Bill Status of HB1957 95th General Assembly
Short Description: PUBLIC HEALTH ADVOCATES ACT
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Public Health Advocates Act. Establishes the Public Health Advocates as a nonprofit membership corporation to effectively represent and protect the interests of Illinois health care consumers on certain matters and provides that members of the Corporation are Illinois residents who have contributed money to the Corporation. Provides duties and powers for the Corporation. Sets forth requirements for the board of directors of the Corporation, including qualifications for candidates, elections, appointment of officers, meetings, and duties. Permits the Corporation to prepare and furnish enclosures to State agencies to be included in agency mailings. Prohibits the Corporation and its directors, officers, and employees from accepting anything of monetary value above $100 from certain persons. Provides that the Act shall not be construed to limit the right of any person to participate in a regulatory proceeding or court action or to relieve any regulatory agency or court of any obligation to permit participation in a proceeding or action. Amends the Citizens Utility Board Act to comply with the mailing provisions of the Public Health Advocates Act. Effective immediately.