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 Bill Status of SB1078  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  ATHLETIC TRAINERS/THERAPISTS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Emil Jones, III - Neil Anderson

House Sponsors
(Rep. Theresa Mah and Norine K. Hammond)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/27/2021SenatePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
205 ILCS 115/2from Ch. 17, par. 3602


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Savings and Loan Share and Account Act. Makes a technical change to a Section relating to joint ownership of accounts.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
205 ILCS 115/2
Adds reference to:
225 ILCS 5/4.5 new
225 ILCS 75/2from Ch. 111, par. 3702
225 ILCS 75/3.7 new
225 ILCS 90/1from Ch. 111, par. 4251
225 ILCS 90/1.5

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Athletic Trainers Practice Act. Provides that an athletic trainer licensed under the Act may only perform dry needling after completion of requirements, as determined by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation by rule, that meet or exceed specified requirements. Provides that dry needling shall only be performed by a licensed athletic trainer upon referral. Amends the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act. In the definition of "occupational therapy services", provides that applying physical agent modalities as an adjunct to or in preparation for engagement in occupation may include dry needling. Provides that an occupational therapist licensed under the Act may only perform dry needling after completion of requirements, as determined by the Department by rule, that meet or exceed specified requirements. Provides that dry needling shall only be performed by a licensed occupational therapist upon referral. Amends the Illinois Physical Therapy Act. Provides that the definition of "physical therapy" includes the treatment of a person through dry needling. Provides that the definition of "physical therapy" does not include acupuncture. Provides that a physical therapist licensed under the Act may only perform dry needling after completion of requirements, as determined by the Department by rule, that meet or exceed specified requirements. Provides that dry needling shall only be performed by a licensed physical therapist. Removes language that prohibits newly-licensed physical therapists from practicing dry needling for at least one year from the date of initial licensure unless the practitioner can demonstrate compliance with certain education requirements; prohibits the delegation of dry needling to a physical therapist assistant or support personnel; and prohibits advertising, describing to patients or the public, or otherwise representing that dry needling is acupuncture.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Adds reference to:
225 ILCS 90/1.2

Further amends the Illinois Physical Therapy Act. Provides that a physical therapist providing services to a patient who has been diagnosed by a health care professional as having a chronic disease that may benefit from physical therapy must communicate at least monthly with the patient's treating health care professional to provide updates on the patient's course of therapy. Provides that a physical therapist shall refer a patient to the patient's treating health care professional of record or, in the case where there is no health care professional of record, to a health care professional of the patient's choice, if the patient was under the care of a physical therapist without a diagnosis established by a health care professional of a chronic disease that may benefit from physical therapy and returns for services for the same or similar condition after 30 calendar days of being discharged by the physical therapist (rather than the patient returns for services for the same or similar condition after 30 calendar days of being discharged by the physical therapist). Provides that dry needling shall only be performed by a licensed physical therapist or licensed physical therapist assistant (rather than a licensed physical therapist) after specified training requirements are satisfied. Further amends the Occupational Therapy Practice Act. Provides that dry needling shall only be performed by a licensed occupational therapist or licensed occupational therapy assistant (rather than a licensed occupational therapist) after specified training requirements are satisfied.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/25/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  2/25/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/25/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/17/2021SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/24/2021SenateDo Pass Executive; 016-000-000
  3/24/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 25, 2021
  3/25/2021SenateSecond Reading
  3/25/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 13, 2021
  4/12/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/12/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/13/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities
  4/14/2021SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/21/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Licensed Activities
  4/23/2021SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 30, 2021
  4/27/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/27/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/28/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities
  4/29/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Licensed Activities
  4/29/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Licensed Activities
  4/30/2021SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 7, 2021
  5/4/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/4/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  5/5/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities
  5/6/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Licensed Activities; 007-000-000
  5/6/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Licensed Activities; 007-000-000
  5/6/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  5/6/2021SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/6/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Jones
  5/6/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Jones
  5/6/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/6/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/7/2021HouseArrived in House
  5/7/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  5/11/2021HouseFirst Reading
  5/11/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/11/2021HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Theresa Mah
  5/13/2021HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  5/13/2021HouseCommittee/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 28, 2021
  5/19/2021HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Health Care Licenses Committee; 008-000-000
  5/19/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/24/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/24/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/25/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/26/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  5/27/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 116-000-000
  5/27/2021SenatePassed Both Houses

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