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 Bill Status of SB1636  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHFS-SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Sara Feigenholtz - Linda Holmes, Laura Fine, Karina Villa, David Koehler, Doris Turner, Adriane Johnson, Mary Edly-Allen and Rachel Ventura

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/5-5.12f new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that for the purpose of removing barriers to the timely treatment of serious mental illnesses, prior authorization mandates and utilization management controls shall not be imposed under the fee-for-service and managed care medical assistance programs on any FDA-approved prescription drug that is recognized by a generally accepted standard medical reference as effective in the treatment of conditions specified in the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association. Provides that the following shall be permitted for prescription drugs covered under the amendatory Act: (i) clinically appropriate drug utilization review (DUR) edits, including, but not limited to, drug-to-drug, drug-age, and drug-dose; (ii) generic drug substitution if a generic drug is available for the prescribed medication in the same dosage and formulation; and (iii) any utilization management control that is necessary for the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to comply with any current consent decrees or federal waivers. Defines "serious mental illness".

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/8/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/8/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  2/9/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  2/28/2023SenateAssigned to Appropriations - Health and Human Services
  3/7/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  12/18/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  1/23/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  1/24/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  1/30/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  2/22/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura

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