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Full Text of SB2518  102nd General Assembly

SB2518 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB2518

 

Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Chapin Rose

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
225 ILCS 150/5

    Amends the Telehealth Act. Provides that the definition of "health care professional" includes athletic trainers.


LRB102 17308 SPS 22794 b

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

SB2518LRB102 17308 SPS 22794 b

1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Telehealth Act is amended by changing
5Section 5 as follows:
 
6    (225 ILCS 150/5)
7    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
8    "Health care professional" includes physicians, physician
9assistants, optometrists, advanced practice registered nurses,
10clinical psychologists licensed in Illinois, prescribing
11psychologists licensed in Illinois, dentists, occupational
12therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, clinical social
13workers, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, hearing
14instrument dispensers, athletic trainers, and mental health
15professionals and clinicians authorized by Illinois law to
16provide mental health services.
17    "Telehealth" means the evaluation, diagnosis, or
18interpretation of electronically transmitted patient-specific
19data between a remote location and a licensed health care
20professional that generates interaction or treatment
21recommendations. "Telehealth" includes telemedicine and the
22delivery of health care services provided by way of an
23interactive telecommunications system, as defined in

 

 

SB2518- 2 -LRB102 17308 SPS 22794 b

1subsection (a) of Section 356z.22 of the Illinois Insurance
2Code.
3(Source: P.A. 100-317, eff. 1-1-18; 100-644, eff. 1-1-19;
4100-930, eff. 1-1-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19; 101-84, eff.
57-19-19.)