Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Organ Donor Leave Act. Provides that an employer shall not retaliate against an employee for requesting or obtaining a leave of absence to donate blood, an organ, or bone marrow. Amends the Illinois Insurance Act. Provides prohibitions on denial of coverage and costs of premiums for living organ donors for life insurance, disability insurance, and long-term care insurance policies. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Requires the Secretary of State to review and update certain public service announcements, websites, and other media relating to live organ donation to educate the public on the benefits of live organ donation and the impact of live organ donation on access to insurance. Effective January 1, 2020.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 In provisions amending the Illinois Insurance Code, provides that it is unlawful to refuse to insure, to refuse to continue to insure, to limit the amount, extent, or kind of coverage available for life insurance, disability insurance, or long-term care insurance to an individual, or to charge an individual a different rate for the same coverage, solely because of the individual's status as a living organ donor (rather than providing specific prohibitions on denial of coverage and cost of premiums for living organ donors for life insurance, disability insurance, and long-term care insurance policies). Provides that with respect to all other conditions, as persons who are living organ donors shall be subject to the same standards of sound actuarial principles or actual or reasonably anticipated experience as are persons who are not organ donors.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill, as amended by House Amendment 1, with the following changes: Removes provisions amending the Illinois Vehicle Code. Amends the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act. Requires the Secretary of State to create a database consisting of all individuals who have consented to having their names included in the First Person Consent organ and tissue donor registry who have consented to having their names included in the First Person Consent organ and tissue donor registry. Provides what shall be included in the database and requires the Secretary of State to update the database not less than every 7 days. Allows an organ procurement organization that has executed a data access agreement with the Secretary of State to have online access to the database to determine whether a potential organ and tissue donor is included in the First Person Consent organ and tissue donor registry. Requires the organ procurement organization to indemnify and hold harmless the State, its officials, and employees for certain costs arising out of the organ procurement organization's use of the database. Effective January 1, 2020.