TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER k: COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL AND IMMUNIZATIONS
PART 690 CONTROL OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES CODE
SECTION 690.1200 DEATH OF A PERSON WHO HAD A KNOWN OR SUSPECTED COMMUNICABLE DISEASE


 

Section 690.1200 Death of a Person Who Had a Known or Suspected Communicable Disease

 

Upon the death of a person who had or is suspected of having an infectious or communicable disease or who was known to be a carrier or known to be subclinically infected with a disease that could be transmitted through contact with the person's body or bodily fluids, the body shall be labeled "infection hazard", or with an equivalent term to inform persons having subsequent contact with the body, including any funeral director or embalmer, to take suitable precautions.

 

a) The label shall be prominently displayed on and affixed to the outer wrapping or covering of the body if the body is wrapped or covered in any manner.

 

b) Responsibility for such labeling shall lie with the attending physician or coroner who certifies death, or if the death occurs in a health care facility, with such staff member as may be designated by the administrator of the facility. (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1991, ch. 111, par. 22.05) [20 ILCS 2305/7]

 

c) Suitable precautions consist of following the guidelines of CDC "Recommendations for Prevention of HIV Transmission in Health-Care Settings." (See Section 690.1010(a)(2))

 

(Source: Amended at 18 Ill. Reg. 10158, effective July 15, 1994)