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 Bill Status of HB1823  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  PHYSICIANS-DEMENTIA TRAINING

House Sponsors
Rep. Kathleen Willis

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 60/11from Ch. 111, par. 4400-11
225 ILCS 60/20.1 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that not later than 12 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall adopt rules that require a person seeking licensure to practice medicine in all of its branches to have completed 6 hours of education on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with cognitive impairments, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Specifies that the education requirement shall only apply to applicants who serve or will serve adult populations. Provides that not later than 12 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Department shall adopt rules that require any continuing education for persons licensed to practice medicine under all of its branches to include an average of 2 hours of continuing education per license year on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with cognitive impairments, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Specifies that the continuing education requirement shall only apply to licensees who serve adult populations. Provides that the curriculum used for the education and continuing education requirements shall cover the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, including recognizing the signs and symptoms of dementia; person-centered care; assessment and care planning; and culturally competent health care.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kathleen Willis
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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