Bill Text: IL HB2665 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Consent by Minors to Health Care Services Act. Provides that a minor of 12 years or older who may have come into contact with any sexually transmitted disease or may be determined to be an intoxicated person or a person with a substance use disorder, or who may have a family member who abuses drugs or alcohol, may give consent to the furnishing of health care services or counseling related to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment, rather than just the diagnosis or treatment, of the disease.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 31-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-06-14 - Sent to the Governor [HB2665 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB2665-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning health.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Consent by Minors to Health Care Services
5Act is amended by changing Section 4 as follows:
6 (410 ILCS 210/4) (from Ch. 111, par. 4504)
7 Sec. 4. Sexually transmitted disease; drug or alcohol
8abuse. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a minor 12
9years of age or older who may have come into contact with any
10sexually transmitted disease, or may be determined to be an
11intoxicated person or a person with a substance use disorder,
12as defined in the Substance Use Disorder Act, or who may have a
13family member who abuses drugs or alcohol, may give consent to
14the furnishing of health care services or counseling related to
15the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of the disease. Each
16incident of sexually transmitted disease shall be reported to
17the State Department of Public Health or the local board of
18health in accordance with regulations adopted under statute or
19ordinance. The consent of the parent, parents, or legal
20guardian of a minor shall not be necessary to authorize health
21care services or counseling related to the prevention,
22diagnosis, or treatment of sexually transmitted disease or drug
23use or alcohol consumption by the minor or the effects on the

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1minor of drug or alcohol abuse by a member of the minor's
2family. The consent of the minor shall be valid and binding as
3if the minor had achieved his or her majority. The consent
4shall not be voidable nor subject to later disaffirmance
5because of minority.
6 Anyone involved in the furnishing of health services care
7to the minor or counseling related to the prevention,
8diagnosis, or treatment of the minor's disease or drug or
9alcohol use by the minor or a member of the minor's family
10shall, upon the minor's consent, make reasonable efforts, to
11involve the family of the minor in his or her treatment, if the
12person furnishing treatment believes that the involvement of
13the family will not be detrimental to the progress and care of
14the minor. Reasonable effort shall be extended to assist the
15minor in accepting the involvement of his or her family in the
16care and treatment being given.
17(Source: P.A. 100-378, eff. 1-1-18; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19.)
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