Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act. Creates the Illinois Sexual Assault Emergency Treatment Program Fund. Prohibits a hospital, health care professional, ambulance provider, laboratory, or pharmacy furnishing hospital emergency services, forensic services, transportation, or medication to a sexual assault survivor from directly billing the survivor. Requires every hospital and health care professional to establish a billing protocol to ensure that no sexual assault survivor is billed for treatment. Contains penalty provisions. Makes other changes. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Illinois Sexual Assault Emergency Treatment Program Fund as a special fund in the State treasury.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the introduced bill. Makes the following changes: deletes a provision requiring each hospital providing hospital emergency services and forensic services to sexual assault survivors be registered with the Medical Electronic Data Interchange System administered by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. Modifies the reimbursement procedures. Makes changes concerning the billing protocol hospitals and health care professionals must implement under the Act. Requires each hospital and health care professional providing treatment services to sexual assault survivors to provide those survivors with a written notice containing certain information. Makes changes to the penalty provisions. Sets forth a fee schedule for violations of the Act. Makes other changes.
Removes a provision creating the Illinois Sexual Assault Emergency Treatment Program Fund. Provides that all civil monetary penalties shall be deposited instead into the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund. Makes technical changes.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Provides that if a sexual assault survivor is eligible to receive benefits under the medical assistance program, the ambulance provider, hospital, health care professional, laboratory, or pharmacy must submit the bill to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services or the appropriate Medicaid managed care organization (instead of to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services) and accept the amount paid as full payment.