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Public Act 098-0185





Public Act 098-0185
SB1876 EnrolledLRB098 07843 DRJ 40440 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank
Act is amended by changing Sections 2-127.5, 7-101, and 7-102
as follows:
    (210 ILCS 25/2-127.5)
    Sec. 2-127.5. Optometrist Therapeutic optometrist.
"Optometrist" "Therapeutic optometrist" means a person who is
licensed in Illinois to practice optometry and who is
therapeutically certified.
(Source: P.A. 90-322, eff. 1-1-98.)
    (210 ILCS 25/7-101)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 627-101)
    Sec. 7-101. Examination of specimens. A clinical
laboratory shall examine specimens only at the request of (i) a
licensed physician, (ii) a licensed dentist, (iii) a licensed
podiatrist, (iv) a licensed therapeutic optometrist for
diagnostic or therapeutic purposes related to the use of
diagnostic topical or therapeutic ocular pharmaceutical
agents, as defined in subsections (c) and (d) of Section 15.1
of the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987, (v) a licensed
physician assistant in accordance with the written guidelines
required under subdivision (3) of Section 4 and under Section
7.5 of the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987, (v-A) an
advanced practice nurse in accordance with the written
collaborative agreement required under Section 65-35 of the
Nurse Practice Act, (vi) an authorized law enforcement agency
or, in the case of blood alcohol, at the request of the
individual for whom the test is to be performed in compliance
with Sections 11-501 and 11-501.1 of the Illinois Vehicle Code,
or (vii) a genetic counselor with the specific authority from a
referral to order a test or tests pursuant to subsection (b) of
Section 20 of the Genetic Counselor Licensing Act. If the
request to a laboratory is oral, the physician or other
authorized person shall submit a written request to the
laboratory within 48 hours. If the laboratory does not receive
the written request within that period, it shall note that fact
in its records. For purposes of this Section, a request made by
electronic mail or fax constitutes a written request.
(Source: P.A. 96-1313, eff. 7-27-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)
    (210 ILCS 25/7-102)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 627-102)
    Sec. 7-102. Reports of test results. The result of a test
shall be reported directly to the licensed physician or other
authorized person who requested it. No interpretation,
diagnosis or prognosis or suggested treatment shall appear on
the laboratory report form except that a report made by a
physician licensed to practice medicine in Illinois, a dentist
licensed in Illinois, or an a therapeutic optometrist licensed
in Illinois may include such information. Nothing in this Act
prohibits the sharing of information as authorized in Section
2.1 of the Department of Public Health Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-829, eff. 7-28-04.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2014