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 Bill Status of SB1954  101st General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Bill Cunningham

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 80/3from Ch. 111, par. 3903
225 ILCS 80/24.6 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987. Provides that nothing in the Act prohibits an optometrist who is certified by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from performing advanced optometric procedures pursuant to a cooperative practice agreement if the optometrist has completed specified training requirements. Provides that an optometrist may not perform advanced optometric procedures on a patient under 18 years of age. Defines "surgery" and "advanced optometric procedures". Sets forth requirements for the cooperative practice agreement, conditions for cooperative practice, and training requirements for advanced optometric procedures. Requires the Department to develop a 12-month educational course that incorporates sufficient didactic and clinical training to develop the technical skills needed to properly perform the advanced optometric procedures. Makes other changes.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  2/15/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/5/2019SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities
  3/22/2019SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  2/26/2020SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Bill Cunningham
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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