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 Bill Status of SB1811  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  TELEHEALTH ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Pamela J. Althoff - Dave Syverson - Iris Y. Martinez and Antonio Muņoz

House Sponsors
(Rep. Cynthia Soto - Kelly M. Burke - Patricia R. Bellock and Daniel J. Burke)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/24/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0317

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 60/1from Ch. 111, par. 4400-1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
225 ILCS 60/1
Adds reference to:
New Act
225 ILCS 60/49.5

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Telehealth Act. Defines "health care professional" and "telehealth". Provides that a health care professional treating a patient located in the State through telehealth must be licensed in Illinois. Provides that a health care professional may engage in the practice of telehealth in Illinois to the extent of his or her scope of practice as established in his or her respective licensing Act consistent with the standards of care for in-person services. Provides that the Act does not alter the scope of practice of any health care professional or authorize the delivery of health care services not authorized by the law of the State. Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Makes changes to provisions concerning telemedicine. Provides that "telemedicine" does not include health care services provided to an existing patient while the person licensed under the Act or patient is traveling.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Expands the Telehealth Act to apply to mental health care professionals authorized in Illinois to provide services.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  3/9/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dave Syverson
  3/15/2017SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  3/15/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 16, 2017
  3/17/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/17/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/22/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  3/29/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  4/6/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  4/25/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/25/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/26/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/26/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  4/26/2017SenateSecond Reading
  4/26/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 27, 2017
  4/27/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  4/27/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Licensed Activities and Pensions; 009-000-000
  4/27/2017SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/27/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Althoff
  4/27/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 27, 2017
  4/27/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  4/27/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/28/2017HouseArrived in House
  4/28/2017HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
  4/28/2017HouseFirst Reading
  4/28/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/5/2017HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Cynthia Soto
  5/9/2017HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  5/16/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  5/16/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Cynthia Soto
  5/16/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/17/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Health Care Licenses Committee
  5/17/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Health Care Licenses Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/17/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Health Care Licenses Committee; 016-000-000
  5/17/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2017HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  5/22/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  5/22/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  5/23/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/23/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/24/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-002
  5/24/2017SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/24/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 25, 2017
  5/25/2017SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/25/2017SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/26/2017SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  5/30/2017SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Licensed Activities and Pensions; 010-000-000
  5/31/2017SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 054-000-000
  5/31/2017SenateSenate Concurs
  5/31/2017SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2017SenateSent to the Governor
  8/24/2017SenateGovernor Approved
  8/24/2017SenateEffective Date January 1, 2018
  8/24/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0317

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