Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987. Provides
that any individual or entity that influences or attempts to influence
patient care decisions of a licensed optometrist under the
individual's or entity's control shall pay, in addition to any other
penalty provided by law, a civil penalty to the Department in an
amount not to exceed $5,000 per offense. Excludes the division of fees
between 2 optometrists, an optometrist and a physician licensed to
practice medicine in all its branches, or an optometrist and a
licensed health care facility in a contractual or employment
relationship from the grounds for disciplinary action. Effective
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that the patient care decisions that an individual who
is not licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or entity
may not influence are diagnostic or treatment decisions. Provides
that the unlicensed practice provisions shall not be construed to
prohibit insurers and managed care plans from operating pursuant to
applicable provisions of the Illinois Insurance Code under which the
entities are licensed. Makes changes in the provision excluding the
specified division of fees from grounds for disciplinary action.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that a hospital may be the licensed health care facility
dividing fees with one or more optometrists.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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