2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 330 - VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS
330 ILCS 130/ - National Guard Veterans Exposure to Hazardous Materials Act.

(330 ILCS 130/1)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the National Guard Veterans Exposure to Hazardous Materials Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-597, eff. 9-11-07.)


(330 ILCS 130/5)
Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
"Depleted uranium" means uranium containing less uranium-235 than the naturally occurring distribution of uranium isotopes.
"Eligible member" means a member of the Illinois National Guard who served in the Persian Gulf War, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101, or in an area designated as a combat zone by the President of the United States during Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom.
"Military physician" includes a physician who is under contract with the United States Department of Defense to provide physician services to members of the armed forces.
"Veteran" means any person honorably discharged from, or released under honorable conditions from active service in, the armed forces who served as an eligible member.
(Source: P.A. 95-597, eff. 9-11-07.)


(330 ILCS 130/10)
Sec. 10. Assistance in obtaining information on treatment. On and after October 1, 2007, the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall assist any eligible member or veteran who (i) has been assigned a risk level I, II, or III for depleted uranium exposure by his or her branch of service, (ii) is referred by a military physician, or (iii) has reason to believe that he or she was exposed to depleted uranium during such service, in obtaining information on available federal treatment services, including a best practice health screening test for exposure to depleted uranium using a bioassay procedure involving sensitive methods capable of detecting depleted uranium at low levels and the use of equipment with the capacity to discriminate between different radioisotopes in naturally occurring levels of uranium and the characteristic ratio and marker for depleted uranium. No State funds shall be used to pay for such tests or other federal treatment services.
(Source: P.A. 95-597, eff. 9-11-07.)


(330 ILCS 130/15)
Sec. 15. Certification concerning National Guard information. On or before October 1, 2007, the Adjutant General shall certify to the General Assembly that members of the Illinois National Guard are informed of possible health risks associated with exposure to depleted uranium. The certification shall apply to both predeployment and post-mobilization information activities and post-deployment health screening.
(Source: P.A. 95-597, eff. 9-11-07.)


(330 ILCS 130/20)
Sec. 20. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 95-597, eff. 9-11-07. Repealed by P.A. 97-258, eff. 1-1-12.)


(330 ILCS 130/99)
Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 95-597, eff. 9-11-07.)


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