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Public Act 096-0589




Public Act 096-0589
HB0404 Enrolled LRB096 04419 RCE 14470 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by adding Section 2310-433 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-433 new)
    Sec. 2310-433. COPD issues.
    (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;
        (4) the promotion of the awareness of COPD concerns and
    the advocacy for the establishment of COPD patient
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/18/2009