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 Bill Status of HB4929  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  OPTOMETRIC-ADMINISTER VACCINES

House Sponsors
Rep. Theresa Mah, Dagmara Avelar and Paul Jacobs

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Laura M. Murphy - Christopher Belt and Omar Aquino)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/13/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0788

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 80/31 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987. Provides that a licensed optometrist may independently administer the influenza vaccine, the COVID-19 vaccine, or the shingles vaccine upon completion of the required training. Provides that vaccinations for influenza and COVID-19 shall be limited to patients 5 years of age and older. Provides that the shingles vaccine shall be administered to patients pursuant to guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Provides that vaccines must be administered by the optometrist and cannot be delegated to an assistant. Provides that vaccination shall be documented in the patient's record and shall include: the vaccine administered; the site of injection; the name, dose, manufacturer, lot number, and beyond-use date of the vaccine; the name and address of the patient's primary health care provider named by the patient; a notation that the patient was presented with the appropriate vaccine information statement prior to administration of each vaccine; and any adverse events that followed the vaccination. Requires that the optometrist must complete the necessary training and certification unless the optometrist has completed the training required under a proclamation issued by the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation on March 24, 2021. Provides that an optometrist administering immunizations may also initiate and administer epinephrine or diphenhydramine by injection or the treatment of a severe allergic reaction to an immunization. Provides that vaccines ordered and administered in accordance with the amendatory Act shall be covered and reimbursed at no less than the rate the vaccine is reimbursed when ordered and administered by a physician. Allows the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to adopt any rules necessary to implement the amendatory Act.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill and makes the following changes. Provides that a licensed optometrist may independently administer the COVID-19 vaccine upon completion of the required training (instead of the shingles, influenza, and COVID-19 vaccine). Provides that vaccinations for COVID-19 shall be limited to patients 17 (instead of 5) years of age and older. Makes corresponding changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/25/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Theresa Mah
  1/27/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/27/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  2/17/2022HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Health Care Licenses Committee; 008-000-000
  2/18/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/22/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/22/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Health Care Licenses Committee
  2/23/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs
  2/23/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Health Care Licenses Committee; 007-000-000
  2/24/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/24/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  2/24/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/1/2022HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 109-000-000
  3/2/2022SenateArrive in Senate
  3/2/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/2/2022SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  3/2/2022SenateFirst Reading
  3/2/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  3/22/2022SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities
  3/25/2022SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 4, 2022
  3/30/2022SenateDo Pass Licensed Activities; 006-000-000
  3/30/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  3/30/2022SenateSecond Reading
  3/30/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 31, 2022
  3/31/2022SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  3/31/2022HousePassed Both Houses
  3/31/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/28/2022HouseSent to the Governor
  5/13/2022HouseGovernor Approved
  5/13/2022HouseEffective Date May 13, 2022
  5/13/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0788

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