Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code and the Illinois Health Statistics Act. Provides that health examinations shall include the collection of data relating to obesity, including at a minimum, date of birth, gender, height, weight, blood pressure, waist circumference, and date of exam. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall collect and maintain health data on the extent, nature, and impact of obesity. Provides that the Department may collect health data from local schools and the State Board of Education relating to obesity on health examination forms.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes waist circumference from the data collected related to obesity. Provides that the data collected by the Department shall be de-identified and aggregated to prevent disclosure of personal identifying information.