Public Act 094-0467
HB4067 Enrolled LRB094 11616 RSP 42747 b

    AN ACT concerning safety.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Children's Environmental Health Officer Act.
    Section 5. Children's Environmental Health Officer.
Subject to specific appropriations for this purpose, the
Illinois Department of Public Health shall create and maintain
within the Office of Health Protection the Children's
Environmental Health Officer. The Officer shall:
        (1) serve as the chief advisor to the Director of
    Public Health on matters within the jurisdiction of the
    Department relating to environmental health and
    environmental protection concerning children;
        (2) assist the boards, departments, and other offices
    within the Department in assessing the effectiveness of
    statutes, rules, and programs designed to protect children
    from environmental hazards;
        (3) coordinate, within the Department and with other
    State agencies, especially the Environmental Protection
    Agency, regulatory efforts, research and data collection,
    and other programs and services that impact the
    environmental health of children, and coordinate with
    appropriate federal agencies conducting related regulatory
    efforts and research and data collection; and
        (4) lead and coordinate these efforts among the various
    Department Offices and programs, as well as among other
    State agencies.
    Section 10. Reports. On and after January 1, 2007, and
biannually thereafter, the Children's Environmental Health
Officer shall report to the General Assembly and the Governor
concerning his or her activities. The report shall include, but
not be limited to, information on progress made by programs
within the Department to address children's environmental
health issues.

Effective Date: 1/1/2006