Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Autism Spectrum Disorders Reporting Act. Provides that a qualified professional who diagnoses any individual who resides in Illinois with an autism spectrum disorder shall report within 30 days the existence of an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis along with all such additional information as determined in rules promulgated pursuant to the Act. Provides that the reports shall be designated an autism spectrum disorder report and shall contain information which the Director of Public Health considers necessary to identify, locate, and investigate the occurrence, frequency, incidence, cause, effect, and prognosis of autism spectrum disorder, and other relevant data and findings. Provides that the Department of Public Health may enter into contracts with individuals, corporations, hospitals, universities, not-for-profit corporations, governmental entities or other organizations whereby such individuals, organizations or agencies agree to provide assistance in the compilation of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Registry or to conduct research on behalf of the Department of Public Health consistent with the purposes of the Act. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Defines "health care professional" (instead of "qualified professional"). Provides that a report or other data relating to autism spectrum disorder that discloses the identity of an individual that was reported as having autism spectrum disorder shall be subject to the provisions of the Communicable Disease Report Act. Provides that any person making a report under the Act shall have immunity from any liability, civil or criminal, that may result by reason of making the report, except for willful or wanton misconduct. Makes the Act subject to appropriation. Makes other technical changes.