LANG-SILVA-HARRIS-DELGADO-HOFFMAN, MCKEON, DAVIS,STEVE,
KENNER AND HOLBROOK.
HLTH CARE ENTITY LIABILITY ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Health Care Entity Liability Act. Provides that
health insurance carriers, health care plans, and other managed care
entities for health care plans have the duty to exercise ordinary care
when making health care treatment decisions and are liable for damages
for harm to an insured or enrollee proximately caused by the failure
to exercise ordinary care. Authorizes a private right of action.
Defines terms. Does not apply to workers' compensation insurance
coverage or to self-insured entities. Applies only to causes of
action that accrue on or after the effective date of the Act.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Public Health)
There are no fiscal implications for DPH from HB284.
STATE MANDATES NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)
HB284 does not meet the definition of a State mandate.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Insurance)
HB284 will have no fiscal impact on the Department.
JUDICIAL NOTE (Administrative Office of Ill. Courts)
There may be an increase in judicial workloads; impact on the
need for the number of judges cannot be determined.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
Full Text Bill Status