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 Bill Status of HB0354  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  MEDICAID-DOULA SERVICES

House Sponsors
Rep. LaToya Greenwood - Mary E. Flowers - Robyn Gabel - Anna Moeller - Camille Y. Lilly, Deb Conroy, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Barbara Hernandez, Anne Stava-Murray, Nicholas K. Smith, Delia C. Ramirez, Theresa Mah, Margaret Croke, Bob Morgan, Kathleen Willis, Katie Stuart, Maura Hirschauer, Lindsey LaPointe, Jay Hoffman, Will Guzzardi and Kelly M. Cassidy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/5-18.5 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires perinatal doula services and evidence-based home visiting services to be covered under the medical assistance program for persons who are otherwise eligible for medical assistance. Provides that perinatal doula services include regular visits beginning in the prenatal period and continuing into the postnatal period, inclusive of continuous support during labor and delivery, that support healthy pregnancies and positive birth outcomes. Provides that perinatal doula services may be embedded in an existing program, such as evidence-based home visiting. Provides that perinatal doula services provided during the prenatal period may be provided weekly, services provided during the labor and delivery period may be provided for the entire duration of labor and the time immediately following birth, and services provided during the postpartum period may be provided up to 12 months postpartum. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to adopt rules. Requires the Department, during the rulemaking process, to consider the expertise of and consult with doula program experts, doula training providers, practicing doulas, and home visiting experts, along with State agencies implementing perinatal doula services and relevant bodies under the Illinois Early Learning Council. Requires the Department to seek any State plan amendments or waivers necessary to implement the amendatory Act and to secure federal financial participation for expenditures made by the Department for perinatal doula services and evidence-based home visiting services. Effective July 1, 2022.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  1/29/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/29/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/3/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/4/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/4/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  2/5/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  2/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  2/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  3/2/2021HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/19/2021HouseTo Medicaid & Managed Care Subcommittee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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