Public Act 099-0031
SB1571 EnrolledLRB099 09947 JLK 30165 b

    AN ACT concerning health.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot
Program Act is amended by changing Section 40 as follows:
    (410 ILCS 130/40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 40. Discrimination prohibited.
    (a)(1) No school, employer, or landlord may refuse to
enroll or lease to, or otherwise penalize, a person solely for
his or her status as a registered qualifying patient or a
registered designated caregiver, unless failing to do so would
put the school, employer, or landlord in violation of federal
law or unless failing to do so would cause it to lose a
monetary or licensing-related benefit under federal law or
rules. This does not prevent a landlord from prohibiting the
smoking of cannabis on the premises.
    (2) For the purposes of medical care, including organ
transplants, a registered qualifying patient's authorized use
of cannabis in accordance with this Act is considered the
equivalent of the authorized use of any other medication used
at the direction of a physician, and may not constitute the use
of an illicit substance or otherwise disqualify a qualifying
patient from needed medical care.
    (b) A person otherwise entitled to custody of or visitation
or parenting time with a minor may not be denied that right,
and there is no presumption of neglect or child endangerment,
for conduct allowed under this Act, unless the person's actions
in relation to cannabis were such that they created an
unreasonable danger to the safety of the minor as established
by clear and convincing evidence.
    (c) No school, landlord, or employer may be penalized or
denied any benefit under State law for enrolling, leasing to,
or employing a cardholder.
    (d) Nothing in this Act may be construed to require a
government medical assistance program, employer, property and
casualty insurer, or private health insurer to reimburse a
person for costs associated with the medical use of cannabis.
    (e) Nothing in this Act may be construed to require any
person or establishment in lawful possession of property to
allow a guest, client, customer, or visitor who is a registered
qualifying patient to use cannabis on or in that property.
(Source: P.A. 98-122, eff. 1-1-14.)