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 Bill Status of HB1779  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  INS-BIOMARKER TESTING

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - Norine K. Hammond - Rita Mayfield - Anna Moeller - Thaddeus Jones, Camille Y. Lilly, Bob Morgan, Robyn Gabel, LaToya Greenwood, Lakesia Collins, Deb Conroy, La Shawn K. Ford, Jonathan Carroll, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Suzanne Ness, Tony McCombie, Michael J. Zalewski, Maurice A. West, II, Sam Yingling, Michelle Mussman, Lance Yednock, Janet Yang Rohr, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Deanne M. Mazzochi, Dan Brady, Dan Ugaste, Amy Grant, Mark Luft, Seth Lewis, Jeff Keicher, Joyce Mason, Anne Stava-Murray, Maura Hirschauer, Mark L. Walker, Barbara Hernandez, Sue Scherer, Frances Ann Hurley and Cyril Nichols

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Antonio Muñoz - Thomas Cullerton - Michael E. Hastings - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Melinda Bush, Laura Fine, Karina Villa, Sally J. Turner, Mike Simmons, Adriane Johnson, Meg Loughran Cappel, Julie A. Morrison, Ram Villivalam, David Koehler, Steven M. Landek, Celina Villanueva, Linda Holmes, Doris Turner and Laura M. Murphy)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/14/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2021

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/356z.43 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code to provide that an individual or group health care service plan contract that is issued, amended, delivered, or renewed on or after January 1, 2022 shall not require prior authorization for biomarker testing for an insured with advanced or metastatic stage 3 or 4 cancer, nor shall prior authorization be required for biomarker testing of cancer progression or recurrence in the insured with advanced or metastatic stage 3 or 4 cancer. Defines "biomarker testing".

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
5 ILCS 375/6.11
55 ILCS 5/5-1069.3
65 ILCS 5/10-4-2.3
105 ILCS 5/10-22.3f
215 ILCS 125/5-3from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1411.2
215 ILCS 130/4003from Ch. 73, par. 1504-3
215 ILCS 165/10from Ch. 32, par. 604
305 ILCS 5/5-16.8

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a group or individual policy of accident and health insurance or managed care plan amended, delivered, issued, or renewed on or after January 1, 2022 shall include coverage for biomarker testing. Provides that biomarker testing shall be covered and conducted in an efficient manner to provide the most complete range of results to the patient's health care provider without requiring multiple biopsies, biospecimen samples, or other delays or disruptions in patient care. Provides that biomarker testing must be covered for the purposes of diagnosis, treatment, appropriate management, or ongoing monitoring of an enrollee's disease or condition when the test is supported by medical and scientific evidence. Provides that when coverage of biomarker testing for the purpose of diagnosis, treatment, or ongoing monitoring of any medical condition is restricted for use by health insurers, nonprofit health service plans, or health maintenance organizations, the patient and prescribing practitioner shall have access to a clear, readily accessible, and convenient processes to request an exception, and the process shall be made readily accessible on the insurer's website. Defines "biomarker" and "biomarker testing". Makes conforming changes in the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the School Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, the Limited Health Service Organization Act, the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act, and the Illinois Public Aid Code.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Insurance Committee
  3/21/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/21/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Insurance Committee
  3/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  3/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/25/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Insurance Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/25/2021HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Insurance Committee; 019-000-000
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  3/26/2021HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Ness
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lance Yednock
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Luft
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Seth Lewis
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cyril Nichols
  4/15/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/15/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/15/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  4/15/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/15/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/29/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  4/29/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  5/3/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/3/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner
  5/3/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/3/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/3/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  5/4/2021SenateAssigned to Insurance
  5/4/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  5/4/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  5/4/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/4/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  5/5/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  5/5/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
  5/5/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  5/6/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/6/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  5/6/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/13/2021SenateDo Pass Insurance; 011-000-000
  5/13/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 14, 2021
  5/13/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/14/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/14/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2021

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