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Public Act 096-1116





Public Act 096-1116
HB5930 EnrolledLRB096 19008 KTG 34397 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Hospital Licensing Act is amended by adding
Section 11.6 as follows:
    (210 ILCS 85/11.6 new)
    Sec. 11.6. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Education.
    (a) A hospital shall provide, free of charge, information
and instructional materials regarding sudden infant death
syndrome (SIDS), explaining the medical effects upon infants
and young children and emphasizing measures that may reduce the
    (b) The information and materials described in subsection
(a) shall be provided to parents or legal guardians of each
newborn, upon discharge from the hospital. Prior to discharge,
a nurse or appropriate staff person shall review the proffered
materials with the infant's parents or legal guardian and shall
discuss best practices to reduce the incidence of SIDS as
recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
    (c) Nothing in this Section prohibits a hospital from
obtaining free and suitable information from a public or
private agency.

Effective Date: 1/1/2011