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 Bill Status of HB2407  96th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Karen May

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/5/2009HouseTabled By Sponsor Rep. Karen May

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
225 ILCS 25/23from Ch. 111, par. 2323
225 ILCS 60/22from Ch. 111, par. 4400-22
225 ILCS 65/70-5was 225 ILCS 65/10-45
225 ILCS 80/24from Ch. 111, par. 3924
225 ILCS 95/21from Ch. 111, par. 4621
225 ILCS 100/24from Ch. 111, par. 4824
225 ILCS 115/25from Ch. 111, par. 7025

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Internet Prescribing Prohibition Act. Provides that licensed prescribers may not knowingly prescribe medications for a patient via the Internet, World Wide Web, telephone, facsimile, or any other electronic means unless (1) the patient has been physically examined by the prescriber or has been given a documented patient evaluation, including health history and a physical examination, to establish the diagnosis for which any legend drug is prescribed; (2) the prescriber and the patient have discussed treatment options and the risks and benefits of treatment; and (3) the prescriber has maintained the patient's medical records. Provides that these provisions shall not be construed to prohibit patient care in certain circumstances or to prevent the electronic distribution of a prescription to a pharmacy. Provides that a person convicted of violating these provisions is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $1,000 for the first violation and not less than $2,000 for a second or subsequent violation. Requires a person convicted of violating the Act to be reported to the Division of Professional Regulation of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for appropriate licensing board review. Amends the Illinois Dental Practice Act, Medical Practice Act of 1987, Nurse Practice Act, Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987, Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987, Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987, and Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004 to provide that a violation of the Internet Prescribing Prohibition Act constitutes grounds for disciplinary action under those Acts.

DateChamber Action
  2/19/2009HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Karen May
  2/19/2009HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2009HouseAssigned to Health Care Availability and Accessibility Committee
  3/5/2009HouseMotion Filed - Table Bill/Resolution Pursuant to Rule 60(b), Rep. Karen May
  3/5/2009HouseMotion Prevailed by Voice Vote
  3/5/2009HouseTabled By Sponsor Rep. Karen May

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