(720 ILCS 5/12C-45)
(was 720 ILCS 5/12-4.9)
Drug induced infliction of harm to a child
(a) A person commits drug induced infliction of harm to a child athlete when he or she knowingly distributes a drug
to or encourages
the ingestion of a drug by
a person under the age of 18 with the intent
person under the age of 18 ingest the drug for the purpose of a quick weight
gain or loss in connection with participation in athletics.
(b) This Section does not apply to care under usual and customary
standards of medical practice by a physician licensed to practice medicine in
all its branches or to the sale of drugs or products by
a retail merchant.
(c) Drug induced infliction of harm to a child athlete is a
Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)