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 Bill Status of SB3554  9th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kyle McCarter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Alternatives to Medical Malpractice Litigation Task Force. Provides that the task force shall study and report on alternative processes in which medical malpractice complaints may be pursued and presented in Illinois other than proceeding directly to litigation in the Illinois court system. Provides that an alternative process must adhere to the underlying principles of reducing health care costs by lessening the need for physicians to practice defensive medicine, increasing the number of physicians in Illinois by decreasing medical liability insurance rates, and providing patients with fair and timely compensation by avoiding the expense and delay of the court system. Provides that the task force shall develop an objective rating system by which alternative processes to medical malpractice litigation may be ranked by such factors as cost savings to physicians and patients, efficiency in procedures and timeliness, effectiveness in reducing unnecessary litigation, and ability to maintain or improve overall quality of medical care services in this State. Provides that the Department of Insurance shall provide staff and administrative support to the task force. Provides that the task force shall submit a final report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor by January 1, 2013. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2012SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kyle McCarter
  2/8/2012SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/24/2012SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  2/28/2012SenateTo Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Process and Procedure
  3/9/2012SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 30, 2012
  3/30/2012SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

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