Bill Status of HB3263 97th General Assembly
Short Description: HEALTHCARE - SEX CRIMES
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
| 1/8/2013||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
|20 ILCS 2105/2105-166 new|
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that when the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation receives notification from an Illinois State's Attorney of the filing of criminal charges alleging that a health care worker, as defined in the Health Care Worker Self-Referral Act, committed any offense that (1) involves bodily harm against a patient, including any offense based on sexual conduct or sexual penetration or (2) requires as a part of its criminal sentence to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act, the Secretary shall suspend the license of the health care worker without a hearing for 45 days, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing. Adds provisions concerning disciplinary hearings and confidentiality. Provides that the Department shall immediately permanently revoke the license or permit of any health care worker who has been convicted of such a crime and that the Department shall not reinstate or issue a license or permit as a health care worker to any such convicted person unless that person's conviction has been vacated, overturned, or reversed. Provides that these new provisions apply notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary. Amends the Counties Code. Adds to the duties of State's Attorney the duty to: (1) notify the Department of the filing of criminal charges alleging that a health care worker committed any offense that (i) involves bodily harm against a patient, including any offense based on sexual conduct or sexual penetration or (ii) requires as a part of its criminal sentence to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act and (2) notify the Department upon the conviction of any health care worker of such a crime. Effective immediately.