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Public Act 096-0438




Public Act 096-0438
HB0185 Enrolled LRB096 03355 DRJ 14443 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 MRSA
Prevention, Control, and Reporting Act.
    Section 5. Definition. In this Act, "State residential
facility" or "facility" means: any Department of Human Services
operated residential facility, including any State mental
health hospital, State developmental center, or State
residential school for the deaf and visually impaired; any
Department of Corrections operated correctional center, work
camp or boot camp; and any Department of Juvenile Justice
operated juvenile center or boot camp.
    Section 10. MRSA prevention, control, and reporting. In
order to improve the prevention of infections due to
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ("MRSA"), the
following MRSA prevention, control, and reporting activities
are applicable to State residential facilities:
        (1) Guidelines. State residential facilities shall
    develop and utilize policies and procedures for MRSA
    prevention, control, and reporting that are in compliance
    with federal guidelines and consistent with the
    operational needs of affected agencies.
        (2) Minimum standards. Procedural MRSA Prevention and
    Control Guidelines shall include, but not be limited to,
    recommendations and requirements for screening and
    surveillance, education and training, hygiene, sanitation,
    and infection control.
        (3) Reporting. State residential facilities shall
    comply with Department of Public Health rules and
    regulations for reporting of communicable diseases,
    including MRSA.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/14/2009