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 Bill Status of HB3498  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  TELEHEALTH SERVICES

House Sponsors
Rep. Deb Conroy - Greg Harris - Norine K. Hammond - Ryan Spain - Bob Morgan, Michael J. Zalewski, Jonathan Carroll, Lindsey LaPointe, Patrick Windhorst, Kambium Buckner, Tim Butler, Daniel Swanson, Michael Halpin, Maura Hirschauer, Curtis J. Tarver, II, Robyn Gabel, Amy Elik, Michael T. Marron, Keith P. Sommer, Thomas M. Bennett, Randy E. Frese, Mark Luft, Kelly M. Cassidy, Martin J. Moylan, Chris Miller, Margaret Croke, Jeff Keicher, Barbara Hernandez, Amy Grant, Daniel Didech, Kelly M. Burke, Deanne M. Mazzochi, Chris Bos, Suzanne Ness, Will Guzzardi, Tony McCombie, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Dagmara Avelar, Terra Costa Howard, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, Natalie A. Manley, Maurice A. West, II, Joe Sosnowski, Lakesia Collins, Elizabeth Hernandez, Seth Lewis, Joyce Mason, Delia C. Ramirez, Emanuel Chris Welch, Eva Dina Delgado, Ann M. Williams, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Nicholas K. Smith, Katie Stuart, Dave Severin, Dan Caulkins, Robert Rita, Anthony DeLuca, Paul Jacobs, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Sue Scherer, Stephanie A. Kifowit and Lawrence Walsh, Jr.

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mattie Hunter - Patricia Van Pelt - Doris Turner - Laura M. Murphy - Dale Fowler, Rachelle Crowe, Sally J. Turner, Robert Peters, Jason Plummer, Mike Simmons, Laura Fine, John Connor, Cristina Castro, Laura Ellman, Linda Holmes, Adriane Johnson, David Koehler, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Donald P. DeWitte, Ann Gillespie, Bill Cunningham, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Ram Villivalam, Christopher Belt, Melinda Bush, Terri Bryant, Jil Tracy, Julie A. Morrison, Karina Villa, Jason A. Barickman, Patrick J. Joyce, Craig Wilcox, Thomas Cullerton, Celina Villanueva and Sara Feigenholtz)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/29/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 100/5-45.8 new
5 ILCS 100/5-45.9 new
5 ILCS 100/5-45.10 new
215 ILCS 5/356z.22
225 ILCS 150/5
225 ILCS 150/10
225 ILCS 150/15
225 ILCS 150/20 new
225 ILCS 150/25 new
225 ILCS 150/30 new
225 ILCS 150/35 new
305 ILCS 5/5-5.25


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Telehealth Act. Provides that the Act applies to all health insurance coverage offered by health insurance issuers regulated by the Department of Insurance or the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the medical assistance program authorized under the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that any policy, contract, or certificate of health insurance coverage that does not distinguish between in-network and out-of-network providers shall be subject to the Act as though all providers were in-network. Provides that health insurance issuers shall cover all telehealth services rendered by a health care professional to deliver any clinically appropriate, medically necessary covered services. Restricts health insurance issuers from engaging in specified activities. Provides that health care professionals and facilities shall determine the appropriateness of specific sites, technology platforms, and technology vendors for a telehealth service, as long as delivered services adhere to privacy laws. Changes the term "telehealth" to "telehealth services". Makes corresponding changes. Defines terms. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. In provisions concerning coverage for telehealth services, makes changes to definitions. Provides that coverage and reimbursement for telehealth services delivered by health care professionals and facilities shall comply with the Telehealth Act. Makes other changes. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department and managed care organizations shall comply with the Telehealth Act and removes provisions concerning behavioral health and medical services via telehealth. Makes other changes. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to provide for emergency rulemaking. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
5 ILCS 100/5-45.10 new
225 ILCS 150/20 new
225 ILCS 150/25 new
225 ILCS 150/30 new
225 ILCS 150/35 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that an individual or group policy of accident or health insurance or a managed care plan that is amended, delivered, issued, or renewed on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall cover all telehealth services rendered by a health care professional to deliver any clinically appropriate, medically necessary covered services, and shall not engage in specified activities. Provides that any policy, contract, or certificate of health insurance coverage that does not distinguish between in-network and out-of-network providers shall be subject to the Act as though all providers were in-network. Provides that health care professionals and facilities shall determine the appropriateness of specific sites, technology platforms, and technology vendors for a telehealth service, as long as delivered services adhere to privacy laws. Provides that there shall be no restrictions on originating site requirements for telehealth coverage or reimbursement to the distant site. Defines terms. Amends the Telehealth Act. Changes the term "telehealth" to "telehealth services". Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and managed care organizations shall comply with specified provisions of the Illinois Insurance Code and removes provisions concerning behavioral health and medical services via telehealth. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to provide for emergency rulemaking. In provisions concerning coverage for telehealth services, removes language that provides that coverage and reimbursement for telehealth services delivered by health care professionals and facilities shall comply with the Telehealth Act. Removes changes to the Telehealth Act. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
In provisions in the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act concerning emergency rulemaking, provides that provisions allowing the Department of Insurance and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to adopt emergency rules are repealed on January 1, 2022 (rather than January 1, 2026). In provisions concerning coverage for telehealth services, provides that an individual or group policy of accident or health insurance or a managed care plan that is amended, delivered, issued, or renewed on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall not require that in-person contact occur between a health care professional and a patient (rather than in-person contact shall not occur between a health care professional and a patient, except before an initial e-visit or virtual check-in in order to establish a patient relationship).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/19/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  2/19/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  2/19/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ryan Spain
  2/19/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  2/22/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  2/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  3/1/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Elik
  3/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael T. Marron
  3/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
  3/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  3/4/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  3/5/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Luft
  3/5/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  3/11/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos
  3/11/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Ness
  3/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  3/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  3/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  3/23/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee; 013-000-000
  3/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  3/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/7/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  4/13/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  4/13/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Seth Lewis
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva Dina Delgado
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee; 012-000-000
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  4/23/2021HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/23/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/23/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-001
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  4/27/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/27/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/27/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/27/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason Plummer
  4/28/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  4/28/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  4/28/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John Connor
  4/29/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/29/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman
  4/29/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/30/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  5/3/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  5/10/2021SenateAssigned to Insurance
  5/10/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/10/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Donald P. DeWitte
  5/10/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  5/10/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  5/13/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/13/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  5/18/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason A. Barickman
  5/18/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patrick J. Joyce
  5/18/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Craig Wilcox
  5/19/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/19/2021SenatePostponed - Insurance
  5/20/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  5/21/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/21/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 29, 2021
  5/27/2021SenatePostponed - Insurance
  5/29/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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