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 Bill Status of HB6546  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Chapin Rose - Elizabeth Coulson - Suzanne Bassi - Robert W. Pritchard - Ruth Munson, Bob Biggins, Joe Dunn, Dave Winters, Donald L. Moffitt, Sidney H. Mathias, Ed Sullivan, Jr., Sandra M. Pihos, Renee Kosel, Patricia R. Bellock, Eileen Lyons, John J. Millner and Mike Bost

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/2-622from Ch. 110, par. 2-622

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Requires that the report from the reviewing health professional for a pro se plaintiff in a medical malpractice action contain the name and address of the reviewing health professional and documentation of compliance with the qualifying requirements for being a reviewing health professional. Provides that a reviewing health professional that provides frivolous or improper review of a case shall be liable to each of the parties for the reasonable costs and attorneys' fees expended in resolving the case. Provides that a review shall be found frivolous if it is substantially lacking in factual support, is based upon a standard of care or practice that lacks substantial use in the relevant specialty or field of practice, or is made for an improper purpose, such as to harass or cause needless increase in the cost of litigation. Limits the extension to one 90-day extension for a pro se plaintiff who was unable to obtain a reviewing physician's reports and who has not previously voluntarily dismissed an action based upon the same or substantially the same acts, omissions, or occurrences.

DateChamber Action
  2/6/2004HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Tom Cross
  2/6/2004HouseFirst Reading
  2/6/2004HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/11/2004HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Chapin Rose
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ruth Munson
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Biggins
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Dunn
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Renee Kosel
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eileen Lyons
  6/25/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John J. Millner
  6/25/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

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