92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB0491
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HEALTH CARE INFORMATN PRIVACY                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Health Care Information Privacy  Act.   Provides  for      
   the  confidentiality  of  health  care  information  and specifies the      
   circumstances and procedures  for  the  disclosure  and  use  of  such      
   information.   Provides  for  civil  and  criminal penalties and other      
   relief for violations of the Act.  Requires the Department  of  Public      
   Health  to  administer  the  Act  and  submit  a report to the General      
   Assembly.  Requires insurers to submit  reports  to  the  Director  of      
   Insurance,  who  must  then  submit a summary to the General Assembly.      
   Amends the Hospital Licensing Act, the Illinois  Insurance  Code,  the      
   Code  of  Civil  Procedure,  and  the  Mental Health and Developmental      
   Disabilities Confidentiality Act to provide that  in  the  case  of  a      
   conflict  between  a  provision  of  those Acts and a provision of the      
   Health Care Information Privacy  Act,  the  former  controls.  Further      
   amends  the Code of Civil Procedure to provide for a court order for a      
   subpoena duces tecum to produce protected health information.               
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)                        
          The population and fiscal impact will be minimal.                    
          FISCAL NOTE (Department of Public Health)                            
          The fiscal impact of HB 491 is indeterminable at this time.          
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

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


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