FEIGENHOLTZ-ERWIN-LEITCH-BEAUBIEN-BUGIELSKI AND O'BRIEN.
PATIENT COMMUNICATION ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Illinois Patient Communication Act. Bars an entity
offering a health plan from interfering with certain communications
between a health care provider and a patient through contractual
provisions, policies, or retaliatory actions taken against the health
care provider. Provides for civil penalties and private enforcement
actions. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Patient
Communication Administration Fund.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. Public Health)
Fiscal impact is indeterminable. Significant cost may be incur-
red, an indeterminable amount of which may be offset by funds
available from the Patient Communication Administration Fund.
FISCAL NOTE, REVISED (Dept. of Public Health)
Further staff would require $176,900, which cost may be covered
by deposits into the Patient Communication Administration Fund.
The Dept. would be unable to absorb the new program activities
within its current staff.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)
No fiscal or prison population impact.
No change from DOC fiscal note.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
HB 333 fails to create a State mandate.
Impact on the need to increase the number of judges in the
State cannot be determined.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.449
Adds reference to:
55 ILCS 5/5-1069 from Ch. 34, par. 5-1069
65 ILCS 5/10-4-2 from Ch. 24, par. 10-4-2
215 ILCS 5/356g from Ch. 73, par. 968g
215 ILCS 125/4-6.1 from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1408.7
305 ILCS 5/5-5 from Ch. 23, par. 5-5
Replaces the title and everything after the enacting clause.
Amends the Counties Code, Illinois Municipal Code, Illinois Insurance
Code, Health Maintenance Organization Act, and Illinois Public Aid
Code. Provides that benefits under those Acts must include an annual
mammogram for women age 40 and over. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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