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Public Act 097-0550





Public Act 097-0550
HB0299 EnrolledLRB097 05527 RPM 45588 b

    AN ACT concerning public health.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The HIV/AIDS Registry Act is amended by changing
Section 4 as follows:
    (410 ILCS 310/4)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7354)
    Sec. 4. (a) The Department shall establish and maintain an
HIV/AIDS Registry consisting of a record of all cases of HIV
and AIDS which occur in Illinois, and such information
concerning those cases as it deems necessary or appropriate in
order to conduct thorough and complete epidemiological surveys
of HIV and AIDS in Illinois, and to evaluate existing control
and prevention measures. Notwithstanding any other provision
of this subsection (a), the information concerning those cases
included in the Registry shall include all CD4 test results,
including counts and percentages of any value, and HIV viral
load test results, both detectable and undetectable; provided,
however, that hospitals and laboratories may only be required
to report such test results for tests performed on or after 90
days after the date that the Department furnishes an electronic
method for the reporting of such results to the Department and
only if a hospital or laboratory has an electronic health
record that enables the hospital or laboratory to identify HIV
patients. Until electronic laboratory reporting is
established, hospitals and laboratories shall continue to
report cases of HIV and AIDS in Illinois in accordance with the
administrative rules adopted by the Department that are in
effect on May 1, 2011. Cases included in the Registry shall be
identified by a code rather than by name. To the extent
feasible, the Registry shall be compatible with other national
models so as to facilitate the coordination of information with
other data bases.
    (b) To facilitate the collection of information relating to
cases of HIV and AIDS, the Department shall have the authority
to require hospitals, laboratories and other facilities which
diagnose such conditions to report cases of HIV and AIDS to the
Department or a local health authority if the local health
authority serves a population of over 1,000,000 citizens or if
the local health authority has been designated by the
Department to collect such information, and to require the
submission of such other information pertaining to or in
connection with such reported cases as the Department deems
necessary or appropriate for the purposes of this Act,
including all CD4 and HIV viral load test results for those
cases included in the Registry. The Department may promulgate
rules or regulations specifying the types of information
required, requirements for follow up of patients, frequency of
reporting, methods of submitting such information and any other
details deemed by the Department to be necessary or appropriate
for the administration of this Act. Nothing in this Act shall
be construed to compel any individual to submit to a medical
examination or supervision.
    (c) The Director shall by rule establish standards for
ensuring the protection of information made confidential or
privileged under law.
(Source: P.A. 94-102, eff. 1-1-06.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2012