Bill Status of SB1487  96th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Deanna Demuzio - Michael Noland

House Sponsors
(Rep. Elizabeth Coulson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/23/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0070

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 95/7from Ch. 111, par. 4607

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987. Provides less stringent supervision requirements for physician assistants responding to a need for medical care created by an emergency or by a state or local disaster. Limits civil liability for physician assistants that voluntarily render emergency medical assistance outside the ordinary course of their employment or practice, except for acts or omissions constituting gross, willful, or wanton negligence. Provides that no physician who supervises a physician assistant voluntarily and gratuitously providing emergency care as described shall be liable for civil damages for any personal injuries which result from acts or omissions by the physician assistant rendering emergency care. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Removes the provision that grants immunity from civil damages to physician assistants who render emergency medical assistance.

DateChamber Action
  2/18/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  2/18/2009SenateFirst Reading
  2/18/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/25/2009SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/5/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  3/11/2009SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 010-000-000
  3/11/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 12, 2009
  3/11/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  3/11/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/18/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/19/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 009-000-000
  3/24/2009SenateSecond Reading
  3/24/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Demuzio
  3/24/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 25, 2009
  3/26/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  3/26/2009HouseArrived in House
  3/26/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/26/2009HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  3/26/2009HouseFirst Reading
  3/26/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2009HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  4/22/2009HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Health Care Licenses Committee; 007-000-000
  4/22/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  4/28/2009SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/27/2009SenateSent to the Governor
  7/23/2009SenateGovernor Approved
  7/23/2009SenateEffective Date July 23, 2009
  7/23/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0070