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 Bill Status of HB1976  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  OPTOMETRIC PRACTICE-TELEHEALTH

House Sponsors
Rep. Anna Moeller - Jonathan Carroll - Keith R. Wheeler, William Davis, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Curtis J. Tarver, II, Theresa Mah, Michael J. Zalewski, Keith P. Sommer, Paul Jacobs, Dan Ugaste, Deanne M. Mazzochi, Bob Morgan, Mark Batinick, Tony McCombie, Norine K. Hammond and Justin Slaughter

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Ram Villivalam)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/22/2021SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 80/9from Ch. 111, par. 3909
225 ILCS 80/15.4 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987. Provides that an optometrist licensed under the Act may practice optometry through telehealth as authorized by the Act and the Telehealth Act. Provides that an optometrist treating a patient located in Illinois through telehealth must be licensed under the Act. Provides that an optometrist practicing optometry through telehealth is subject to the same standard of care and practice standards that are applicable to optometric services provided in a clinic or office setting. Provides that an optometrist may not provide telehealth services unless the optometrist has established a provider-patient relationship with the patient. Provides that an optometrist treating a patient through telehealth must perform a minimum eye examination as required by the Illinois Administrative Code before prescribing eyeglasses or contact lenses to the patient. Provides that if the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has reason to believe that a person has violated the provisions of the Act, it may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. Provides that the rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. Provides that failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued immediately. Defines terms.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Anna Moeller
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  2/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
  3/1/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste
  3/4/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  3/17/2021HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Health Care Licenses Committee; 008-000-000
  3/18/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  4/14/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/14/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/16/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 117-000-000
  4/21/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 22, 2021
  4/22/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/22/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/22/2021SenateReferred to Assignments

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