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 Bill Status of HB4742  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - LaToya Greenwood - Monica Bristow, William Davis, La Shawn K. Ford, Karina Villa and Carol Ammons

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5from Ch. 127, par. 141
30 ILCS 105/5.930 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Sickle Cell Prevention, Care, and Treatment Program Act. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish a program for the purpose of providing for the prevention, care, and treatment of sickle cell disease and for educational programs concerning the disease. Requires the Department to: (1) develop application criteria and standards of eligibility for groups or organizations that apply for funds under the program; (2) develop standards for determining eligibility for individuals requesting care and treatment for sickle cell disease under the program; and (3) make available grants to groups and organizations who meet the eligibility standards set by the Department. Provides that the highest priority for grants shall be accorded to established sickle cell disease community-based organizations, and priority shall be given to ensuring the establishment of sickle cell disease centers in underserved areas that have a higher population of sickle cell disease patients. Provides that the program must: (i) increase access to health care, mental health resources, and pain management therapies for individuals with sickle cell disease; (ii) provide counseling to any individual, at no cost, concerning sickle cell disease and the sickle cell trait; (iii) provide for the establishment of additional sickle cell disease infusion centers; and (iv) provide for the development of a sickle cell disease educational outreach program. Requires the Department to conduct a study to determine the prevalence, impact, and needs of individuals with sickle cell disease and the sickle cell trait in Illinois. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Sickle Cell Chronic Disease Fund.

DateChamber Action
  2/7/2020HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/14/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  2/18/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  2/18/2020HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2020HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  2/18/2020HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  2/19/2020HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monica Bristow
  2/20/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
  2/21/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/12/2020HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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