Rep. Robyn Gabel

Filed: 3/26/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1359, AS AMENDED, by
3replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Department of Professional Regulation Law
6of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by
7adding Section 2105-170 as follows:
8    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-170 new)
9    Sec. 2105-170. Health care workers; automatic suspension
10of license. A health care worker, as defined by the Health Care
11Worker Self-Referral Act, licensed by the Department shall be
12automatically and indefinitely suspended at such time as the
13final trial proceedings are concluded whereby a licensee has
14been either convicted of, or has entered a plea of guilty or
15nolo contendere in a criminal prosecution to, a criminal health
16care or criminal insurance fraud offense, requiring intent,



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1under the laws of the State, the laws of any other state, or
2the laws of the United States of America, including, but not
3limited to, criminal Medicare or Medicaid fraud. A certified
4copy of the conviction or judgment shall be the basis for the
5suspension. If a licensee requests a hearing, then the sole
6purpose of the hearing shall be limited to the length of the
7suspension of the licensee's license, as the conviction or
8judgment is a matter of record and may not be challenged.".