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 Bill Status of HB2896  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  EARLY INTERVENTION-TELEHEALTH

House Sponsors
Rep. Deb Conroy - Robyn Gabel, Margaret Croke, Theresa Mah, Lindsey LaPointe, Maura Hirschauer, Kelly M. Cassidy, Anna Moeller, Terra Costa Howard, Daniel Didech and Katie Stuart

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/367m
225 ILCS 150/5
225 ILCS 150/15
305 ILCS 5/5-5.25
325 ILCS 20/3from Ch. 23, par. 4153
325 ILCS 20/3b new
325 ILCS 20/11from Ch. 23, par. 4161


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Early Intervention Services System Act. Permits an early intervention provider to deliver via telehealth any type of early intervention services authorized under the Act to the extent of his or her scope of practice as established in his or her respective licensing Act consistent with the standards of care for in-person services. Requires parents to be informed of the availability of early intervention services provided through telehealth. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a policy of accident and health insurance that provides coverage for early intervention services must also provide coverage for early intervention services delivered via telehealth by providers listed under the Early Intervention Services System Act, subject to any restriction or limitation under a provider's respective licensing Act on the delivery of early intervention services via telehealth. Amends the Telehealth Act. Expands the definition of "telehealth" to include the delivery of early intervention services provided by way of an interactive telecommunications system. Expands the definition of "health professional" to include certain professional personnel who are authorized by State law to provide behavioral health services or early intervention services (rather than mental health services). Provides that a health care professional, including any early intervention provider, may engage in the practice of telehealth in Illinois to the extent of his or her scope of practice as established in his or her respective licensing Act consistent with the standards of care for in-person services. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to reimburse early intervention providers who deliver early intervention services to medical assistance recipients via telehealth.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  3/11/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/11/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/19/2021HouseTo Medicaid & Managed Care Subcommittee
  3/19/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 To Medicaid & Managed Care Subcommittee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/12/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  4/19/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  5/5/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart

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