Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Children's Environmental Health Office Act. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the Illinois Department of Public Health shall create and maintain the Children's Environmental Health Office within the Department to advise the Agency and assess how various environmental and other conditions impact the health of children. Requires the Office to review various cancer risk assessment guidelines to establish guidance values that address carcinogenic exposures to the fetus and to infants and children. Sets forth requirements for this assessment. Requires the Office to finalize and publish children's cancer guidelines based upon their findings. Provides that the Office shall review and assess children's contaminant exposures and health risks at existing and proposed school sites. Requires the Office to report annually as to the results of its findings on school contaminants and to report biannually to the Governor and to the General Assembly concerning its activities.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Children's Environmental Health Officer Act. Provides that subject to specific appropriations for this purpose, the Department of Public Health shall create and maintain a Children's Environmental Health Officer within the Office of Health Protection. Sets forth certain duties of the Children's Environmental Health Officer. Provides that the Children's Environmental Health Officer shall report annually to the Governor and the General Assembly regarding his or her activities.
Fiscal Note (H-AM 1) (Department of Public Health)
The estimated fiscal impact to the Illinois Department of Public Health for full year implementation of House Bill 4067 as amended will be minimal to the Department.