Qualifications are established to require the Department's director to have a
license to practice medicine and surgery in Illinois, a master's degree in
public health and certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Illinois Migrant Labor Camp Law sets minimum standards and requires annual
licensing of migrant labor camp operators.
A toxicological laboratory is established by the Department in
Chicago primarily to benefit law enforcement crime efforts.
Jurisdiction over all milk
and dairy products is transferred from the Department of Agriculture to Public
Measles vaccine is made available through the Department's immunization clinics
for well-baby, preschool, kindergarten and first grader children.
Mandatory testing of newborn infants is begun for PKU (phenylketonuria), a
genetic disease that causes mental retardation if not treated.
The Department's oversight of
radioactive waste management begins with the burial of nuclear waste at the
Sheffield Waste Site by a California company.
All public water supplies are required to fluoridate drinking water.