Public Act 90-0044 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0044

HB0138 Enrolled                                LRB9000387LDdv

    AN ACT to amend  the  Environmental  Health  Practitioner
Licensing Act by changing Section 5.

    Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section  5.   The   Environmental   Health   Practitioner
Licensing Act is amended by changing Section 5 as follows:

    (225 ILCS 37/5)
    Sec. 5.  Legislative intent.  In adopting this Act, it is
recognized  that  the  field  of  environmental  health  is a
dynamic field that  is  continually  evolving  into  new  and
complex  areas  of  concern.  It is the legislative intent of
this Act to recognize the occasional existence of overlapping
functions    with    engineers,    industrial     hygienists,
veterinarians,  and  other  professions licensed to carry out
specific activities that may touch on  some  aspects  of  the
field  of environmental health.  It is not the intent of this
Act to require registration of these individuals, nor  is  it
the intent that the registration of any person under this Act
would  allow  that  person  to perform functions or engage in
activities that would include the  practice  of  engineering.
It  is  the  sole purpose and intent of this Act to safeguard
the health, safety, and general welfare of  the  public  from
adverse   environmental   factors   and   to   license  those
environmental  health  professionals   who   have   completed
approved  environmental  health  or  science  curricula,  are
qualified  to  work  in  the  field  of environmental health,
within the scope of practice as defined in this Act, and  not
to restrict nor interfere with interstate commerce.

    Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

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