91st General Assembly
Summary of HB3324
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OPTOMETRY-FEE SHARING                                                      

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Illinois Optometric Practice  Act  of  1987.  Provides      
   that any individual or entity that influences or attempts to influence      
   patient   care   decisions   of   a  licensed  optometrist  under  the      
   individual's or entity's control shall pay, in addition to  any  other      
   penalty  provided  by  law,  a  civil  penalty to the Department in an      
   amount not to exceed $5,000 per offense. Excludes the division of fees      
   between 2 optometrists, an optometrist and  a  physician  licensed  to      
   practice  medicine  in  all  its  branches,  or  an  optometrist and a      
   licensed  health  care  facility  in  a  contractual   or   employment      
   relationship  from  the  grounds  for  disciplinary  action. Effective      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that the patient care decisions that an  individual  who      
   is  not licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or entity      
   may not influence are diagnostic  or  treatment  decisions.   Provides      
   that  the  unlicensed  practice  provisions  shall not be construed to      
   prohibit insurers and managed care plans from  operating  pursuant  to      
   applicable  provisions  of the Illinois Insurance Code under which the      
   entities are licensed.  Makes changes in the provision  excluding  the      
   specified division of fees from grounds for disciplinary action.            
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Provides that a hospital may be the licensed health care facility      
   dividing fees with one or more optometrists.                                
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

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


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