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Full Text of HB5930  96th General Assembly




HB5930 Enrolled LRB096 19008 KTG 34397 b

1     AN ACT concerning regulation.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Hospital Licensing Act is amended by adding
5 Section 11.6 as follows:
6     (210 ILCS 85/11.6 new)
7     Sec. 11.6. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Education.
8     (a) A hospital shall provide, free of charge, information
9 and instructional materials regarding sudden infant death
10 syndrome (SIDS), explaining the medical effects upon infants
11 and young children and emphasizing measures that may reduce the
12 risk.
13     (b) The information and materials described in subsection
14 (a) shall be provided to parents or legal guardians of each
15 newborn, upon discharge from the hospital. Prior to discharge,
16 a nurse or appropriate staff person shall review the proffered
17 materials with the infant's parents or legal guardian and shall
18 discuss best practices to reduce the incidence of SIDS as
19 recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
20     (c) Nothing in this Section prohibits a hospital from
21 obtaining free and suitable information from a public or
22 private agency.