Bill Status of HB2407 96th General Assembly
Short Description: PROHIBIT INTERNET PRESCRIBING
Rep. Karen May
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
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.