90th General Assembly
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PALLIATIVE CARE ACT-NEW-TECH                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Palliative Care Act (short title only).                    
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          New Act                                                              
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          35 ILCS 5/203                   from Ch. 120, par. 2-203             
        Deletes everything.  Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act.  Creates      
   a deduction equal to  the  amount  paid  during  the  tax  year  by  a      
   taxpayer,  up  to  $10,000,  for  the  cost  of  drugs prescribed by a      
   licensed physician to prevent the taxpayer's  body  from  rejecting  a      
   surgically  transplanted organ.  Exempts the deduction from the sunset      
   provisions. Effective immediately.                                          
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          755 ILCS 45/4-10                from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 804-10        
        Amends the Powers of Attorney for  Health  Care  Law  within  the      
   Power  of Attorney Act.  On the statutory short form power of attorney      
   for health  care,  replaces  language  authorizing  agent  to  make  a      
   disposition  of  all  or  any part of the principal's body for medical      
   purposes with a specific authorization to make an anatomical  gift  of      
   any organ, the principal's entire body, or specified organs.                
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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