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Full Text of HB5245  94th General Assembly


Rep. Rich Brauer

Filed: 2/22/2006





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5245 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
5 Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
6 amended by adding Section 2310-342 as follows:
7     (20 ILCS 2310/2310-342 new)
8     Sec. 2310-342. Umbilical cord blood donations. Subject to
9 appropriations for that purpose, the Department of Public
10 Health shall, by January 1, 2007, prepare and distribute to
11 health and maternal care providers written publications that
12 include the following information:
13         (1) The medical processes involved in the collection of
14     umbilical cord blood.
15         (2) The medical risks to a mother and her newborn child
16     of umbilical cord blood collection.
17         (3) The current and potential future medical uses and
18     benefits of umbilical cord blood collection to a mother,
19     her newborn child, and her biological family.
20         (4) The current and potential future medical uses and
21     benefits of umbilical cord blood collection to persons who
22     are not biologically related to a mother or her newborn
23     child.
24         (5) Any costs that may be incurred by a pregnant woman



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1     who chooses to make an umbilical cord blood donation.
2         (6) Options for ownership and future use of the donated
3     material.
4         (7) The availability in Illinois of umbilical cord
5     blood donations.
6     Section 10. The Hospital Licensing Act is amended by
7 changing Section 6.21 as follows:
8     (210 ILCS 85/6.21)
9     Sec. 6.21. Umbilical cord blood donation.
10     (a) All licensed hospitals shall offer a pregnant patient
11 the option to donate, to a publicly accessible certified cord
12 blood bank, blood extracted from the umbilical cord following
13 the delivery of a newborn child if the donation can be made at
14 no expense to the patient or hospital for collection or
15 storage.
16     (b) Nothing in this Section obligates a hospital to collect
17 umbilical cord blood if, in the professional judgment of a
18 physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or
19 a nurse, the collection would threaten the health of the mother
20 or child.
21     (c) Nothing in this Section imposes a requirement upon any
22 hospital employee, physician, nurse, or hospital that is
23 directly affiliated with a bona fide religious denomination
24 that includes as an integral part of its beliefs and practices
25 the tenet that blood transfer is contrary to the moral
26 principles the denomination considers to be an essential part
27 of its beliefs.
28     (d) Subject to appropriations for that purpose, the
29 Department of Public Health shall make the maximization of
30 umbilical cord blood donations a public health goal. All
31 licensed hospitals and birthing centers shall cooperate with
32 the Department of Public Health in implementing this goal of



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1 increasing donations of umbilical cord blood.
2 (Source: P.A. 93-143, eff. 1-1-04.)
3     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4 becoming law.".