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 Bill Status of HB6547  93rd General Assembly


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

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/8-2501from Ch. 110, par. 8-2501

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Changes the standards that the court shall apply to determine if a witness qualifies as an expert witness as follows: (i) whether the witness is board certified or board eligible in the same medical specialties as the defendant and is familiar with the same medical problems or the type of treatment administered in the case (instead of the same relationship of the medical specialties of the witness to the medical problem and the type of treatment in the case); (ii) whether the witness has devoted 75% (instead of a substantial portion) of his or her time to the practice of medicine, teaching, or university-based research in relation to the medical care and type of treatment at issue; and (iii) whether the witness is licensed by any state or the District of Columbia (instead of just licensed). Provides that an expert witness shall provide proof of active practice, teaching, or engagement in university-based research. Provides that, if retired, an expert must provide proof of attendance and completion of continuing education courses for the 3 years previous to giving testimony. Provides that an expert who has not actively practiced, taught, or been engaged in university-based research within the 10 years previous to giving testimony may not be qualified as an expert witness.

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
  2/11/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/19/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia Reid Lindner
  2/20/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Renee Kosel
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Biggins
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Dunn
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ruth Munson
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eileen Lyons
  5/11/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Stephens
  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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