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(20 ILCS 2310/2310-433)
(a) Subject to appropriation, the Department shall designate a
member of its staff to handle issues related to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which are not currently
or adequately addressed by the Department.
(b) The staff person's duties must include, without limitation, the following:
(1) the improvement of data-collection systems and
surveillance systems with respect to COPD;
(2) the increase of Department programs related to
education about COPD and to the diagnosis and treatment of the disease;
(3) the identification and removal of barriers to
medical care, diagnostic services, and treatment of COPD; and
(4) the promotion of the awareness of COPD concerns
and the advocacy for the establishment of COPD patient services.
(Source: P.A. 96-589, eff. 8-18-09.)