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 Bill Status of HB3286  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES

House Sponsors
Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz - Carol Ammons, Barbara Hernandez, Dagmara Avelar, Delia C. Ramirez, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Eva Dina Delgado, Elizabeth Hernandez, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr. and Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 87/5
210 ILCS 87/10
210 ILCS 87/15


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Language Assistance Services Act. Provides for the use and availability of qualified medical interpreters (rather than interpreters) in health facilities. Defines "qualified medical interpreters". Provides that employees of a health facility have the right to use a qualified medical interpreter for their own communication with a limited English proficient patient if a conversation between the limited English proficient patient and the employee would be jeopardized by the use of a volunteer interpreter. Requires the facility to annually transmit to the Department of Public Health a copy of the updated policy regarding language assistance services and to include a description of the facility's process to ensure adequate and speedy communication between staff and patients with language or communication barriers. Provides that facilities must prepare and maintain a list of contact information for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter providers or individuals who have been identified as being proficient in sign language, as well as a list of the languages of the population of the geographical area served by the facility. Removes language allowing facilities to consider providing its nonbilingual staff with standardized picture and phrase sheets for use in routine communications with patients who have language or communication barriers. Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva Dina Delgado
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  3/24/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Health Care Licenses Committee; 008-000-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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