[ Search ] [ PDF text ] [ Legislation ]
[ Home ] [ Back ] [ Bottom ]
|[ House Amendment 001 ]||[ House Amendment 002 ]|
92_HJ0039 LRB9208870RHrh 1 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, Health care service contracts between insurers, 3 health plans, businesses, unions, health care professionals 4 and health care providers have become the primary method of 5 arranging for the delivery of health care to the people of 6 Illinois; and 7 WHEREAS, The Illinois General Assembly is currently 8 debating the Fairness in Health Care Services Contracting Act 9 which attempts to ensure that both parties to a contract for 10 the provision of health care services understand the terms 11 and conditions for the provision of those services; and 12 WHEREAS, The professional services contracts entered into 13 between health care plans and health care professionals and 14 health care providers have a significant impact on the 15 delivery of health care services to the people of Illinois; 16 and 17 WHEREAS, The relationship between the health care plan 18 contract with the professionals and providers is akin to the 19 insurance policy for coverage with the insureds or enrollees; 20 therefore, be it 21 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 22 NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE 23 SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that there is created the Illinois 24 Legislative Task Force on Fairness in Health Care Services 25 Contracting consisting of seven voting members; one of whom 26 shall be a member of the Senate appointed by the President of 27 the Senate who shall serve as Co-chairperson, one of whom 28 shall be a member of the Senate appointed by the Minority 29 Leader of the Senate, one of whom shall be a member of the 30 House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the 31 House of Representatives who shall serve as Co-chairperson, 32 one of whom shall be a member of the House of Representatives -2- LRB9208870RHrh 1 appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of 2 Representatives, and the Director of Insurance or his or her 3 designee, the Director of Public Health or his or her 4 designee, and the Attorney General or his or her designee; 5 and be it further 6 RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall include sixteen 7 non-voting members; including one representative of the 8 following organizations; Illinois Hospital and HealthSystems 9 Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Illinois Nurses 10 Association, Illinois Pharmacists Association, Illinois State 11 Medical Society, Illinois Podiatric Medical Society, Illinois 12 Optometric Association, Illinois Association of Clinical 13 Psychologists, Illinois Association of Freestanding Surgery 14 Centers, Illinois Association of Health Plans, Managed Health 15 Providers Association, Illinois Life Insurance Council, Blue 16 Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois, Illinois Manufacturers 17 Association, Illinois Retail Merchants Association, AFL/CIO, 18 and the City of Chicago; and be it further 19 RESOLVED, That the meetings of the Task Force shall be 20 held at the call of the Co-chairpersons and that the 21 non-voting members of the Task Force shall serve without 22 compensation; and be it further 23 RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall study the health plan 24 professional and provider services contracting process; and 25 be it further 26 RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall conduct at least two 27 hearings in the Chicago metropolitan area and one hearing 28 outside the Chicago metropolitan area; and be it further 29 RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall report its 30 recommendations to the General Assembly and Governor on or 31 before December 31, 2001.
[ Top ]