Public Act 90-0322 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0322

SB901 Enrolled                                LRB9000081DPccA

    AN ACT to amend  the  Illinois  Clinical  Laboratory  and
Blood  Bank  Act  by  changing  Sections  7-101 and 7-102 and
adding Section 2-127.5.

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

    Section   5.   The Illinois Clinical Laboratory and Blood
Bank Act is amended by changing Sections 7-101 and 7-102  and
adding Section 2-127.5 as follows:

    (210 ILCS 25/2-127.5 new)
    Sec.   2-127.5.  Therapeutic  optometrist.   "Therapeutic
optometrist" means a person who is licensed  in  Illinois  to
practice optometry and who is therapeutically certified.

    (210 ILCS 25/7-101) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 627-101)
    Sec.   7-101.   Examination   of  specimens.  A  clinical
laboratory shall examine specimens only at the request  of  a
licensed  physician,  licensed  dentist, licensed podiatrist,
therapeutic  optometrist  for   diagnostic   or   therapeutic
purposes   related  to  the  use  of  diagnostic  topical  or
therapeutic  ocular  pharmaceutical  agents,  as  defined  in
subsections (c) and (d)  of  Section  15.1  of  the  Illinois
Optometric  Practice  Act of 1987, authorized law enforcement
agency, or in the case of blood alcohol, at  the  request  of
the  individual  for  whom  the  test  is  to be performed in
compliance with Sections 11-501 and 11-501.1 of the  Illinois
Vehicle  Code.    If the request to a laboratory is oral, the
physician or other authorized person shall submit  a  written
request to the laboratory within 48 hours.  If the laboratory
does  not  receive the written request within that period, it
shall note that fact in its records.
(Source: P.A. 87-1269.)
    (210 ILCS 25/7-102) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 627-102)
    Sec. 7-102.  Reports of test results.  The  result  of  a
test  shall be reported directly to the licensed physician or
other authorized person who requested it. No  interpretation,
diagnosis or prognosis or suggested treatment shall appear on
the  laboratory  report  form  except that a report made by a
physician licensed to practice medicine  in  Illinois,  or  a
dentist  licensed  in  Illinois, or a therapeutic optometrist
may include such information.
(Source: P.A. 87-1269.)

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