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 Bill Status of HB4645  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  EQUITY IN HEALTH CARE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. LaToya Greenwood - Kambium Buckner - Camille Y. Lilly, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, Dagmara Avelar, Sonya M. Harper, Nicholas K. Smith, Delia C. Ramirez, Robyn Gabel, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Emanuel Chris Welch, Maura Hirschauer and Maurice A. West, II

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mattie Hunter - Patricia Van Pelt - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Omar Aquino, Robert Peters, Antonio Muñoz, Cristina Castro, Celina Villanueva, Laura M. Murphy, Napoleon Harris, III, Sara Feigenholtz, Ram Villivalam and Mike Simmons)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/27/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0942

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Equity and Representation in Health Care Act. Contains the findings of the General Assembly. Creates the Equity and Representation in Health Care Workforce Repayment Program and the Equity and Representation in Health Care Workforce Scholarship Program to be administered by the Department of Public Health. Provides that a health care professional, medical facility, or behavioral health provider may apply to the Department for loan repayment assistance under the Program. Provides that, in order to be eligible for loan repayment under the Act, the health care professional or behavioral health provider shall comply with specified requirements. Requires the Department to submit an annual report with specified requirements to the General Assembly and the Governor. Contains provisions regarding the adoption of rules by the Department. Contains other provisions.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Provides that loan repayment and scholarship program funds are subject to appropriation. Provides that an individual who is awarded a loan repayment authorized under the Act shall not receive concurrent loan repayments through any other Illinois or federal loan repayment program. Requires the Department of Public Health to share information about the application process for a scholarship or loan repayment under the Act prominently on the Department's website, as well as with specified Illinois-based health care training programs and institutions of higher education. Requires recipients who fail to meet their obligations to pay to the Department a sum of at least 1.5 times plus 7% interest annually (rather than a sum equal to) the amount of the received moneys. Contains provisions for waiver or deferment of a recipient's obligation under the Act. Provides that the Act is effective January 1, 2023. Makes other changes.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that a nurse is a "health care professional". Removes language providing that a certified nurse midwife is a "health care professional". Defines "nurse" as a person who is licensed as a licensed practical nurse or as a registered nurse under the Nurse Practice Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/20/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  1/21/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/21/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee
  2/15/2022HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee; 012-000-000
  2/16/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/18/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  2/18/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee
  2/22/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  2/22/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  2/22/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  2/22/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  2/22/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  2/22/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  2/22/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  2/22/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/22/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee
  3/2/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2022HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee; 012-000-000
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/4/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  3/4/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/4/2022HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 102-000-000
  3/4/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  3/7/2022SenateArrive in Senate
  3/7/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/7/2022SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/7/2022SenateFirst Reading
  3/7/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  3/9/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  3/9/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  3/10/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  3/10/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  3/15/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  3/16/2022SenateAssigned to Healthcare Access and Availability
  3/17/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  3/21/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/21/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/22/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Healthcare Access and Availability
  3/22/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/22/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/23/2022SenateDo Pass as Amended Healthcare Access and Availability; 008-000-000
  3/23/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  3/23/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/23/2022SenateSecond Reading
  3/23/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 24, 2022
  3/24/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  3/25/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  3/30/2022SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  3/30/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  3/30/2022HouseArrived in House
  3/30/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  3/31/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  4/6/2022HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  4/6/2022HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  4/6/2022HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee
  4/7/2022HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee; 013-000-000
  4/7/2022HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 112-000-000
  4/7/2022HouseHouse Concurs
  4/7/2022HousePassed Both Houses
  5/6/2022HouseSent to the Governor
  5/27/2022HouseGovernor Approved
  5/27/2022HouseEffective Date January 1, 2023
  5/27/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0942

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