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Full Text of SB2057  103rd General Assembly


Sen. Christopher Belt

Filed: 3/9/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2057 as follows:
3on page 2, line 12, after "3,", by inserting "3.1,"; and
4on page 7, line 21, after "(l)", by inserting "remediation of
5and compensation for visual deficits, including"; and
6on page 13, immediately below line 8, by inserting the
8    "(225 ILCS 75/3.1)
9    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
10    Sec. 3.1. Referrals.
11    (a) A licensed occupational therapist or licensed
12occupational therapy assistant may evaluate, initiate, and
13provide occupational therapy services and consult with,
14educate, evaluate, and monitor services for individuals,



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1groups, and populations concerning occupational therapy needs
2without a referral. Except as indicated in subsections (b) and
3(c) of this Section, implementation of direct occupational
4therapy treatment to individuals for their specific health
5care conditions shall be based upon a referral from a licensed
6physician, dentist, podiatric physician, advanced practice
7registered nurse, physician assistant, or optometrist.
8    (b) (Blank). A referral is not required for the purpose of
9providing consultation, habilitation, screening, education,
10wellness, prevention, environmental assessments, and
11work-related ergonomic services to individuals, groups, or
13    (c) Referral from a physician or other health care
14provider is not required for evaluation or intervention for
15children and youths if an occupational therapist or
16occupational therapy assistant provides services in a
17school-based or educational environment, including the child's
19    (d) An occupational therapist shall refer to a licensed
20physician, dentist, optometrist, advanced practice registered
21nurse, physician assistant, or podiatric physician any a
22patient to the patient's treating health care professional of
23record, or to a health care professional of the patient's
24choosing if there is no health care professional of record,
26        (1) the patient does not demonstrate measurable or



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1    functional improvement after 10 visits or 15 business
2    days, whichever occurs first, and continued improvement
3    thereafter;
4        (2) the patient was under the care of an occupational
5    therapist without a diagnosis established by a health care
6    professional of a chronic disease that may benefit from
7    occupational therapy and returns for services for the same
8    or similar condition 30 calendar days after being
9    discharged by the occupational therapist; or
10        (3) the patient's whose medical condition should, at
11    the time of evaluation or services treatment, is be
12    determined to be beyond the scope of practice of the
13    occupational therapist.
14(Source: P.A. 99-173, eff. 7-29-15; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)";
16on page 24, by replacing lines 11 through 21 with the
18        "(24) Failing to refer a patient or individual whose
19    medical condition should, at the time of evaluation or
20    treatment, be determined to be beyond the scope of
21    practice of the occupational therapist to an appropriate
22    health care professional Having treated patients other
23    than by the practice of occupational therapy as defined in
24    this Act, or having treated patients as a licensed
25    occupational therapist independent of a referral from a



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1    physician advanced practice registered nurse or physician
2    assistant in accordance with Section 3.1, dentist,
3    podiatric physician, or optometrist, or having failed to
4    notify the physician, advanced practice registered nurse,
5    physician assistant, dentist, podiatric physician, or
6    optometrist who established a diagnosis that the patient
7    is receiving occupational therapy pursuant to that
8    diagnosis;".