|Public Act 094-0670
||LRB094 06832 RXD 36938 b
AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Inhalers at Recreational Camps Act.
In this Act:
"Recreational camp" means any place set apart for
recreational purposes for boys and girls. "Recreational camp"
shall not apply to private camps owned or leased for individual
or family use, or to any camp operated for a period of less
than 10 days in a year.
Possession, self-administration, and use of
epinephrine auto-injectors or inhalers at recreation camps.
(a) A recreation camp shall permit a child with severe,
potentially life-threatening allergies to possess,
self-administer, and use an epinephrine auto-injector or
inhaler, if the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) The child has the written approval of his or her
parent or guardian.
(2) The recreational camp administrator or, if a nurse
is assigned to the camp, the nurse shall receive copies of
the written approvals required under paragraph (1) of
subsection (a) of this Section.
(3) The child's parent or guardian shall submit written
verification confirming that the child has the knowledge
and skills to safely possess, self-administer, and use an
epinephrine auto-injector or inhaler in a camp setting.
(b) The child's parent or guardian shall provide the camp
with the following information:
(1) the child's name;
(2) the name, route, and dosage of medication;
(3) the frequency and time of medication
administration or assistance;
(4) the date of the order;
(5) a diagnosis and any other medical conditions
requiring medications, if not a violation of
confidentiality or if not contrary to the request of the
parent or guardian to keep confidential;
(6) specific recommendations for administration;
(7) any special side effects, contraindications, and
adverse reactions to be observed;
(8) the name of each required medication; and
(9) any severe adverse reactions that may occur to
another child, for whom the epinephrine auto-injector or
inhaler is not prescribed, should the other child receive a
dose of the medication.
(c) If the conditions of this Act are satisfied, the child
may possess, self-administer, and use an epinephrine
auto-injector or inhaler at the camp or at any camp-sponsored
activity, event, or program.
(d) The recreational camp must inform the parents or
guardians of the child, in writing, that the recreational camp
and its employees and agents are to incur no liability, except
for willful and wanton conduct, as a result of any injury
arising from the self-administration of medication to the
child. The parents or guardians of the child must sign a
statement acknowledging that the recreational camp is to incur
no liability, except for willful and wanton conduct, as a
result of any injury arising from the self-administration of
medication by the child and that the parents or guardians must
indemnify and hold harmless the recreational camp and its
employees and agents against any claims, except a claim based
on willful and wanton conduct, arising out of the
self-administration of medication by the child.
This Act takes effect upon