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 Bill Status of HB4949  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  CONSUMER FRAUD-MENTAL HLTH ADS

House Sponsors
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz - Steven A. Andersson - Jonathan Carroll - John Connor - Lou Lang, Deb Conroy, Laura Fine, LaToya Greenwood, Mary E. Flowers, Gregory Harris and Camille Y. Lilly

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Heather A. Steans - Pamela J. Althoff - Kwame Raoul, Elgie R. Sims, Jr. and Laura M. Murphy)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/29/2018HouseSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 47/55 new
225 ILCS 60/22.2
815 ILCS 505/2VVV new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that it is an unlawful practice for any person to engage in misleading or false advertising or promotion that misrepresents the need to seek mental health disorder or substance use disorder treatment outside of the State of Illinois. Requires any marketing, advertising, promotional, or sales materials directed to Illinois residents concerning mental health disorder or substance use disorder treatment to (i) prominently display or announce the full physical address of the treatment program or facility; (ii) include a link to the Internet website for the Department of Human Services' Division of Mental Health and Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse; and (iii) provide that mental health disorder and substance use disorder treatment may be available at a reduced cost or for free for Illinois residents. Prohibits arrangements under which a patient seeking mental health disorder or substance use disorder treatment is referred to a mental health disorder or substance use disorder treatment program or facility in exchange for a fee or other remuneration. Amends the Health Care Worker Self-Referral Act. Provides that a violation of any provision of the Act constitutes an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that a violation of the Act's prohibition against fee splitting constitutes an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Further amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. In a provision requiring certain information to be displayed in any marketing materials directed to Illinois residents concerning a mental health disorder or substance use disorder treatment program, requires such materials to also display: (i) whether the treatment program or facility is licensed in the State of Illinois; (ii) whether the treatment program or facility has locations in Illinois; (iii) whether the services provided by the treatment program or facility are covered by an insurance policy issued to an Illinois resident; (iv) whether the treatment program or facility is an in-network or out-of-network provider; and (v) a link to the Internet website for the Department of Human Services' Division of Mental Health and Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, or any successor State agency that provides information regarding licensed providers of services. Provides that such marketing materials must disclose (rather than provide) that mental health disorder and substance use disorder treatment may be available at a reduced cost or for free for Illinois residents within the State of Illinois. Makes other changes.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Exempts hospitals and hospital affiliates licensed in Illinois from the provisions of the bill.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/14/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/14/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  2/14/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2018HouseAssigned to Mental Health Committee
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  3/8/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/8/2018HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/8/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Mental Health Committee; 021-000-000
  3/8/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/8/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
  4/6/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/6/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  4/10/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/18/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/19/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Mental Health Committee
  4/20/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Mental Health Committee; 020-000-000
  4/25/2018HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/25/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/25/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2018HouseRemoved from Short Debate Status
  4/26/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/26/2018HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  4/26/2018HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
  4/26/2018HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
  4/26/2018HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/26/2018HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/1/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  5/1/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/1/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/1/2018SenateFirst Reading
  5/1/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/1/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/2/2018SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  5/3/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  5/7/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/7/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  5/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/9/2018SenateDo Pass as Amended Judiciary; 009-000-000
  5/9/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 10, 2018
  5/16/2018SenateSecond Reading
  5/16/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2018
  5/17/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  5/17/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/17/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  5/17/2018HouseArrived in House
  5/17/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/28/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/28/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  5/29/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  5/31/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 109-000-000
  5/31/2018HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2018HousePassed Both Houses
  5/31/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  6/29/2018HouseSent to the Governor

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