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Public Act 100-0342


Public Act 0342 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0342
HB0679 EnrolledLRB100 06092 MJP 16124 b

    AN ACT concerning health.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Communicable Disease Prevention Act is
amended by adding Section 1.11 as follows:
    (410 ILCS 315/1.11 new)
    Sec. 1.11. Meningococcal disease brochure. The Department
of Public Health shall develop an informational brochure
relating to meningococcal disease that states that
immunizations against meningococcal disease are available. The
Department of Public Health shall make the brochure available
on its website and shall notify every public institution of
higher education in the State of the availability of the
brochure. Each public institution of higher education shall
provide a copy of the brochure to all students and if the
student is under 18 years of age, to the student's parent or
guardian. Such information in the brochure shall include:
        (1) the risk factors for and symptoms of meningococcal
    disease, how it may be diagnosed, and its possible
    consequences if untreated;
        (2) how meningococcal disease is transmitted;
        (3) the latest scientific information on meningococcal
    disease immunization and its effectiveness, including
    information on all meningococcal vaccines receiving a
    Category A or B recommendation from the Centers for Disease
    Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on
    Immunization Practices;
        (4) a statement that any questions or concerns
    regarding immunization against meningococcal disease may
    be answered by contacting the individual's health care
    provider; and
        (5) a recommendation that the current student or
    entering student receive meningococcal vaccines in
    accordance with current guideline from the Centers for
    Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on
    Immunization Practices.

Effective Date: 1/1/2018