Bill Status of SB1676 97th General Assembly
Short Description: WORKERS COMP-FRAUD
Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
| 1/8/2013||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides that the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission may recall a decision or settlement when fraud has been determined to be committed related to the case. Provides that the Commission shall implement a rule to establish a process for recalling a decision or settlement that is subject to recall due to fraud. Provides that the fraud and insurance non-compliance unit of the Department of Insurance shall employ one or more attorneys licensed to practice law in Illinois as special prosecutors who shall initiate and prosecute any necessary criminal or civil actions in any court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction in this State. Provides that the special prosecutors may also assist State's Attorneys in prosecuting violations of this Section, without charge to the county. Provides that when the Attorney General or a State's Attorney declines to prosecute a referral from the fraud and insurance non-compliance unit of an alleged violation of this Section, the Attorney General or the State's Attorney declining prosecution shall provide in writing a response to the unit within 30 days of such decision setting forth the reasons and basis for the decision. Provides that the unit shall provide the response to the employer.