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Public Act 095-0312




Public Act 095-0312
SB0233 Enrolled LRB095 07649 DRJ 30774 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    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
Screening and Reporting Act.
    Section 5. MRSA control program. In order to improve the
prevention of hospital-associated bloodstream infections due
to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ("MRSA"), every
hospital shall establish an MRSA control program that requires:
        (1) Identification of all MRSA-colonized patients in
    all intensive care units, and other at-risk patients
    identified by the hospital, through active surveillance
        (2) Isolation of identified MRSA-colonized or
    MRSA-infected patients in an appropriate manner.
        (3) Monitoring and strict enforcement of hand hygiene
        (4) Maintenance of records and reporting of cases under
    Section 10 of this Act.
    Section 10. Reporting by Department of Public Health.
    (a) After October 1, 2007, the Department of Public Health
shall compile aggregate data for all hospitals on the total
number of infections due to methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that (1) are present on admission
to a hospital and (2) occurred during the hospital stay,
reported separately, as compiled from diagnostic codes
contained in the Hospital Discharge Dataset provided to the
Department; provided, that this reporting requirement shall
apply only for patients in all intensive care units and other
at-risk patients identified by hospitals for active
surveillance testing for MRSA. The Department is authorized to
require hospitals, based on guidelines developed by the
National Center for Health Statistics, after October 1, 2007,
to submit data to the Department that is coded as "present on
admission" and "occurred during the stay".
    (b) The Department shall make such data available on its
web site, in an annual report, and on the Hospital Report Card
pursuant to the Hospital Report Card Act.
    Section 90. Repeal. This Act is repealed on January 1,
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/20/2007