91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0284
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Short description: 
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.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
          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

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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