Synopsis As Introduced Amends various Acts to add physician assistants to provisions applicable to physicians, including adding physician assistant members to various committees and boards. Amends the Illinois Identification Card Act. Specifies that the physician assistant who may make a determination of disability for the purposes of an Illinois Persons with a Disability Identification Card is a physician assistant who has been delegated the authority to make this determination by his or her supervising physician. Amends the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act. Adds the President of the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants or his or her designee to the Illinois Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency. Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Adds representative of a professional organization representing physician assistants to various task forces and councils. Requires that the Department of Public Health consult with the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants in developing the summary of health care for women and that the summary be distributed to physician assistants. Requires that the Department of Public Health consult with a statewide professional organization representing physician assistants in developing the POLST form. Makes other changes.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the bill as introduced with the following changes: Removes provisions amending the Public Employee Disability Act, the Illinois Identification Card Act, the Civil Administration Code of Illinois, the Child Death Review Team Act, the Department of Human Services Act, the State Guard Act, and the Narcotic Control Division Abolition Act. In provisions amending the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act, removes provisions concerning administration of medications before completion of the physical and mental examination and mental health commitment training. In provisions amending the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act, removes provisions concerning the Medical Advisory Committee, a steroid education program, patients' rights, and services for pregnant women and mothers. In provisions amending the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, removes specific references to physicians assistants. In provisions amending the Department of Public Health Act, removes provisions concerning the Immunization Advisory Committee. In provisions amending the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties of Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, removes provisions concerning cooperation of organizations and agencies; the Chronic Disease Nutrition and Outcomes Advisory Commission; laboratories, fees, and the Public Health Laboratory Services Revolving Fund; findings and rural obstetrical care; distribution of vaccines and other medicines and products; sperm and tissue bank registry, AIDS test for donors, and penalties; Alzheimer's disease, exchange of information, and autopsies; umbilical cord donations; breast cancer and written summary regarding detection and treatment; the Penny Severns Breast, Cervical, and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund; the Stroke Task Force; hepatitis education and outreach; Wilson's Disease; general hospitals, minimum standards for operation, and uterine cytologic examinations for cancer; cord blood stem cell banks; the Illinois State Diabetes Commission; and the advisory council on pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with the streptococcal infections and pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome. In provisions amending the Counties Code, removes provisions concerning preliminary investigations, blood and urine analysis, summoning a jury, and reports; additional powers; appointment of board of directors; equal privileges for all reputable physicians; applications for benefits; boards of health; and formation of consolidated health departments. Amends various acts to include references to advanced practice nurses to provisions applicable to physicians and physician assistants. Makes other changes.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 In provisions amending the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, provides that the Department of Public Health shall also consult with the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses when developing health care summaries for women. Corrects a reference to a health care professional. In provisions amending the Counties Code, provides that the Board of Commissioners of Cook County may contract with any recognized training school or any program for health professionals for the health care services (rather than nursing) of any or all such sick or mentally ill or persons in need of mental treatment. Makes other changes.