Comments: IL SB1226 | 2013-2014 | 98th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Sets forth the General Assembly's findings and declarations concerning sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Provides that the Department shall establish a SUDEP awareness program to educate medical examiners, examining physicians, and coroners in this State about SUDEP. Provides that all autopsies conducted in this State shall include an inquiry to determine whether the death was a direct result of a seizure or epilepsy. Provides that if a medical examiner's, examining physician's, or coroner's findings in an autopsy are consistent with the definition of known or suspected SUDEP, then the medical examiner, examining physician, or coroner shall take certain action.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-5)

Status: (Passed) 2013-08-13 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0340 [SB1226 Detail]

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