Bill Status of SB3527 96th General Assembly
Short Description: AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE-NEW
Sen. Bill Brady
| 1/12/2011||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Affordable Health Care Act and amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that the Affordable Health Care Act applies to and governs all health care agreements between a patient and a health care provider that (A) voluntarily limit economic damages or non-economic damages arising out of (i) injuries alleged to have been received by a person as the result of medical negligence, or (ii) the death of a person, due to alleged medical negligence of a health care provider or (B) contractually obligate the plaintiff in a medical negligence lawsuit to pay the defendants' reasonable legal fees, including costs and expenses, if the lawsuit fails to establish liability on the part of the defendants. Sets forth conditions to which health care agreements are subject, and requires that such agreements contain a notice to patients. Provides for the termination of health care agreements. Provides that no patient with an emergency medical condition shall be asked to enter into a health care agreement until after stabilization of the patient's condition. Prohibits certain types of threats to health care providers, and makes a violation of those provisions a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that a health care agreement that complies with the Affordable Health Care Act does not violate the provisions of the Medical Practice Act of 1987 concerning certain prohibited contracts or agreements and is not void or against the public policy of the State of Illinois.