Synopsis As Introduced Recognizes the importance of improving awareness of self-care and the value it represents to the citizens of Illinois. Supports increased consumer empowerment through the development of new nonprescription medicines and the appropriate switch of certain prescription medicines to nonprescription. Acknowledges that over-the-counter medicines can greatly improve and reduce costs to the public health system. Encourages consumers, healthcare practitioners, policymakers and regulators to communicate the benefits of self-care. Recognizes February of 2017 as Self-Care Month in Illinois.