92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB0879
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INSURANCE CLAIMS FRAUD PREVNT                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act and amends  the      
   Illinois  Insurance Code. Prohibits payment for procuring patients and      
   clients and  inducing  patients  or  clients  to  obtain  services  or      
   benefits  that  may  be  the basis of an insurance claim. Authorizes a      
   person to bring an action against those who violate the Act or Article      
   46 of the Criminal Code of 1961 and obtain, in addition to  any  other      
   penalties  prescribed  by law, a civil penalty of not less than $5,000      
   nor more than $10,000. Authorizes the Attorney General  or  a  State's      
   Attorney  to intervene in and control an action brought under the Act.      
   Provides a remedy for employees  who  suffer  retaliation  because  of      
   actions  taken  by  the employee in furtherance of an action under the      
   Act. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code to  expand  fraudulent  claims      
   reporting requirements.                                                     
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Provides that except as otherwise permitted or authorized by law,      
   rather than as permitted under  the  Illinois  Rules  of  Professional      
   Conduct  and  the Medical Practice Act of 1987, it is unlawful to make      
   payments  to  procure   patients   or   clients.    Excludes   payment      
   arrangements between insurers and health care providers from the scope      
   of the bill.                                                                
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0233

   Last action date: AUG-02-2001

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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