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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 Environmental Protection Act is amended by
5adding Section 56.8 as follows:
6    (415 ILCS 5/56.8 new)
7    Sec. 56.8. Pharmaceutical Disposal Task Force.
8    (a) The Pharmaceutical Disposal Task Force is created. The
9Task Force shall coordinate a statewide public information
10campaign to highlight the benefits of and opportunities to
11properly dispose of pharmaceutical products. The campaign
12shall be implemented by the Agency, in coordination with the
13Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of
14Education. The publicity of the campaign shall include, as
15appropriate, opportunities to properly dispose of
16pharmaceutical products provided by:
17        (1) local police departments and local governments,
18        (2) pharmacies,
19        (3) long-term hazardous waste facilities,
20        (4) hazardous-waste collection events,
21        (5) the Agency,
22        (6) the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, and
23        (7) other public or private efforts to properly dispose



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1    of pharmaceuticals.
2    The campaign shall address students, seniors, and at-risk
3populations and shall outline the public health benefits of
4proper disposal of unused pharmaceutical products and the
5dangers and risks of their improper disposal.
6    (b) The Task Force shall consist of the following members
7appointed by the Director of the Agency:
8        (1) one representative of the Agency, who shall serve
9    as the chair of the Task Force;
10        (2) one representative of the Department of Public
11    Health;
12        (3) one representative of the Illinois State Board of
13    Education;
14        (4) one representative of a statewide organization
15    representing pharmacists;
16        (5) one representative of a statewide organization
17    representing agricultural interests;
18        (6) one representative of a statewide organization
19    representing environmental concerns;
20        (7) one representative of a statewide organization
21    representing physicians licensed to practice medicine in
22    all its branches;
23        (8) one representative of a statewide organization
24    representing coroners;
25        (9) one representative of a statewide organization
26    representing pharmaceutical manufacturers; and



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1        (10) one representative of a statewide organization
2    representing retailers.
3    If a vacancy occurs in the Task Force membership, the
4vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original
5appointment. Task Force members shall not receive compensation
6for their service on the Task Force. The Agency shall provide
7the Task Force with administrative and other support.
8    (c) This Section is repealed on December 31, 2022.