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Full Text of HB1359  99th General Assembly




HB1359 EnrolledLRB099 04317 MLM 24344 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 Department of Professional Regulation Law of
5the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding
6Section 2105-170 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-170 new)
8    Sec. 2105-170. Health care workers; automatic suspension
9of license. A health care worker, as defined by the Health Care
10Worker Self-Referral Act, licensed by the Department shall be
11automatically and indefinitely suspended at such time as the
12final trial proceedings are concluded whereby a licensee has
13been either convicted of, or has entered a plea of guilty or
14nolo contendere in a criminal prosecution to, a criminal health
15care or criminal insurance fraud offense, requiring intent,
16under the laws of the State, the laws of any other state, or
17the laws of the United States of America, including, but not
18limited to, criminal Medicare or Medicaid fraud. A certified
19copy of the conviction or judgment shall be the basis for the
20suspension. If a licensee requests a hearing, then the sole
21purpose of the hearing shall be limited to the length of the
22suspension of the licensee's license, as the conviction or
23judgment is a matter of record and may not be challenged.