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 Bill Status of SB1135  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  PRESCRIBING PSYCHOLOGIST

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon - Dave Syverson - Michael E. Hastings - Neil Anderson and Robert Peters

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sara Feigenholtz - Tom Demmer)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/19/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0084

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 85/10.4from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 151.4
225 ILCS 15/4.2
225 ILCS 15/4.3
225 ILCS 15/4.5
225 ILCS 15/7from Ch. 111, par. 5357
225 ILCS 150/5
305 ILCS 5/5-5.25
305 ILCS 5/5-5.27 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Permits hospitals that admit patients for treatment of mental illness to grant medical staff privileges to licensed prescribing psychologists. Amends the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act. Requires a psychologist applying for a prescribing psychologist license to have completed 30 psychology doctoral graduate credit hours and 31 credit hours in a Master of Science degree program. Provides that clinical rotation training requirements for prescribing psychologists shall be completed under the administrative supervision of a Director or other faculty member of a regionally approved University that provides training for the master's degree in clinical psychopharmacology. Requires the clinical rotation training to be housed in a healthcare setting and to meet certain academic standards. Provides that all prescriptions written by a prescribing psychologist must contain the prescribing psychologist's name and signature. Provides that physicians may provide collaboration and consultation with prescribing psychologists via telehealth. Permits persons who have 5 years of experience as a prescribing psychologist in another state or at a federal medical facility to apply for an Illinois prescribing psychologist license by endorsement. Makes changes to the Clinical Psychologists Licensing and Disciplinary Board. Amends the Telehealth Act. Expands the definition of "health care professional" to include prescribing psychologists. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to reimburse prescribing psychologists for behavioral health services provided via telehealth. Requires the Department to, by rule, establish rates to be paid for specified services provided by clinical psychologists and prescribing psychologists. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
210 ILCS 85/10.4
225 ILCS 15/4.5
225 ILCS 15/7
305 ILCS 5/5-5.25
305 ILCS 5/5-5.27 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act. Requires a psychologist applying for a prescribing psychologist license to have completed a full-time residency (rather than a practicum) of 14 months' supervised clinical training (removing a requirement of at least 36 credit hours). Adds medical centers, health care facilities located at federal and State prisons, patient-centered medical homes or family-centered medical homes, women's medical health centers, and Federally Qualified Health Centers as possible instructional settings for the residency. Adds specified clinical training standards to the residency requirements. In provisions regarding delegation of prescriptive authority, provides that all prescriptions written by a prescribing psychologist must contain the prescribing psychologist's name and signature. Amends the Telehealth Act. Expands the definition of "health care professional" to include prescribing psychologists. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
In a provision concerning requirements for a psychologist applying for a prescribing psychologist license, removes a reference to a full-time residency and restores a reference to a full-time practicum. Makes conforming changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/5/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  2/5/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/5/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/6/2019SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities
  2/20/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dave Syverson
  3/6/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  3/13/2019SenateDo Pass Licensed Activities; 006-000-000
  3/13/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 14, 2019
  4/5/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  4/5/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/9/2019SenateSecond Reading
  4/9/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 10, 2019
  4/9/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities
  4/10/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  4/10/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/10/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Licensed Activities; 005-000-000
  4/10/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  4/10/2019SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/10/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Harmon
  4/10/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Harmon
  4/10/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/10/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  4/10/2019HouseArrived in House
  4/10/2019HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/10/2019HouseFirst Reading
  4/10/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/11/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  4/24/2019HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  5/1/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Health Care Licenses Committee; 014-000-000
  5/2/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
  5/24/2019HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019
  5/26/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 106-001-000
  5/26/2019SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/20/2019SenateSent to the Governor
  7/19/2019SenateGovernor Approved
  7/19/2019SenateEffective Date July 19, 2019
  7/19/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0084

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