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 Bill Status of HB2685  98th General Assembly

Short Description:  HOME BIRTH SAFETY ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Thomas Morrison - Robyn Gabel - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Mary E. Flowers - Keith P. Sommer, Michael W. Tryon, Maria Antonia Berrios, Kelly M. Cassidy, Keith Farnham and John M. Cabello

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 80/4.34 new
225 ILCS 60/4from Ch. 111, par. 4400-4
225 ILCS 65/50-15was 225 ILCS 65/5-15
305 ILCS 5/5-5from Ch. 23, par. 5-5

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Home Birth Safety Act. Provides for the licensure of midwives by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Creates the Illinois Midwifery Board. Sets forth provisions concerning qualifications, grounds for disciplinary action, and administrative procedures. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to set a repeal date for the new Act of January 1, 2024. Also amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987, the Nurse Practice Act, and the Illinois Public Aid Code to make related changes. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the collaborative relationship shall not require the personal presence of the collaborating care provider at all times at the place where services are rendered, as long as there is communication available for consultation.

DateChamber Action
  2/21/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Thomas Morrison
  2/21/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/21/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/26/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  3/1/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/4/2013HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  3/5/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  3/7/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
  3/7/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  3/8/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/13/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Thomas Morrison
  3/13/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/14/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Health Care Licenses Committee
  3/19/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  3/20/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Health Care Licenses Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/20/2013HouseMotion Do Pass as Amended - Lost Health Care Licenses Committee; 000-006-001
  3/20/2013HouseRemains in Health Care Licenses Committee
  3/22/2013HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  10/21/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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