|Public Act 096-0605
||LRB096 01983 RPM 11993 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
Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Education Act.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Education
(a) In this Act, "syndrome" means Reflex Sympathetic
Dystrophy Syndrome, a chronic neurologic syndrome of unknown
etiology characterized by severe burning pain, pathological
changes in bone and skin, tissue swelling, and extreme
sensitivity to touch that, if untreated, results in permanent
deformity and chronic pain.
(b) The Department of Public Health, subject to
appropriation, shall establish the Reflex Sympathetic
Dystrophy Syndrome Education Program to promote public
awareness of the syndrome and the importance of early
detection, diagnosis, and treatment.
(c) The program shall promote public awareness of the
syndrome through written materials and other forms of
communication designed to provide education about the
The program shall distribute information that