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 Bill Status of HB0706  100th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock and Christine Winger

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Michael Connelly - Thomas Cullerton)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/25/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0345

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 150/5
210 ILCS 150/18
225 ILCS 60/50-41 new
225 ILCS 65/50-80 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act. Provides that in the absence of a police officer, State Police officer, coroner, or medical examiner at the scene of a death, a nurse or physician may dispose of unused medication found at the scene while engaging in the performance of his or her duties. Provides that anyone authorized to dispose of unused medications under the Act, and his or her employer, employees, or agents shall incur no civil liability, criminal liability, or professional discipline, except for willful or wanton misconduct, as a result of any injury arising from his or her good faith disposal or non-disposal of unused medication. Defines "nurse" and "physician". Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987 and the Nurse Practice Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes references to physicians in provisions concerning the disposal of unused medications and deletes the definition for "physician". Adds language providing that a nurse may dispose of any unused medications under provisions concerning the disposal of unused medications at the scene of a death only after consulting with any investigating law enforcement agency to ensure that the unused medications will not be needed as evidence in an investigation. Removes language providing that authorized individuals shall not be civilly liable for disposing of unused medications and removes an exception for cases of willful or wanton conduct. Removes provisions amending the Medical Practice Act of 1987 and Nurse Practice Act. Makes other changes.

DateChamber Action
  1/25/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  1/25/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/25/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2017HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  2/24/2017HouseTo Tort Liability Law Subcommittee
  3/7/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/7/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/29/2017HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Judiciary - Civil Committee; 005-000-000
  3/29/2017HouseReported Back To Judiciary - Civil Committee;
  3/29/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary - Civil Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/29/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 010-000-000
  3/29/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/4/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/4/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/5/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christine Winger
  4/5/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  4/5/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 6, 2017
  4/5/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  4/6/2017SenateFirst Reading
  4/6/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/25/2017SenateAssigned to Public Health
  5/3/2017SenateDo Pass Public Health; 006-000-000
  5/3/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 4, 2017
  5/12/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
  5/26/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/29/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/29/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/29/2017HousePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2017HouseSent to the Governor
  8/25/2017HouseGovernor Approved
  8/25/2017HouseEffective Date August 25, 2017
  8/25/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0345

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