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   New Act                                                                     
   30 ILCS 805/8.26 new                                                        
   735 ILCS 5/7-103.139 new                                                    

        Creates the Illinois Emergency  Health  Powers  Act.  Allows  the      
   Governor,  by executive order, to declare a public health emergency if      
   there is an occurrence or imminent threat  of  an  illness  or  health      
   condition,  caused  by  bioterrorism, epidemic or pandemic disease, or      
   novel and highly fatal infectious agents or  biological  toxins,  that      
   poses  a  substantial risk of a significant number of human fatalities      
   or incidents of permanent or long-term disability. Gives the  Governor      
   broad  emergency  powers,  including  financial powers. Designates the      
   Department of Public Health as the public  health  authority  and  the      
   Department  of State Police as the public safety authority; allows the      
   Departments to specifically authorize others  to  act.   Provides  for      
   termination  of  a  declaration  of  a  public health emergency by the      
   Governor or the General Assembly (by a two-thirds vote)  and  provides      
   for  automatic  termination after 30 days unless renewed. Provides for      
   detecting, reporting, and  tracking  public  health  emergencies,  for      
   activation  of  disaster  response  and  recovery  agencies,  and  for      
   dissemination  of  information.  Authorizes  special  powers  for  the      
   control  of  persons (including medical exams and tests, isolation and      
   quarantine, and access to patient records) and  for  the  control  and      
   possession   of  property  (including  quick-take  powers  of  eminent      
   domain). Authorizes special powers for licensing and appointing health      
   personnel. Provides for certain penalties. Provides for  the  Governor      
   to appoint a Public Health Emergency Planning Commission. Provides for      
   immunity   from   liability.  Provides  that  the  Act  controls  over      
   conflicting laws and rules. Preempts home rule  powers.  Exempts  from      
   the  reimbursement  requirements of the State Mandates Act. Amends the      
   Code of Civil Procedure to  authorize  quick-take  powers  of  eminent      
   domain. Effective immediately.                                              
   NOV-13-2001  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   NOV-13-2001  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   JAN-07-2003  S  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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