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Public Act 92-0296
HB3179 Enrolled LRB9204612WHcsA
AN ACT concerning consumer fraud.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2B.3 as follows:
(815 ILCS 505/2B.3 new)
Sec. 2B.3. Deceptive sale or promotion of health-related
cash discount cards. It is an unlawful practice for any
person to sell, market, promote, advertise, or otherwise
distribute any card or other purchasing mechanism or device
that purports to offer discounts or access to discounts from
health care providers in health related purchases if:
(1) the card or other purchasing mechanism or
device does not expressly provide in bold and prominent
type that the discounts are not insurance;
(2) the discounts are not specifically authorized
by a contract with each health care provider listed in
conjunction with the card or other purchasing mechanism
or device; or
(3) the discounts or access to discounts offered or
the range of discounts or access to the range of
discounts offered are misleading, deceptive or
fraudulent, regardless of the literal wording used.
Passed in the General Assembly May 15, 2001.
Approved August 09, 2001.
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