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 Bill Status of HB1359  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  HEALTH CARE LICENSE SUSPENSION

House Sponsors
Rep. Robyn Gabel - Carol Ammons - Kelly M. Cassidy

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Daniel Biss - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Donne E. Trotter - Patricia Van Pelt)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/31/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0211

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2105/2105-170 new
225 ILCS 50/18.3 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that health care workers licensed by the State be automatically and indefinitely suspended at such time as the final trial proceedings are concluded whereby a licensee has been adjudicated and found guilty, or has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, in a criminal prosecution under the laws of the State, the laws of any other state, or the laws of the United States of America for any offense reasonably related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of their profession, or arising out of any investigation thereof, and for any offense in which defrauding Medicare, Medicaid, or any other health insurance provider is an essential element, whether or not sentence is imposed. Amends the Hearing Instrument Consumer Protection Act to make similar changes concerning hearing instrument dispensers licensed under the Act.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
225 ILCS 50/18.3 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with similar provisions, but removes suspensions for any offense reasonably related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a health care worker's profession. Removes provisions amending the Hearing Instrument Consumer Protection Act. Makes other changes.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that a health care worker licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall be automatically and indefinitely suspended at such time as the final trial proceedings are concluded whereby a licensee has been either convicted of, or has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere in a criminal prosecution to, a criminal health care or criminal insurance fraud offense, requiring intent, under the laws of the State, the laws of any other state, or the laws of the United States of America, including, but not limited to, criminal Medicare or Medicaid fraud. Requires that a certified copy of the conviction or judgment be the basis for the suspension. Provides that, if a licensee requests a hearing, then the sole purpose of the hearing shall be limited to the length of the suspension of the licensee's license, as the conviction or judgment is a matter of record and may not be challenged.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/4/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/4/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/4/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/17/2015HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  3/9/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/9/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/10/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Health Care Licenses Committee
  3/11/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Health Care Licenses Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/11/2015HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Health Care Licenses Committee; 012-000-000
  3/11/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/26/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/26/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Health Care Licenses Committee
  4/20/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/20/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Health Care Licenses Committee; 008-000-000
  4/22/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/22/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 061-000-032
  4/28/2015SenateArrive in Senate
  4/28/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/28/2015SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  4/28/2015SenateFirst Reading
  4/28/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/29/2015SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  5/6/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/7/2015SenateDo Pass Licensed Activities and Pensions; 007-000-000
  5/7/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 12, 2015
  5/12/2015SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2015
  5/12/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/13/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/22/2015SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2015
  5/26/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/26/2015HousePassed Both Houses
  6/24/2015HouseSent to the Governor
  7/31/2015HouseGovernor Approved
  7/31/2015HouseEffective Date January 1, 2016
  7/31/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0211

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