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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Veterans' Affairs Act is
amended by adding Section 2.13 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2805/2.13 new)
Legionnaires' disease notifications.
(a) As used in this Section, "outbreak" means when 2 or
more people are exposed to Legionella and get sick in the same
place at about the same time.
(b) A Veterans Home shall notify the residents of the
Veterans Home, the families of residents at the Veterans Home,
the residents' health care providers, the authorized agents
under the residents' health care powers of attorney, visitors
to the Veterans Home, employees of the Veterans Home, and
individuals working on contract at the Veterans Home in writing
within 24 hours of a laboratory test confirmation of an
outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the Veterans Home. The
notification may be sent by mail or electronically.
This Act takes effect upon