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 Bill Status of HB5579  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ID ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Jim Durkin

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Health Care Providers Identification Act. Requires a health care provider to have identification present and visible on the health care provider's person when treating a patient. Requires the identification to include the health care provider's name, licensed degree, and specialty of the license. Provides that the health care provider shall not have a general description of the health care provider's specialty on the identification. Provides that a "health care provider" includes an individual licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987, the Nurse Practice Act, the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987, the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987, and the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that any health care provider who violates the Act shall be reported to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and may be subject to disciplinary action under the appropriate provisions of the specific Act governing the health care provider's license if the Department determines disciplinary action is necessary.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jim Durkin
  1/31/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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