Bill Status of HB1479 97th General Assembly
Short Description: INS-FEEDING-SUPPLEMENTS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers
| 1/8/2013||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code to provide that accident and health insurance policies and managed care plans must provide coverage for intravenous feeding, prescription nutritional supplements, and hospital patient assessments. Makes corresponding changes in the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, Counties Code, Illinois Municipal Code, School Code, Health Maintenance Organization Act, Voluntary Health Services Plans Act, and Illinois Public Aid Code. Amends the Emergency Medical Treatment Act to provide that every hospital licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act shall comply with the Hospital Emergency Service Act. Amends the Hospital Emergency Service Act to provide that every hospital required to be licensed by the Department of Public Health shall provide a hospital emergency service in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the Department which shall be consistent with the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. Amends the Health Carrier External Review Act. Sets forth provisions concerning standard information for application forms; medical underwriting; the requirement to send to the applicant a copy of the health care service plan contract along with a notice; rescission and cancellation; postcontract investigation; and continuation. Makes changes in the provision concerning standard external review. Amends the Medical Patient Rights Act. Provides that each patient has a right to be informed of his or her inpatient or outpatient status. Provides that the statement of a hospital patient's rights shall include the right not to be discriminated against by the hospital and shall provide notice of how to initiate and lodge a grievance regarding improper discrimination. Sets forth provisions concerning discrimination grievance procedures and emergency room antidiscrimination notice. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State. Effective immediately.