101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. LaToya Greenwood
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Implicit Bias Training for Health Care Professionals Act.
Provides that in order to renew a license as a health care professional in
the State, a licensee shall complete an evidence-based implicit bias
training, which shall include the promotion of bias-reducing strategies to
address how unintended biases regarding race, ethnicity, gender, identity,
sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.
Specifies information that shall be included in the implicit bias training.
Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall
adopt rules to implement the Act.
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AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Implicit Bias Training for Health Care Professionals Act.
As used in this Act:
"Department" means the Department of Financial and
"Health care professional" means any individual licensed
under the laws of this State to provide health services,
including, but not limited to: dentists licensed under the
Illinois Dental Practice Act; dental hygienists licensed under
the Illinois Dental Practice Act; nurses and advanced practice
registered nurses licensed under the Nurse Practice Act;
occupational therapists licensed under the Illinois
Occupational Therapy Practice Act; optometrists licensed under
the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987; pharmacists
licensed under the Pharmacy Practice Act; physical therapists
licensed under the Illinois Physical Therapy Act; physicians
licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987; physician
assistants licensed under the Physician Assistant Practice Act
of 1987; podiatric physicians licensed under the Podiatric
Medical Practice Act of 1987; clinical psychologists licensed