Public Act 095-0419
SB0654 Enrolled LRB095 09055 KBJ 29246 b

    AN ACT concerning health.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Diabetes Initiative Act.
    Section 5. Diabetes initiative.
    (a) The Department of Human Services shall develop a
strategic plan to slow the rate of diabetes as a result of
obesity and other environmental factors by the year 2010. The
Department shall collaborate with the Illinois State Diabetes
Commission and may convene work groups as necessary that may
        (1) health care professionals and researchers
    specializing in diabetes treatment or research;
        (2) diabetes educators;
        (3) representatives of medical schools or schools of
    public health;
        (4) high school or college health educators;
        (5) representatives from geographic areas or other
    population groups at higher risk of diabetes;
        (6) representatives of community-based organizations
    involved in providing education, awareness, or support
    about diabetes; or
        (7) other representatives the Department determines
    are necessary.
    (b) In developing the plan, the Department shall:
        (1) identify barriers to effective screening
    compliance and treatment for diabetes, including specific
    barriers affecting providers and patients;
        (2) identify methods to increase the number of
    beneficiaries who will screen regularly for diabetes;
        (3) review current medical therapies and best clinical
    practices for diabetes, including the American Diabetes
    Association clinical measures and recommendations,
    including the importance of Body Mass Index as a key factor
    to managing diabetes;
        (4) review drugs and biologicals available to control
    diabetes, including those that are provided upon failure of
    oral medications and as ancillary to the provision of
        (5) review current screening, treatment, and related
    activities in this State and identify gaps in service
    delivery, use of technology, or use of current clinical
    measures and guidelines, such as those promulgated by the
    American Diabetes Association;
        (6) identify actions to be taken to reduce the
    morbidity and mortality from diabetes by the year 2010 and
    a time line for taking those actions; and
        (7) make recommendations to the General Assembly on
    policy changes and funding needed to achieve the strategic
    (c) The Department shall deliver the plan to the Governor
and to the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2008.
    Section 10. Expiration. This Act is repealed on January 1,
    Section 15. The Illinois State Diabetes Commission Act is
amended by changing Sections 5 and 10 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 4055/5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2010)
    Sec. 5. Illinois State Diabetes Commission. There is hereby
established within the Department of Human Services the
Illinois State Diabetes Commission. The Commission shall
consist of members that are residents of this State and shall
include an Executive Committee appointed by the Secretary of
Human Services as provided by rule. The members of the
Commission shall be appointed by the Secretary of Human
Services as follows:
        (1) The Secretary of Human Services or the Secretary's
    designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the Commission.
        (2) Physicians who are board certified in
    endocrinology, with at least one physician with expertise
    and experience in the treatment of childhood diabetes and
    at least one physician with expertise and experience in the
    treatment of adult onset diabetes.
        (3) Health care professionals with expertise and
    experience in the prevention, treatment, and control of
        (4) Representatives of organizations or groups that
    advocate on behalf of persons suffering from diabetes.
        (5) Representatives of voluntary health organizations
    or advocacy groups with an interest in the prevention,
    treatment, and control of diabetes.
        (6) Members of the public who have been diagnosed with
    The Secretary of Human Services may appoint additional
members deemed necessary and appropriate by the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 94-788, eff. 11-1-06.)
    (20 ILCS 4055/10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2010)
    Sec. 10. Members; meetings. Members of the Commission shall
be appointed within one year after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly by December 1,
2006. A member shall continue to serve until his or her
successor is duly appointed and qualified.
    Meetings shall be held 3 times per year or at the call of
the Commission chairperson.
(Source: P.A. 94-788, eff. 11-1-06.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/24/2007