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 Bill Status of HB1271  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  HEALTH CARE WORKER-SEX CRIME

House Sponsors
Rep. William D. Burns - Jack D. Franks - Patricia R. Bellock - Sidney H. Mathias, Karen May, Deborah Mell, Jack McGuire, Michelle Mussman, Marlow H. Colvin, Emily McAsey, Kenneth Dunkin, Camille Y. Lilly, Al Riley and Derrick Smith

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kirk W. Dillard - Iris Y. Martinez, Ira I. Silverstein and Dave Syverson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/21/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0156

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2105/2105-165 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that any licensed health care worker, who has been (1) convicted of committing a sexual criminal act that requires registration under the Sex Offender Registration Act against a patient in the course of patient care or treatment, (2) has been convicted of a criminal battery against any patient, (3) a forcible felony, or (4) required as part of a criminal sentence to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act, then the license of the health care worker shall by operation of law be permanently revoked without a hearing. Provides that no person registered as a sex offender may receive a license as a health care worker in Illinois. Requires that within 15 business days after receiving notice from the State's Attorney of the filing of criminal charges against the health care worker, the Secretary shall issue an administrative order that the health care worker may only practice with a chaperone during all patient encounters pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings. Adds provisions concerning the confidentiality of certain information and documents. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with changes. Provides that no person who has been convicted of any specified offense or is required to register as a sex offender may receive a license as a health care worker in Illinois. Provides that a chaperone must be a licensed health care worker and the chaperone shall provide written notice to all the health care worker's patients explaining the Department's order to use a chaperone. Provides that each patient shall sign an acknowledgement that they received the notice. Provides that the notice to the patient of criminal charges shall include a statement that the health care worker is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Provides that the Department may adopt rules necessary to implement the provisions. Makes other changes. Effective 30 days after becoming law.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. William D. Burns
  2/8/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/14/2011HouseAssigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  2/15/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  2/24/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/2/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. William D. Burns
  3/2/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/3/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  3/3/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  3/3/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  3/3/2011HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 006-000-000
  3/3/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/3/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  3/7/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. William D. Burns
  3/7/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  3/10/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/18/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marlow H. Colvin
  4/1/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. William D. Burns
  4/1/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/4/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  4/7/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 006-000-000
  4/7/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted by Voice Vote
  4/7/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
  4/7/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  4/11/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/11/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  4/11/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Derrick Smith
  4/11/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  4/12/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  4/12/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/12/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  4/12/2011SenateFirst Reading
  4/12/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/15/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  5/4/2011SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/11/2011SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 007-000-000
  5/11/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 12, 2011
  5/12/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2011
  5/18/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/18/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  5/18/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dave Syverson
  5/18/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  5/18/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  6/16/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  7/21/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  7/21/2011HouseEffective Date August 20, 2011
  7/21/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0156

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