Sen. Kirk Dillard sponsors bill to maintain funding for poison control center
HINSDALE — Emphasizing the importance of safeguarding the state's last remaining poison control, information and treatment center, state Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Hinsdale, has sponsored Senate Bill 1440 to appropriate full funding for the Illinois Poison Center.
"Each year experts at the IPC answer tens of thousands of calls from across the state and provide life-saving treatment advice and information," Dillard said in a news release. "I want to make sure this important investment in public health is protected, and the IPC is able to operate as it has for the last 60 years.”
The IPC is a non-profit health service with staff comprised of trained pharmacists, nurses and physicians who provide free, confidential poison treatment advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2012, the IPC handled nearly 82,000 calls from across the state, with close to 49 percent of those calls involving children 5 years old or younger, according to the release.
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