Bill Status of HB0077  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  FOSTER CHILD-PSYCH DRUGS

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 535/5
20 ILCS 535/7 new
225 ILCS 60/22from Ch. 111, par. 4400-22


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Administration of Psychotropic Medications to Children Act. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall adopt rules requiring the Department to distribute treatment guidelines on an annual basis to all persons licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 to practice medicine in all of its branches who prescribe psychotropic medications to youth for whom the Department is legally responsible. Provides that the Department shall prepare and submit an annual report to the General Assembly with specified information concerning the administration of psychotropic medication to youth for whom it is legally responsible. Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, refuse to issue or renew, or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper with regard to the license or permit of any person issued under the Act upon repeated acts of clearly excessive prescribing, furnishing, or administering psychotropic medications to a minor without a good faith prior examination of the patient and medical reason. Makes other changes.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 535/7 new
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 535/15

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Administration of Psychotropic Medications to Children Act. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall maintain a record of the following information for every youth in care prescribed or provided psychotropic medication: (1) a list of the psychotropic medications prescribed; (2) the consent date for each psychotropic medication prescribed; (3) the date the youth assented for each psychotropic medication prescribed; (4) the prescriber's name and contact information; (5) the diagnoses received on each youth; and (6) the youth's weight. Requires the Department to collect all necessary information to complete its annual report to the General Assembly as required under the Act and use the information to analyze prescribing patterns by population for youth for whom the Department is legally responsible. Permits the Department to contract for consulting services from a psychiatrist who has expertise and specializes in pediatric care. Requires the Department to ensure that on an annual basis all persons licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 to practice medicine in all of its branches who prescribe psychotropic medication to youth for whom the Department is legally responsible are provided with comprehensive up-to-date medical guidelines regarding the prescribing of such medications to youth in care. Expands the information the Department must include in its annual report to the General Assembly to include information on the total number of requests the Department received requesting consent to provide psychotropic medication to youth for whom the Department is legally responsible and the total number of these requests that the Department denied; the number of physicians who prescribed psychotropic medication to youth for whom the Department is legally responsible and obtained the consent of the Department as guardian; pharmacy claims data for the youth; and other data. Requires the Department to post the annual report on its website no later than December 31, 2021 and December 31 of each year thereafter. Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, refuse to issue or renew, or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper with regard to the license or permit of any person issued under the Act upon repeated acts of clearly excessive prescribing, furnishing, or administering psychotropic medications to a minor without a good faith prior examination of the patient and medical reason.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/14/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/14/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2021HouseAssigned to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
  3/17/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/17/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/18/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
  3/22/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/22/2021HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 005-003-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee