 8    State agencies.
 9        (d)  Arrange   for  or  provide  public  health  nursing,
10    nutrition and social services and  clinical  consultation  as
11    indicated.
12        (e)  Require  that  all  specimens  collected pursuant to
13    this Act or the rules and regulations  promulgated  hereunder
14    be  submitted for testing to the nearest Department of Public
15    Health laboratory designated to  perform  such  tests.    The
16    Department  may  develop  a  reasonable fee structure and may
17    levy fees according to such structure to cover  the  cost  of
18    providing  this  testing  service.   Fees  collected from the
19    provision of this  testing  service  shall  be  placed  in  a
20    special  fund  in  the State Treasury, hereafter known as the
21    Metabolic Screening and  Treatment  Fund.   Other  State  and
22    federal  funds  for  expenses related to metabolic screening,
23    follow-up and treatment programs may also be placed  in  such
24    Fund.   Moneys  shall  be  appropriated from such Fund to the
25    Department of  Public  Health  solely  for  the  purposes  of
26    providing   metabolic   screening,  follow-up  and  treatment
27    programs.  Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit
28    any licensed  medical  facility  from  collecting  additional
29    specimens  for  testing for metabolic or neonatal diseases or
30    any other diseases or conditions, as it deems fit. Any person
31    violating the provisions of this subsection (e) is guilty  of
32    a petty offense.
33    (Source: P.A. 83-87.)
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 1        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
 2    becoming law.

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