Public Act 099-0048
HB1407 EnrolledLRB099 07191 RPS 27284 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Hospital Licensing Act is amended by
changing Section 11.7 as follows:
    (210 ILCS 85/11.7)
    Sec. 11.7. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Education.
    (a) A hospital shall provide, free of charge, information
and instructional materials regarding sudden infant death
syndrome (SIDS), explaining the medical effects upon infants
and young children and emphasizing measures that may reduce the
risk. The materials shall include information concerning safe
sleep environments developed by the American Academy of
Pediatrics or a statewide or nationally recognized SIDS or
medical association.
    (b) The information and materials described in subsection
(a) shall be provided to parents or legal guardians of each
newborn, upon discharge from the hospital. Prior to discharge,
a nurse or appropriate staff person shall review the proffered
materials with the infant's parents or legal guardian and shall
discuss best practices to reduce the incidence of SIDS as
recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
    (c) Nothing in this Section prohibits a hospital from
obtaining free and suitable information from a public or
private agency.
(Source: P.A. 96-1116, eff. 1-1-11; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.