Public Act 101-0542
SB1214 EnrolledLRB101 07807 CPF 52858 b
AN ACT concerning 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 adding Section 2310-218 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2310/2310-218 new)
Sec. 2310-218. Phlebotomy on children and adults with
intellectual and developmental disabilities.
(a) As used in this Section, "phlebotomist" means a person
specifically trained to draw blood for diagnostic purposes in a
health care setting.
(b) The Department shall make available training materials
that ensure that all phlebotomists are trained in the most
current methods of drawing blood from children and adults with
intellectual and developmental disabilities. The materials
shall conform to the best available practices used for drawing
blood in a safe manner that is as comfortable as possible for
the individual from whom blood is drawn and for the families,
guardians, caretakers, or companions of the individual
accompanying him or her while blood is drawn. The Department
shall review these materials every 3 years to ensure that they
conform with the best available practices.
(c) The Department shall ensure that health care providers,
as that term is defined under the Health Care Services Lien
Act, and laboratories, as that term is defined under the
Illinois Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank Act, that employ a
phlebotomist incorporate the training described in subsection
(b) as part of a phlebotomist's initial employment training and
as part of any ongoing training to maintain competencies and
certifications as a phlebotomist.
(d) This Section does not apply to nonprofit blood banks or
the affiliated laboratories of nonprofit blood banks.