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 Bill Status of HB1976  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  OPTOMETRIC PRACTICE-TELEHEALTH

House Sponsors
Rep. Anthony DeLuca - Jonathan Carroll - Keith R. Wheeler, William Davis, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Curtis J. Tarver, II, Theresa Mah, Michael J. Zalewski, Keith P. Sommer, Bob Morgan, Mark Batinick, Tony McCombie, Norine K. Hammond and Justin Slaughter

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Laura Fine)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  11/30/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0672

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 80/9from Ch. 111, par. 3909
225 ILCS 80/15.4 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987. Provides that an optometrist licensed under the Act may practice optometry through telehealth as authorized by the Act and the Telehealth Act. Provides that an optometrist treating a patient located in Illinois through telehealth must be licensed under the Act. Provides that an optometrist practicing optometry through telehealth is subject to the same standard of care and practice standards that are applicable to optometric services provided in a clinic or office setting. Provides that an optometrist may not provide telehealth services unless the optometrist has established a provider-patient relationship with the patient. Provides that an optometrist treating a patient through telehealth must perform a minimum eye examination as required by the Illinois Administrative Code before prescribing eyeglasses or contact lenses to the patient. Provides that if the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has reason to believe that a person has violated the provisions of the Act, it may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. Provides that the rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. Provides that failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued immediately. Defines terms.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
225 ILCS 80/9
225 ILCS 80/15.4 new
Adds reference to:
225 ILCS 80/4from Ch. 111, par. 3904

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning holding a license.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
225 ILCS 80/4
Adds reference to:
215 ILCS 5/1655

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends Public Act 102-578. Changes the effective date of the Act from December 31, 2022 to July 1, 2022. Amends the Travel Insurance Article of the Illinois Insurance Code to provide that travel insurance that provides coverage for sickness, accident, disability, or death occurring during travel or incidental limited property and casualty benefits such as baggage or trip cancellation may be filed for purposes of rates and forms under either an accident and health line of insurance or an inland marine line of insurance (instead of just under an inland marine line of insurance). Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Anna Moeller
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  2/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
  3/1/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste
  3/4/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  3/17/2021HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Health Care Licenses Committee; 008-000-000
  3/18/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  4/14/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/14/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/16/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 117-000-000
  4/21/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 22, 2021
  4/22/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/22/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/22/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/18/2021SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/21/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 29, 2021
  5/26/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  5/26/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/26/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  5/27/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/27/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 009-005-000
  5/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  5/27/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 28, 2021
  5/31/2021SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As June 15, 2021
  6/15/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  8/25/2021SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As December 1, 2021
  8/26/2021SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  8/26/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading August 31, 2021
  10/13/2021SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)(ii) this bill shall not be re-referred to the Committee on Assignment pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b).
  10/25/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Laura Fine
  10/25/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  10/26/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Executive
  10/26/2021SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Laura Fine
  10/26/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 015-000-000
  10/26/2021SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  10/26/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Fine
  10/26/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  10/26/2021Senate3/5 Vote Required
  10/26/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  10/27/2021HouseArrived in House
  10/27/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
  10/27/2021HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  10/27/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  10/27/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  10/27/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  10/27/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  10/27/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Insurance Committee
  10/27/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Insurance Committee
  10/27/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Insurance Committee; 013-000-000
  10/27/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Insurance Committee; 013-000-000
  10/27/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste
  10/27/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  10/27/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs
  10/27/2021House3/5 Vote Required
  10/27/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 116-001-001
  10/27/2021House3/5 Vote Required
  10/27/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 116-001-001
  10/27/2021HouseHouse Concurs
  10/27/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  11/22/2021HouseSent to the Governor
  11/30/2021HouseGovernor Approved
  11/30/2021HouseEffective Date November 30, 2021
  11/30/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0672

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