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Illinois Mortality Rates Illinois State Mortality Rates 1999-2006

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Carbondale Elementary School District 95-Illinois
An employee with a communicable or chronic infectious disease 
shall be evaluated by the District's Superintendent and the 
employee, and a representative selected by each if so desired by 
the employee. The employee's medical condition shall be held in 
strictest confidence by the Superintendent, with only the employee's 
direct supervisors being informed of the employee's medical condition
 if deemed necessary by the Superintendent.
Illinois Compiled Statutes-infectious diseases exposure In this Act the term "Occupational Disease" means a disease arising out of and in the course of the employment or which has become aggravated and rendered disabling as a result of the exposure of the employment. Such aggravation shall arise out of a risk peculiar to or increased by the employment and not common to the general public.
    A disease shall be deemed to arise out of the employment if there is apparent to the rational mind, upon consideration of all the circumstances, a causal connection between the conditions under which the work is performed and the occupational disease. The disease need not to have been foreseen or expected but after its contraction it must appear to have had its origin or aggravation in a risk connected with the employment and to have flowed from that source as a rational consequence.
    An employee shall be conclusively deemed to have been exposed to the hazards of an occupational disease when, for any length of time however short, he or she is employed in an occupation or process in which the hazard of the disease exists; provided however, that in a claim of exposure to atomic radiation, the fact of such exposure must be verified by the records of the central registry of radiation exposure maintained by the Department of Public Health or by some other recognized governmental agency maintaining records of such exposures whenever and to the extent that the records are on file with the Department of Public Health or the agency.
No compensation shall be payable for or on account of any occupational disease unless disablement, as herein defined, occurs within two years after the last day of the last exposure to the hazards of the disease, except in cases of occupational disease caused by berylliosis or by the inhalation of silica dust or asbestos dust and, in such cases, within 3 years after the last day of the last exposure to the hazards of such disease and except in the case of occupational disease caused by exposure to radiological materials or equipment, and in such case, within 25 years after the last day of last exposure to the hazards of such disease.
Illinois Compiled Statutes-infectious diseases exposure This article explains the process and regulations concerning Illinois’s Workers’ Compensation Law  
Illinois Compiled Statutes-infectious diseases exposure The limitations of the Illinois Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act are more complicated. First of all, the employee must experience ‘disablement’ within 2 years after the last day of the last exposure to the hazards of the disease on the job.  Secondly, an Application for Adjustment of Claim must be filed with the Industrial Commission within 3 years after the date of disablement, or within 2 years of the last payment of compensation benefits, whichever date is later.  Both conditions must be met in order for an employee to secure workers’ compensation benefits. Because the subject employee did not experience the symptoms of the infectious disease within 2 years of the needle stick, all claims will be time-barred under the Workers’ Occupational Disease Act  
ILLINOIS WORKERS' OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES ACT An Act to promote the general welfare of the people of this State by providing remedies for injuries suffered or death resulting from occupational diseases incurred in the course of employment  

PRTII (Perinatal Rapid Testing Implementation in Illinois) Written Testimony to the House Human Services Committee

In August 2003, Illinois passed the Perinatal HIV Prevention Act that mandated prenatal care providers counsel and offer HIV tests to all pregnant women as early in pregnancy as possible. Additionally, it specified that rapid testing must be offered to all laboring women and newborns with undocumented HIV status. By December of 2003, it was clear that very little progress had been made in implementing the new law. A group of HIV care providers and public health professionals approached IDPH for funding to assist with the complete and effective implementation of the law.  
Rules of the Illinois Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS CONFIDENTIALITY AND TESTING CODE  
The Illinois Perinatal HIV Prevention Law: Guidelines for Delivery of Care The Illinois Perinatal HIV Prevention Act (Public Act 93-0566)  was enacted to prevent mother to- newborn transmission of HIV. The law requires healthcare providers to ensure that every expectant mother under their care receives HIV counseling and is encouraged to consent to voluntary HIV testing for themselves and their infant. By identifying HIV-positive mothers and newborns who test positive for the presence of HIV antibodies, treatment that greatly reduces the risk of HIV infection to infants can be provided. Pdf 26 kb

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