2020 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 425 - FIRE SAFETY
425 ILCS 7/ - Burn Injury Reporting Act.

(425 ILCS 7/1)

Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Burn Injury Reporting Act.

(Source: P.A. 94-828, eff. 1-1-07.)

 

(425 ILCS 7/5)

Sec. 5. Burn injury reporting.

(a) Every case of a burn injury treated in a hospital as described in this Act may be reported to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The hospital's administrator, manager, superintendent, or his or her designee deciding to report under this Act shall make an oral report of every burn injury in a timely manner as soon as treatment permits, except as provided in subsection (c) of this Section, that meets one of the following criteria:

  • (1) a person receives a serious second-degree burn or a third degree burn, but not a radiation burn, to 10% or more of the person's body as a whole;
  • (2) a person sustains a burn to the upper respiratory tract or occurring laryngeal edema due to the inhalation of superheated air;
  • (3) a person sustains any burn injury likely to result in death; or
  • (4) a person sustains any other burn injury not excluded by subsection (c).

(b) The oral report shall consist of notification by telephone to the Office of the State Fire Marshal using a toll-free number established by the Office of the State Fire Marshal for this purpose.

(c) A hospital's administrator, manager, superintendent, or his or her designee deciding to report under this Act shall not report any of the following burn injuries:

  • (1) a burn injury of an emergency medical responder, as defined in Section 3.50 of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act, sustained in the line of duty;
  • (2) a burn injury caused by lighting;
  • (3) a burn injury caused by a motor vehicle accident; or
  • (4) a burn injury caused by an identifiable industrial accident or work-related accident.

(Source: P.A. 98-973, eff. 8-15-14.)

 

(425 ILCS 7/10)

Sec. 10. Report contents. The report shall consist of the following reported information to the extent available:

  • (1) Name, address, and date of birth of the victim.
  • (2) Address where the burn injury occurred.
  • (3) Date and time of the burn occurrence.
  • (4) Degree of burn injury, percentage of the body affected by the burn injury, and the specific area of the body affected by the burn injury.
  • (5) The name and address of the facility treating the patient.

(Source: P.A. 94-828, eff. 1-1-07.)

 

(425 ILCS 7/15)

Sec. 15. Confidentiality. Information collected in these reports that could identify the hospital, any health care professional, any hospital staff, or the patient shall remain confidential and only be divulged as needed in the investigation or prosecution of a criminal offense. No information shall be included in the report naming or identifying any health care professional or hospital staff. The hospital medical records shall only be disclosed in accordance with Illinois law and the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its rules.

(Source: P.A. 94-828, eff. 1-1-07.)

 

(425 ILCS 7/20)

Sec. 20. Good faith. With the exception of willful and wanton misconduct, any individual who in good faith acts in accordance with the terms of this Act or assisting in reporting shall not be subject to any civil or criminal liability or discipline for unprofessional conduct.

(Source: P.A. 94-828, eff. 1-1-07.)

 

(425 ILCS 7/25)

Sec. 25. Application. This Act applies only to hospitals that treat a patient initially for a burn injury. This Act does not apply to a hospital that receives a patient who has been transferred for a burn that was initially treated at another hospital. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require a hospital to report burn injuries.

(Source: P.A. 94-828, eff. 1-1-07.)

 

(425 ILCS 7/30)

Sec. 30. Public information campaign. The Office of the State Fire Marshal shall conduct a public information campaign working in conjunction with hospitals, physicians, fire investigators, and law enforcement to inform hospitals of the opportunity to report burn injuries to the toll-free number maintained by the Office pursuant to this Act.

(Source: P.A. 94-828, eff. 1-1-07.)

 

(425 ILCS 7/300)

Sec. 300. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).

(Source: P.A. 94-828, eff. 1-1-07; text omitted.)

 

(425 ILCS 7/900)

Sec. 900. (Repealed).

(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07. Repealed by P.A. 95-751, eff. 7-23-08.)

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