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 Bill Status of HB0705  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

House Sponsors
Rep. Tom Cross - Dan Reitz - Daniel V. Beiser - Thomas Holbrook - Elizabeth Coulson, Suzanne Bassi, Mark H. Beaubien, Jr., Patricia R. Bellock, Bob Biggins, William B. Black, Mike Bost, Rich Brauer, Robert W. Churchill, Shane Cultra, Lee A. Daniels, Joe Dunn, Roger L. Eddy, Paul D. Froehlich, Kurt M. Granberg, Brent Hassert, Randall M. Hultgren, Roger Jenisch, Renee Kosel, Carolyn H. Krause, David R. Leitch, Eileen Lyons, Sidney H. Mathias, Michael P. McAuliffe, James H. Meyer, John J. Millner, Bill Mitchell, Jerry L. Mitchell, Donald L. Moffitt, Rosemary Mulligan, Ruth Munson, Richard P. Myers, JoAnn D. Osmond, Terry R. Parke, Brandon W. Phelps, Sandra M. Pihos, Raymond Poe, Robert W. Pritchard, David Reis, Chapin Rose, Jim Sacia, Angelo Saviano, Timothy L. Schmitz, Aaron Schock, Keith P. Sommer, Ron Stephens, Ed Sullivan, Jr., Art Tenhouse, Michael Tryon, Ronald A. Wait, Jim Watson and Dave Winters

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 120/2from Ch. 102, par. 42
30 ILCS 105/5.640 new
55 ILCS 5/5-1005from Ch. 34, par. 5-1005
55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-34 heading new
55 ILCS 5/6-34001 new
55 ILCS 5/6-34002 new
215 ILCS 5/155.18from Ch. 73, par. 767.18
215 ILCS 5/155.18a new
215 ILCS 5/155.19from Ch. 73, par. 767.19
215 ILCS 5/402from Ch. 73, par. 1014
215 ILCS 5/1204from Ch. 73, par. 1065.904
215 ILCS 5/Art. XLV heading new
215 ILCS 5/1501 new
215 ILCS 5/1502 new
215 ILCS 5/1503 new
215 ILCS 5/1504 new
215 ILCS 5/1505 new
215 ILCS 5/1506 new
215 ILCS 5/1507 new
215 ILCS 5/1508 new
215 ILCS 5/1509 new
5 ILCS 80/4.17
5 ILCS 80/4.26 new
225 ILCS 60/7from Ch. 111, par. 4400-7
225 ILCS 60/22from Ch. 111, par. 4400-22
225 ILCS 60/23from Ch. 111, par. 4400-23
225 ILCS 60/24from Ch. 111, par. 4400-24
225 ILCS 60/36from Ch. 111, par. 4400-36
705 ILCS 105/27.10 new
710 ILCS 15/8from Ch. 10, par. 208
710 ILCS 15/9from Ch. 10, par. 209
735 ILCS 5/2-402from Ch. 110, par. 2-402
735 ILCS 5/2-622from Ch. 110, par. 2-622
735 ILCS 5/2-1105.01 new
735 ILCS 5/2-1107.1from Ch. 110, par. 2-1107.1
735 ILCS 5/2-1109from Ch. 110, par. 2-1109
735 ILCS 5/2-1114from Ch. 110, par. 2-1114
735 ILCS 5/2-1701from Ch. 110, par. 2-1701
735 ILCS 5/2-1702from Ch. 110, par. 2-1702
735 ILCS 5/2-1704from Ch. 110, par. 2-1704
735 ILCS 5/2-1704.5 new
735 ILCS 5/2-1706.5 new
735 ILCS 5/2-1721 new
735 ILCS 5/8-1901from Ch. 110, par. 8-1901
735 ILCS 5/8-2501from Ch. 110, par. 8-2501
735 ILCS 5/2-1705 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1705
735 ILCS 5/2-1706 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1706
735 ILCS 5/2-1707 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1707
735 ILCS 5/2-1708 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1708
735 ILCS 5/2-1709 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1709
735 ILCS 5/2-1710 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1710
735 ILCS 5/2-1711 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1711
735 ILCS 5/2-1712 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1712
735 ILCS 5/2-1713 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1713
735 ILCS 5/2-1714 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1714
735 ILCS 5/2-1715 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1715
735 ILCS 5/2-1716 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1716
735 ILCS 5/2-1717 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1717
735 ILCS 5/2-1718 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1718
735 ILCS 5/2-1719 rep.from Ch. 110, par. 2-1719
745 ILCS 49/25
745 ILCS 49/30


Synopsis As Introduced
Makes legislative findings. Amends the Open Meetings Act, Counties Code, and the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides for creation of risk retention trusts for the pooling of risks to provide professional liability coverage for physicians and health care professionals providing medical care and related health care. Authorizes a county board to incur indebtedness to ensure the availability of and improve hospital, medical, and health services. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to extend the repeal of the Medical Practice Act of 1987 to 2016. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Makes numerous changes concerning medical liability insurance rates and regulation. Requires the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation to establish a Professional Liability Insurance Resource Center on the World Wide Web, and amends the Clerks of Courts Act to require court clerks to provide certain relevant information. Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Makes changes concerning medical coordinators, investigators, discipline, disciplinary proceedings, records, disclosure of information, incidents to which the Act applies, and immunity. Amends the Health Care Arbitration Act by making changes concerning distribution, validity, and cancellation of a health care arbitration agreement and making various other changes. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure by: making changes concerning extension of the period for naming a respondent in discovery as a defendant, jury instructions in healing art malpractice actions, the affidavit and report based on the determination of a reviewing health professional, and the amount of the recovery in healing art malpractice actions; limiting liability of a hospital for the medical care provided by a non-employee member of the hospital's medical staff; contingent fees in medical malpractice actions and standards for damages; providing that a statement that a health care provider is "sorry" for an outcome is not admissible as evidence under specified circumstances; changing and adding provisions concerning expert witness standards and guaranteed payment of future medical expenses; and making other changes. Repeals numerous provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure concerning medical malpractice actions. Amends the Good Samaritan Act. Expands the immunity for civil damages provided for services performed (i) without compensation at, or upon referral from, free medical clinics and (ii) by retired physicians pursuant to an emergency department on call list. Makes other changes. Creates the Sorry Works! Pilot Program Act under which participating hospitals and physicians shall promptly acknowledge and apologize for mistakes in patient care and promptly offer fair settlements. Creates a committee to develop, oversee, and implement the program and specifies the committee's membership. Creates the Sorry Works! Fund as a special fund in the State treasury and amends the State Finance Act to include the Sorry Works! Fund as a special fund. Contains provisions concerning applicability and construction. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Tom Cross
  2/1/2005HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Reitz
  2/1/2005HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  2/1/2005HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  2/1/2005HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Mark H. Beaubien, Jr.
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Bob Biggins
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. William B. Black
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Churchill
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Shane Cultra
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Lee A. Daniels
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Joe Dunn
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Kurt M. Granberg
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Brent Hassert
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Randall M. Hultgren
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Roger Jenisch
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Renee Kosel
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Carolyn H. Krause
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Eileen Lyons
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. James H. Meyer
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. John J. Millner
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Bill Mitchell
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Jerry L. Mitchell
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Ruth Munson
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Richard P. Myers
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Terry R. Parke
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. David Reis
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Chapin Rose
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Angelo Saviano
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Aaron Schock
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Ron Stephens
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Art Tenhouse
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Michael Tryon
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Ronald A. Wait
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  2/1/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  2/1/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/1/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2005HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/10/2005HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/3/2005HouseMotion Filed to Discharge Committee Rep. William B. Black
  5/4/2005HouseRep. Barbara Flynn Currie Objects to the Motion
  5/4/2005HouseMotion Lost
  5/4/2005HouseRep. William Black moved to Overrule the Chair
  5/4/2005HouseMotion to Overrule the Chair - Lost/Chair Sustained 064-051-000
  5/4/2005House3/5 Vote Required
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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