|Public Act 094-0228
||LRB094 06274 DRJ 36345 b
AN ACT concerning children.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Baby Prevention Act.
In this Act:
"Department" means the Department of Public Health.
"Director" means the Director of Public Health.
"Parent" means a biological mother or father,
foster-mother or father, adoptive mother or father, or
step-mother or step-father.
"Primary caregiver" means any person who is not a parent,
but who provides temporary care to an infant or child,
including but not limited to, a babysitter, child care
provider, extended family member, nanny, or custodian.
"Shaken baby" means the vigorous shaking of an infant or a
young child that may result in bleeding inside the head and
cause one or more of the following conditions: irreversible
brain damage; blindness, retinal hemorrhage, or eye damage;
cerebral palsy; hearing loss; spinal cord injury, including
paralysis; seizures; learning disability; central nervous
system injury; closed head injury; rib fracture; subdural
hematoma; or death.
Shaken Baby Prevention Program.
appropriation, the Director shall establish a statewide Shaken
Baby Prevention Program to educate parents and primary
caregivers about the dangers of shaken baby and to provide
alternative techniques to venting anger and frustration. The
program shall allow for voluntary participation and use
multimedia educational vehicles, such as a video recording, to
target the parents and primary caregivers of babies from birth