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 Bill Status of HB0281  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  FOSTER CHILD-PSYCH DRUGS

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 535/5
20 ILCS 535/7 new
225 ILCS 60/22from Ch. 111, par. 4400-22


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Administration of Psychotropic Medications to Children Act. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall adopt rules requiring the Department to distribute treatment guidelines on an annual basis to all persons licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 to practice medicine in all of its branches. Provides that the Department shall prepare and submit an annual report to the General Assembly with specified information concerning the administration of psychotropic medication to persons for whom it is legally responsible. Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, refuse to issue or renew, or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper with regard to the license or permit of any person issued under the Act upon repeated acts of clearly excessive prescribing, furnishing, or administering psychotropic medications to a minor without a good faith prior examination of the patient and medical reason.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with the following changes: In provisions amending the Administration of Psychotropic Medications to Children Act concerning requiring the Department of Children and Family Services to adopt rules on distributing certain treatment guidelines, provides that the guidelines should be distributed to all persons licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 to practice medicine in all of its branches who prescribe psychotropic medications to youth for whom the Department is legally responsible. Replaces language concerning required information to be included in an annual report to be submitted to the General Assembly concerning pharmacy claims data for youth for whom the Department is legally responsible. For each youth who falls into certain categories, the Department shall maintain a record of certain information (rather than submit the information to the General Assembly). The information includes diagnoses received on each youth (rather than on non-pharmacy claims). Removes from the required information the unit, quantity of, and the number of days' supply of the medication. Provides that the Department may (rather than shall) contract for consulting services from a psychiatrist who has expertise and specializes in pediatric care to review the data submitted in an annual report to the General Assembly. In language requiring the Department to analyze prescribing patterns for certain populations, removes persons who are in facilities operated by the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice. Makes other changes.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Children & Family Services)
 The annual report required under HB 281 (H-AM 1) would be developed by the existing UIC Behavioral Health and Welfare Program, in consultation with DCFS, utilizing records and data they currently have access to and utilize for analysis and reporting. The Department of Children and Family Services estimates no significant fiscal impact.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2017HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/11/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/11/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/25/2017HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/7/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/7/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  3/15/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/15/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 007-001-000
  3/15/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/16/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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