Bill Status of SB0256 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: IMMUNIZATIONS-DATA REGISTRY
Sen. Michael E. Hastings
| 4/16/2021||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that, to ensure full access to the benefits set forth in provisions regarding the Healthy Kids Program, on and after January 1, 2022, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall ensure that provider and hospital reimbursements for immunization as required under the provisions are no lower than the Medicare reimbursement rate. Amends the Immunization Data Registry Act. Provides that health care providers, physician's designees, or pharmacist's designees shall (rather than may) provide immunization data to be entered into the immunization data registry. Removes language providing that the immunization data need not be provided if the patient or the patient's parent or guardian, if the patient is less than 18 years of age, has completed and filed with the provider, physician's designee, or pharmacist's designee a written immunization data exemption form. Provides that the written information and the immunization data exemption forms must include information that the health care provider shall (rather than may) report immunization data to the Department of Public Health to be entered into the immunization data registry. Effective January 1, 2022.