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 Bill Status of HB0904  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Patricia Bailey - Constance A. Howard - Paul D. Froehlich - Sidney H. Mathias - Lou Lang, Patricia R. Bellock, William Delgado, Michelle Chavez, Robert Rita and Charles E. Jefferson

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. M. Maggie Crotty - Don Harmon)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Hepatitis C Screening and Awareness Act. Requires the Department of Public Health to establish an Advisory Council on Hepatitis C to review, recommend changes to, and solicit funds to implement a Hepatitis C prevention plan. Requires the Department to (i) establish and promote Hepatitis C educational programs as an integral part of its health promotion and disease prevention efforts in order to raise public awareness, educate consumers, and educate and train health care professionals and human services providers and (ii) identify resources for Hepatitis C education, screening, and treatment and coordinate the efforts of existing organizations with new programs and with each other so as to maximize education and access to services. Sets forth strategies that the Department may use to raise public awareness of the causes, including risk factors, and the nature of Hepatitis C, the value of prevention and early detection, and options for diagnosing and treating the disease. Requires the Department to use the strategies, protocols, and guidelines adopted by the National Institute of Public Health on Hepatitis C for educating physicians and health professionals and training providers on the most recent scientific and medical information on Hepatitis C detection, diagnosis, treatment, and therapeutic decision-making. Provides that the following persons shall be screened for Hepatitis C using the most cost-efficient methods available and using generally accepted protocols for screening: (1) prisoners entering State correctional institutions or facilities; and (2) employees of the Department of Corrections who come into contact with the blood or body fluids of a prisoner. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
New Act
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 2310/2310-376

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department to establish an Advisory Council on Hepatitis C to develop a Hepatitis C prevention plan. Sets forth the membership of the Advisory Council, and provides that members shall serve on a voluntary, unpaid basis and are not entitled to reimbursement for mileage or other costs they incur in connection with performing their duties. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
In connection with the Department of Public Health's Hepatitis C education and outreach responsibilities, changes references in both current law and the bill's amendatory provisions from "Hepatitis C" to "Hepatitis".

DateChamber Action
  2/2/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Constance A. Howard
  2/2/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/2/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/3/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  2/3/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/8/2005HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/1/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/2/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Human Services Committee
  3/2/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/2/2005HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 012-000-000
  3/3/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/3/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Delgado
  3/3/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Chavez
  3/3/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  3/10/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Larry McKeon
  3/10/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/15/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  3/15/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Larry McKeon
  3/15/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/5/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  4/7/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  4/7/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/8/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  4/8/2005HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Patricia Bailey
  4/8/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  4/8/2005HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/8/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/13/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  4/13/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40(a)
  4/14/2005SenateArrive in Senate
  4/14/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 15, 2005
  4/19/2005SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  4/21/2005SenateFirst Reading
  4/21/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  4/21/2005SenateAssigned to Health & Human Services
  5/5/2005SenatePostponed - Health & Human Services
  5/5/2005SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/6/2005SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Rules
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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