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 Bill Status of HB5179  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Lindsey LaPointe

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/5-41

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that, in light of the heightened risk of overdose if a patient is discharged and not linked to treatment and recovery supports, and the need for appropriate access to the treatment and services available via community-based substance use disorder and mental health providers, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and each hospital shall ensure coordination of care and treatment for each patient with community-based mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers. Requires hospitals to coordinate and collaborate with community-based providers by: (i) providing a warm handoff of patients in need of treatment and recovery support services to community-based providers; (ii) collaborating with community-based providers on the provision of 24/7 access to transitioning patients prior to discharge from the hospital; (iii) working with community-based providers on fully implementing substance use disorder treatment and recovery supports through existing and new hospital-located community-based provider projects; and (iv) engaging in such other programs established by the Department to prioritize treatment within the community-based system to the extent such treatment is deemed to best serve a patient, is considered medically necessary, and is fiscally prudent. Provides that if a hospital fails to address these requirements prior to discharging a patient, the provider shall forgo reimbursement for any observation or admission services provided to the patient.

DateChamber Action
  1/27/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  1/27/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Mental Health & Addiction Committee
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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