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 Bill Status of HB5412  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  DPH-COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

House Sponsors
Rep. Robyn Gabel - Elizabeth Hernandez - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Emanuel Chris Welch, Camille Y. Lilly, Esther Golar and William Davis

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. David Koehler - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Mattie Hunter - Donne E. Trotter - Patricia Van Pelt, Napoleon Harris, III, William Delgado, James F. Clayborne, Jr. and Don Harmon)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/31/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0796

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2310/2310-685 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the scope of practice for community health workers is a set of core competencies that include skills and areas of knowledge that are essential to bringing about expanded health in diverse communities and to reduce health disparities. Sets forth core competencies for effective community health workers as members of health teams. Provides that within 90 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Director of Public Health shall establish and appoint the Illinois Community Health Worker Advisory Board. Provides that the Board shall propose to the Department leadership the training and certification processes for community health workers and that the Board shall also advise the Department, the Governor, and the General Assembly on all matters that impact the effective work of community health workers. Sets forth provisions concerning Board membership. Provides that the Board shall develop a plan for the certification process of community health workers.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the introduced bill with the following changes. Deletes the provision that the scope of practice for community health workers is a set of core competencies that include skills and areas of knowledge that are essential to bringing about expanded health in diverse communities and to reduce health disparities. Provides instead that the core competencies of a community health worker include skills and areas of knowledge that are essential to bringing about expanded health and wellness in diverse communities and to reduce health disparities. Specifies that nothing in the provision concerning the integrated team-based health care, community health workers, and the creation of the Illinois Community Health Worker Advisory Board shall permit a non-certified community health worker to engage in or perform any act or service for which a license issued by a professional licensing board is required. Specifies that the 11 members of the Board are voting members and shall represent different racial and ethnic backgrounds and geographic areas. Requires the Board to develop and submit a proposed plan by December 31, 2014 for the certification process of community health workers to the Director of Public Health, the Governor, and the General Assembly within 9 months after their first meeting. Provides that members of the Board shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred as a result of their duties as members of the Board from funds appropriated by the General Assembly for that purpose. Requires the Department of Public Health to provide administrative and staff support to the Board. Dissolves the Board on January 1, 2015. Makes other changes.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 2310/2310-685 new
Adds reference to:
New Act

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Community Health Worker Advisory Board Act. Establishes the Advisory Board on Community Health Workers and sets forth the membership of the Board. Requires the Department of Public Health to provide administrative and staff support to the Board. Provides that the Board shall consider the core competencies of a community health worker, including skills and areas of knowledge that are essential to bringing about expanded health and wellness in diverse communities and reducing health disparities. Requires the Board to develop a report with its recommendations regarding the certification process of community health workers and sets forth the information to be included in the report. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/11/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/11/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/11/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2014HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/5/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/12/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/21/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/21/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/24/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  3/24/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/24/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/24/2014HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 015-000-000
  3/25/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/1/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 084-029-000
  4/1/2014SenateArrive in Senate
  4/1/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 2, 2014
  4/2/2014SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  4/2/2014SenateFirst Reading
  4/2/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/2/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/30/2014SenateAssigned to Public Health
  5/1/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/1/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/1/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/7/2014SenatePostponed - Public Health
  5/7/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  5/7/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  5/8/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  5/8/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/9/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  5/9/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/12/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Public Health
  5/13/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/13/2014SenateDo Pass as Amended Public Health; 006-000-000
  5/13/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 14, 2014
  5/15/2014SenateSecond Reading
  5/15/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 19, 2014
  5/19/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 050-000-000
  5/20/2014HouseArrived in House
  5/20/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/20/2014HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/20/2014HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/26/2014HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  5/29/2014HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 098-017-000
  5/29/2014HouseHouse Concurs
  5/29/2014HousePassed Both Houses
  5/29/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  5/29/2014HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  6/27/2014HouseSent to the Governor
  7/31/2014HouseGovernor Approved
  7/31/2014HouseEffective Date July 31, 2014
  7/31/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0796

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