Public Act 098-0087
SB1321 EnrolledLRB098 02563 RPM 32567 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 Department of Public Health Powers and
Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by changing Section 2310-397 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-397)  (was 20 ILCS 2310/55.90)
    Sec. 2310-397. Prostate and testicular cancer program.
    (a) The Department, subject to appropriation or other
available funding, shall conduct a program to promote awareness
and early detection of prostate and testicular cancer. The
program may include, but need not be limited to:
        (1) Dissemination of information regarding the
    incidence of prostate and testicular cancer, the risk
    factors associated with prostate and testicular cancer,
    and the benefits of early detection and treatment.
        (2) Promotion of information and counseling about
    treatment options.
        (3) Establishment and promotion of referral services
    and screening programs.
    Beginning July 1, 2004, the program must include the
development and dissemination, through print and broadcast
media, of public service announcements that publicize the
importance of prostate cancer screening for men over age 40.
    (b) Subject to appropriation or other available funding, a
Prostate Cancer Screening Program shall be established in the
Department of Public Health.
        (1) The Program shall apply to the following persons
    and entities:
            (A) uninsured and underinsured men 50 years of age
        and older;
            (B) uninsured and underinsured men between 40 and
        50 years of age who are at high risk for prostate
        cancer, upon the advice of a physician or upon the
        request of the patient; and
            (C) non-profit organizations providing assistance
        to persons described in subparagraphs (A) and (B).
        (2) Any entity funded by the Program shall coordinate
    with other local providers of prostate cancer screening,
    diagnostic, follow-up, education, and advocacy services to
    avoid duplication of effort. Any entity funded by the
    Program shall comply with any applicable State and federal
    standards regarding prostate cancer screening.
        (3) Administrative costs of the Department shall not
    exceed 10% of the funds allocated to the Program. Indirect
    costs of the entities funded by this Program shall not
    exceed 12%. The Department shall define "indirect costs" in
    accordance with applicable State and federal law.
        (4) Any entity funded by the Program shall collect data
    and maintain records that are determined by the Department
    to be necessary to facilitate the Department's ability to
    monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the entities and
    the Program. Commencing with the Program's second year of
    operation, the Department shall submit an Annual Report to
    the General Assembly and the Governor. The report shall
    describe the activities and effectiveness of the Program
    and shall include, but not be limited to, the following
    types of information regarding those served by the Program:
            (A) the number; and
            (B) the ethnic, geographic, and age breakdown. ;
            (C) the stages of presentation; and
            (D) the diagnostic and treatment status.
        (5) The Department or any entity funded by the Program
    shall collect personal and medical information necessary
    to administer the Program from any individual applying for
    services under the Program. The information shall be
    confidential and shall not be disclosed other than for
    purposes directly connected with the administration of the
    Program or except as otherwise provided by law or pursuant
    to prior written consent of the subject of the information.
        (6) The Department or any entity funded by the program
    may disclose the confidential information to medical
    personnel and fiscal intermediaries of the State to the
    extent necessary to administer the Program, and to other
    State public health agencies or medical researchers if the
    confidential information is necessary to carry out the
    duties of those agencies or researchers in the
    investigation, control, or surveillance of prostate
    (c) The Department shall adopt rules to implement the
Prostate Cancer Screening Program in accordance with the
Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-16, eff. 6-28-01; 93-122, 1-1-04.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2014