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Full Text of HB3634  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Daniel Swanson


410 ILCS 450/15

    Amends the Lyme Disease Prevention and Protection Act. Provides that 2 veterinarians, one of whom must be a practicing Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and one medical entomologist shall be members of the Lyme Disease Task Force. Removes language providing that the Task Force shall consist of members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and the Minority Leader of the Senate. Requires the Task Force to meet not less than 4 (rather than 2) times each year.

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1    AN ACT concerning health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Lyme Disease Prevention and Protection Act
5is amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
6    (410 ILCS 450/15)
7    Sec. 15. Lyme Disease Task Force; duties; members.
8    (a) The Department shall establish the Lyme Disease Task
9Force to advise the Department on disease prevention and
10surveillance and provider and public education relating to the
12    (b) The Task Force shall consist of the Director of Public
13Health or a designee, who shall serve as chairman, and the
14following members appointed by the Director of Public Health:
15        (1) one representative from the Department of
16    Financial and Professional Regulation, appointed by the
17    Director of Public Health;
18        (2) 3 physicians licensed to practice medicine in all
19    its branches who are members of a statewide organization
20    representing physicians, one of whom represents a medical
21    school faculty and one of whom has the experience of
22    treating Lyme disease, appointed by the Director of Public
23    Health;



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1        (3) one advanced practice registered nurse selected
2    from the recommendations of professional nursing
3    associations, appointed by the Director of Public Health;
4        (4) one local public health administrator, appointed
5    by the Director of Public Health;
6        (5) 2 veterinarians, one of whom must be a practicing
7    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine one veterinarian, appointed
8    by the Director of Public Health;
9        (6) 4 members of the public interested in Lyme
10    disease, appointed by the Director of Public Health; and
11        (7) one medical entomologist. 2 members appointed by
12    the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
13        (8) 2 members appointed by the Minority Leader of the
14    House of Representatives;
15        (9) 2 members appointed by the President of the
16    Senate; and
17        (10) 2 members appointed by the Minority Leader of the
18    Senate.
19    (c) The terms of the members of the Task Force shall be 3
20years. Members may continue to serve after the expiration of a
21term until a new member is appointed. Each member appointed to
22fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term
23for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for
24the remainder of such term. The council shall meet as
25frequently as the chairman deems necessary, but not less than
264 2 times each year. Members shall receive no compensation for



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1their services.
2    (d) The Lyme Disease Task Force has the following duties
3and responsibilities:
4        (1) monitoring the implementation of this Act and
5    providing feedback and input for necessary additions or
6    modifications;
7        (2) reviewing relevant literature and guidelines that
8    define accurate diagnosis of Lyme disease with the purpose
9    of creating cohesive and consistent guidelines for the
10    determination of Lyme diagnosis across all counties in
11    Illinois and with the intent of providing accurate and
12    relevant numbers to the Centers for Disease Control and
13    Prevention;
14        (3) providing recommendations on professional
15    continuing educational materials and opportunities that
16    specifically focus on Lyme disease prevention, protection,
17    and treatment; and
18        (4) assisting the Department in establishing policies,
19    procedures, techniques, and criteria for the collection,
20    maintenance, exchange, and sharing of medical information
21    on Lyme disease, and identifying persons or entities with
22    Lyme disease expertise to collaborate with Department in
23    Lyme disease diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
24(Source: P.A. 100-1137, eff. 1-1-19; 101-606, eff. 12-13-19.)