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Full Text of SB1461  94th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning State government.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
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 2310-339 as follows:
7     (20 ILCS 2310/2310-339 new)
8     Sec. 2310-339. Chronic Kidney Disease Program.
9     (a) The Department, subject to appropriation or other
10 available funding, shall establish a Chronic Kidney Disease
11 Awareness, Testing, Diagnosis and Treatment Program. The
12 program may include, but is not limited to:
13         (1) Dissemination of information regarding the
14     incidence of chronic kidney disease, the risk factors
15     associated with chronic kidney disease, and the benefits of
16     early testing, diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney
17     disease.
18         (2) Promotion information and counseling about
19     treatment options.
20         (3) Establishment and promotion of referral services
21     and testing programs.
22         (4) Development and dissemination, through print and
23     broadcast media, of public service announcements that
24     publicize the importance of awareness, testing, diagnosis
25     and treatment of chronic kidney disease.
26     (b) Any entity funded by the Program shall coordinate with
27 other local providers of chronic kidney disease testing,
28 diagnostic, follow-up, education, and advocacy services to
29 avoid duplication of effort. Any entity funded by the Program
30 shall comply with any applicable State and federal standards
31 regarding chronic kidney disease testing.
32     (c) Administrative costs of the Department shall not exceed



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1 10% of the funds allocated to the Program. Indirect costs of
2 the entities funded by this Program shall not exceed 12%. The
3 Department shall define "indirect costs" in accordance with
4 applicable State and federal law.
5     (d) Any entity funded by the Program shall collect data and
6 maintain records that are determined by the Department to be
7 necessary to facilitate the Department's ability to monitor and
8 evaluate the effectiveness of the entities and the Program.
9 Commencing with the Program's second year of operation, the
10 Department shall submit an annual report to the General
11 Assembly and the Governor. The report shall describe the
12 activities and effectiveness of the Program and shall include,
13 but is not limited to, the following types of information
14 regarding those persons served by the Program: (i) the number,
15 (ii) the ethnic, geographic, and age breakdown, (iii) the
16 stages of progression, and (iv) the diagnostic and treatment
17 status.
18     (e) The Department or any entity funded by the Program
19 shall collect personal and medical information necessary to
20 administer the Program from any individual applying for
21 services under the Program. The information shall be
22 confidential and shall not be disclosed other than for purposes
23 directly connected with the administration of the Program or as
24 otherwise provided by law or pursuant to prior written consent
25 of the subject of the information.
26     (f) The Department or any entity funded by the Program may
27 disclose the confidential information to medical personnel and
28 fiscal intermediaries of the State to the extent necessary to
29 administer the Program, and to other State public health
30 agencies or medical researchers if the confidential
31 information is necessary to carry out the duties of those
32 agencies or researchers in the investigation, control, or
33 surveillance of chronic kidney disease.
34     (g) The Department shall adopt rules to implement the
35 Program in accordance with the Illinois Administrative
36 Procedure Act.