91st General Assembly
Summary of SB1493
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Short description: 
OPTOMETRY-FEE SHARING                                                      

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      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: Senate

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


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