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 Bill Status of SB1691  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SAFETY-NET HOSP-LOAN PROGRAM

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kwame Raoul and Antonio Muņoz

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/4/2017SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
30 ILCS 105/5.878 new
305 ILCS 5/12-4.51 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Safety-Net Hospital Service Loan Forgiveness Program Fund. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish the Safety-Net Hospital Service Loan Forgiveness Program to make loan repayment disbursements to physicians and medical residents, as defined, who agree to practice in a Safety-Net Hospital. Requires physicians and medical residents who are selected to participate in the Program to agree, by contract, to serve a minimum 3-year full-time service obligation. Requires the Department to make annual disbursements directly to the selected physician or medical resident equivalent to 35% of the average educational debt for indebted graduates in his or her profession not to exceed the balance of the physician or medical resident's qualifying educational loans. Provides that before receiving loan repayment disbursements and as requested, the physician or medical resident must complete a confirmation of practice form verifying that he or she is practicing as required under the Program. Provides that if a physician or medical resident fails to fulfill the required minimum commitment of service, the Department shall collect the total amount paid to the physician or medical resident under the Program plus interest and shall deposit such moneys into the Safety-Net Hospital Service Loan Forgiveness Program Fund. Requires the Department to adopt any rules necessary to implement the Program.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Expands the scope of the Safety-Net Hospital Service Loan Forgiveness Program to include physicians and medical residents who agree to practice in a Critical Access Hospital. Makes conforming changes to the name of the Program and its corresponding Fund. Defines "Critical Access Hospital" to mean an Illinois hospital designated as a critical care hospital by the Department of Public Health in accordance with federal regulations.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/15/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Human Services
  3/8/2017SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/10/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  3/10/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/14/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Human Services
  3/15/2017SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/15/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Human Services
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
  3/29/2017SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/29/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Human Services
  4/5/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/6/2017SenateDo Pass as Amended Human Services; 006-000-000
  4/6/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 25, 2017
  4/26/2017SenateSecond Reading
  4/26/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 27, 2017
  4/28/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  8/4/2017SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

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