Bill Status of HB6750  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Suzanne Bassi - Mark H. Beaubien, Jr. - Elizabeth Coulson - Patricia R. Bellock - Sidney H. Mathias, Jack D. Franks, Linda Chapa LaVia and Kathleen A. Ryg

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Pamela J. Althoff - Dale A. Righter - M. Maggie Crotty)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 60/9from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6109

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Hospice Program Licensing Act. Provides that a hospice program must meet all federal standards for certification under Medicare, except that a patient's anticipated life expectancy may be one year or less. Provides that the Department of Public Health's standards for hospice programs shall not require that a hospice program be certified under the Medicare program. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
210 ILCS 60/3from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6103
210 ILCS 60/4from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6104
210 ILCS 60/5from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6105
210 ILCS 60/8from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6108
210 ILCS 60/8.5 new

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Hospice Program Licensing Act. Adds a definition of "hospice" and deletes the definition of "full hospice"; also changes the definition of "palliative care". Deletes specific requirements with which full hospices must comply, and instead provides that hospices must comply with the requirements of the Act, including the standards adopted by the Department of Public Health. Deletes certain items that must be included in the Department's standards. Provides that the separate standards currently applicable to volunteer hospices are inoperative after June 30, 2005 and that the new standards to be adopted for all hospice programs do not apply to volunteer hospices until July 1, 2005. Provides that a hospice program must meet the minimum standards for certification under Medicare. Effective July 1, 2004.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2004HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  2/9/2004HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark H. Beaubien, Jr.
  2/9/2004HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/9/2004HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/9/2004HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/9/2004HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2004HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2004HouseAssigned to Health Care Availability and Access Committee
  3/2/2004HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 25 - Prevailed by Voice Vote
  3/3/2004HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Health Care Availability and Access Committee; 020-000-000
  3/3/2004HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2004HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  3/30/2004HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/31/2004HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/31/2004HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/31/2004HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/31/2004HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2004HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 118-000-000
  4/1/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/1/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/1/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  4/6/2004SenateArrive in Senate
  4/6/2004SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 20, 2004
  4/6/2004SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/6/2004SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  4/6/2004SenateFirst Reading
  4/6/2004SenateReferred to Rules
  5/11/2004SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die