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 Bill Status of SB3261  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  EMS SYSTEMS ACT-DPH REG

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Heather A. Steans - William Delgado - Mattie Hunter and Donne E. Trotter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy - Donald L. Moffitt - Barbara Flynn Currie - Patricia R. Bellock - Cynthia Soto, Kimberly du Buclet, Elizabeth Hernandez, Edward J. Acevedo, Maria Antonia Berrios, Dena M. Carli, Robyn Gabel, Sara Feigenholtz, Ann Williams and Karen A. Yarbrough)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/14/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0690

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 50/3.5
210 ILCS 50/3.10
210 ILCS 50/3.15
210 ILCS 50/3.20
210 ILCS 50/3.25
210 ILCS 50/3.30
210 ILCS 50/3.35
210 ILCS 50/3.40
210 ILCS 50/3.45
210 ILCS 50/3.50
210 ILCS 50/3.55
210 ILCS 50/3.65
210 ILCS 50/3.70
210 ILCS 50/3.75
210 ILCS 50/3.80
210 ILCS 50/3.90
210 ILCS 50/3.105
210 ILCS 50/3.125
210 ILCS 50/3.140
210 ILCS 50/3.165
210 ILCS 50/3.170
210 ILCS 50/3.175
210 ILCS 50/3.180
210 ILCS 50/3.200
210 ILCS 50/3.205
210 ILCS 50/3.60 rep.


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Makes changes in the provision concerning definitions to include "Emergency Medical Services Personnel". Makes changes in the provisions concerning scope of services, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Regions, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems, the development and content of EMS Region Plans, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Resource Hospitals, EMS System participation suspensions and due process, the State Emergency Medical Services Disciplinary Review Board, Emergency Medical Services Personnel licensure levels (now Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) licensure), scope of practice, EMS Lead Instructors, Emergency Medical Dispatchers, Trauma Nurse Specialist (TNS) licensure (now certification), Pre-Hospital RNs and Emergency Communications Registered Nurses, Trauma Center designations, Trauma Center misrepresentation, complaint investigations, violations and fines, misrepresentation, falsification of documents, criminal penalties, injunctions, the State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council, and the State Trauma Advisory Council. Repeals a provision concerning First Responders. Effective on January 1, 2013.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Changes the definition of "Advanced Emergency Medical Technician" to replace a reference to an Emergency Medical Technician course with a reference to a Life Support EMS System.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Further amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Provides that "Trauma Nurse Specialist" means a registered professional nurse with an unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the State in which he or she practices (instead of simply a registered professional nurse) who has successfully completed supplemental education and testing requirements (instead of completed education and testing requirements). Makes similar changes concerning an unencumbered license in the definitions of "Emergency Communications Registered Nurse" and "Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse". Makes a technical change in the definition of "Emergency Communications Registered Nurse". In the definition of "Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse", adds a qualifier that the individual be approved to practice within an Illinois EMS System (instead of within an EMS System).

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that after the effective date of the amendatory Act and until the end of a 24-month transition period, persons licensed as a First Responder are deemed to be licensed as an Emergency Medical Responder, persons licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or "EMT-B" are deemed to be licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician or "EMT", and persons licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic or "EMT-P" are deemed to be licensed as a Paramedic. Provides that within 270 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Department of Public Health shall establish by administrative rule a transition period of 24 months for EMS Systems within each EMS Region to educate all actively licensed and certified EMS personnel to transition to the requirements as established by the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards. Provides that all new EMS coursework applied for after January 1, 2013 must meet the minimum requirements as established by the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards, except that the EMT-Intermediate to Paramedic bridge course may be applied for utilizing the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curricula through December 1, 2016.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
210 ILCS 50/3.5
210 ILCS 50/3.10
210 ILCS 50/3.15
210 ILCS 50/3.20
210 ILCS 50/3.25
210 ILCS 50/3.30
210 ILCS 50/3.35
210 ILCS 50/3.40
210 ILCS 50/3.45
210 ILCS 50/3.50
210 ILCS 50/3.55
210 ILCS 50/3.65
210 ILCS 50/3.70
210 ILCS 50/3.75
210 ILCS 50/3.80
210 ILCS 50/3.90
210 ILCS 50/3.105
210 ILCS 50/3.125
210 ILCS 50/3.140
210 ILCS 50/3.165
210 ILCS 50/3.170
210 ILCS 50/3.175
210 ILCS 50/3.180
210 ILCS 50/3.200
210 ILCS 50/3.205
210 ILCS 50/3.60 rep.
Adds reference to:
210 ILCS 88/27 new
210 ILCS 89/10

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Fair Patient Billing Act to require the Attorney General to develop standard provisions in applications for financial assistance, together with rules for determining presumptive eligibility. Amends the Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act to make changes concerning discounted charges for uninsured patients. Effective immediately.

 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Dept. of Transportation)
 No land conveyances are included in this bill, therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.

 Judicial Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

 Correctional Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Dept of Corrections)
 There are no penalty enhancements associated with SB 3261 (H-AM 2). The bill would have no fiscal or population impact on the Department.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Housing Development Authority)
 SB 3397 (H-AM 1) will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.

 State Debt Impact Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 SB 3261, as amended by House Amendment 2, would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 Pension Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 SB 3261 (H-AM 2) will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2012SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/1/2012SenateFirst Reading
  2/1/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/17/2012SenateAssigned to Public Health
  2/21/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/21/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  2/23/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Public Health
  2/28/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  2/28/2012SenateDo Pass as Amended Public Health; 009-000-000
  2/28/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 29, 2012
  2/29/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/29/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/6/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Public Health
  3/21/2012SenateSecond Reading
  3/21/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 22, 2012
  3/27/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Public Health; 009-000-000
  3/28/2012SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  3/28/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Steans
  3/28/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  3/28/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  3/29/2012HouseArrived in House
  3/29/2012HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  3/29/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/29/2012HouseFirst Reading
  3/29/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/16/2012HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  4/25/2012HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Health Care Licenses Committee; 006-000-002
  4/25/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/4/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/4/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/11/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Health Care Licenses Committee
  5/17/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Health Care Licenses Committee; 008-000-000
  5/22/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2012HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/24/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  5/24/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Human Services Committee; 011-000-000
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed as Amended
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Correctional Note Filed as Amended
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Housing Affordability Impact Note Filed as Amended
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Debt Impact Note Filed as Amended
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Pension Note Filed as Amended
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  5/25/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kimberly du Buclet
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dena M. Carli
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  5/28/2012SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 2
  5/28/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 2 - May 29, 2012
  5/28/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/28/2012SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Executive
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Executive
  5/29/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Executive; 009-005-000
  5/29/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Executive; 009-005-000
  5/29/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/29/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  5/29/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/29/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/29/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 034-023-000
  5/29/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Senate Concurs 034-023-000
  5/29/2012SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/6/2012SenateSent to the Governor
  6/14/2012SenateGovernor Approved
  6/14/2012SenateEffective Date June 14, 2012
  6/14/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0690

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