New Legislation Empowers Parents of Children with Special Needs

Lemont, IL… Senate Bill 188 has gone into effect, providing important new protections for parents of children with special needs. Under prior Illinois law, parents faced hurdles in accessing medical records and test results for children aged 12-17, resulting in challenges when trying to make critical medical decisions.

As a parent and advocate for families in her community, Rep. La Ha has been a strong supporter of SB188, which closes this loophole and ensures that parents of children with special needs have the ability to access necessary medical information. The legislation aims to empower parents to make informed decisions and provide the best care for their children.

“Every parent of a child with special needs deserves the peace of mind and confidence that comes with having access to their child’s medical records,” said Rep. La Ha. “I’m proud to support this legislation that ensures no parent faces unnecessary complications when seeking important medical information for their child. I want to personally thank Senator McClure for his hard work on this critical piece of legislation.”

SB188 is a crucial step in supporting families and ensuring that children with special needs receive the care and attention they deserve. Rep. La Ha extends her gratitude to her colleagues in the Illinois General Assembly for their support in passing this important legislation.

For more information on SB188 and its impact on parents of children with special needs, please contact Rep. Nicole La Ha’s District Office at 630-410-8466.