90th General Assembly
Summary of SB1666
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Short description: 
MANAGED CARE PATIENT RIGHTS                                                

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Managed  Care  Patient  Rights  Act.   Provides  that      
   patients  who  receive  health  care under a managed care program have      
   rights to certain coverage and service standards  including,  but  not      
   limited  to, quality health care service, privacy and confidentiality,      
   freedom of choice of physician, explanation of bills,  and  protection      
   from  revocation  of  prior  authorization.  Provides for the Illinois      
   Department of Public Health to establish standards to  ensure  patient      
   protection,  quality  of care, fairness to physicians, and utilization      
   review safeguards.  Requires utilization review plans to  be  licensed      
   by  the  Department  of Public Health.  Amends various Acts to require      
   compliance by health care providers under the Illinois Insurance Code,      
   Comprehensive  Health   Insurance   Plan   Act,   Health   Maintenance      
   Organization  Act,  Limited  Health  Service  Organization Act, Dental      
   Service Plan Act, Voluntary Health Services Plans Act, State Employees      
   Group Insurance Act of 1971, Counties Code, Illinois  Municipal  Code,      
   and Illinois Public Aid Code.  Effective immediately.                       
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: Senate

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


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