Public Act 90-0182 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0182

SB247 Enrolled                                LRB9000263SMdvB

    AN ACT to amend the  Lead  Poisoning  Prevention  Act  by
changing Section 7.

    Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section 5.  The Lead Poisoning Prevention Act is  amended
by changing Section 7 as follows:

    (410 ILCS 45/7) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1307)
    Sec.  7.   Reports  of  lead  poisoning  required.  Every
physician who diagnoses, or a nurse,  hospital  administrator
or  public health officer who has verified information of the
existence of any person found or suspected to have a level of
lead in the blood in excess of  the  permissible  limits  set
forth  in  regulations adopted promulgated by the Department,
within 48 hours of receipt of verification, shall  report  to
the Department the name, address, laboratory results, date of
birth,  and  any  other  information  about the person deemed
essential  by  the   Department.    Directors   of   clinical
laboratories  must  report to the Department, within 48 hours
of receipt of verification, positive the results of all blood
lead analyses performed in their facility.   The  information
included  in  the clinical laboratories report shall include,
but not be limited to, the child's  name,  address,  date  of
birth,  name  of  physician  ordering  analysis, and specimen
type. All negative results must be reported to the Department
in accordance with rules adopted by  the  Department.   These
rules  shall not require reporting in less than 30 days after
the end of the  month  in  which  the  negative  results  are
obtained.  All reports shall be treated in the same manner as
information  subject  to the provisions of Part 21 of Article
VIII of the Code of Civil Procedure.  Any  physician,  nurse,
hospital  administrator,  director  of a clinical laboratory,
public health officer, or allied health professional making a
report in good faith  shall  be  immune  from  any  civil  or
criminal  liability that otherwise might be incurred from the
making of a report.
(Source: P.A. 89-381, eff. 8-18-95.)

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