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 Bill Status of SB1840  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  HOSPITALS-FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Mattie Hunter - Patricia Van Pelt, Adriane Johnson, Laura Fine, Karina Villa, Ann Gillespie, Sara Feigenholtz and Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

House Sponsors
(Rep. Camille Y. Lilly - Carol Ammons - Dagmara Avelar, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Kelly M. Cassidy, Delia C. Ramirez, Bob Morgan, Theresa Mah, Sonya M. Harper, Rita Mayfield, Emanuel Chris Welch, Elizabeth Hernandez and Daniel Didech)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/25/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0581

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 76/5
210 ILCS 76/10
210 ILCS 76/15
210 ILCS 76/20
210 ILCS 76/22 new
210 ILCS 76/25
210 ILCS 89/5
210 ILCS 89/10
210 ILCS 89/15
210 ILCS 89/25


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Community Benefits Act. Provides that the Act applies to all nonprofit and public hospitals licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act or operated under the University of Illinois Hospital Act (rather than not applying to a hospital operated by a unit of government, a hospital located outside of a metropolitan statistical area, or a hospital with 100 or fewer beds). Requires community benefits plans to describe activities the hospital is undertaking to address health equity, reduce health disparities, and improve community health. Provides that, in order to increase transparency and accessibility of charity care and financial assistance data, the Attorney General shall post on the Attorney General's website: all community benefits plans contained in reports submitted by hospitals; and a compiled report that summarizes information from completed community benefits plans. Provides that an electronic version of the compiled report shall be sent to the Governor and each member of the General Assembly. Provides a late filing fee for nonprofit hospitals for community benefits plans of $2,500 per month that the report is late (rather than $100). Makes other changes. Amends the Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act. Provides that a hospital, other than a rural hospital or a Critical Access Hospital, shall provide a discount from charges to specified uninsured patients for all medically necessary health care services exceeding $150 (rather than $300) in any one inpatient admission or outpatient encounter. Provides for civil monetary penalties of $1,000 to $5,000 (rather than $500) for a violation. Requires the Attorney General to publish an annual report that outlines complaints received related to hospital uninsured discount programs and financial assistance applications. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
210 ILCS 76/5
210 ILCS 76/25

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill and makes the following changes. Removes language specifying that the Act applies to all nonprofit and public hospitals licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act or operated under the University of Illinois Hospital Act. Removes language changing the provisions concerning a nonprofit hospital that fails to make a report of the community benefits plan. Removes language increasing civil monetary penalties. Provides that hospitals shall permit an uninsured patient to apply for a discount within 90 days (rather than 60 days) of the date of discharge or date of service. Provides that hospitals shall offer uninsured patients who receive community-based primary care provided by a community health center or a free and charitable clinic, are referred by such an entity to the hospital, and seek access to nonemergency hospital-based health care services with an opportunity to be screened for and assistance with applying for public health insurance programs if there is a reasonable basis to believe that the uninsured patient may be eligible for a public health insurance program. Changes the effective date from immediate to January 1, 2022. Makes other changes.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
In provisions of the Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act regarding patient responsibility, provides that hospitals may make the availability of a discount and the maximum collectible amount under the Act contingent upon the uninsured patient first applying for coverage under public health insurance programs (rather than public programs) if there is a reasonable basis to believe that the uninsured patient may be eligible for such program.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Health
  3/16/2021SenateTo Subcommittee on Public Health
  3/18/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  3/29/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  3/29/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  4/6/2021SenateReported Back To Health; 004-001-000
  4/13/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  4/14/2021SenateDo Pass Health; 015-000-000
  4/14/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 15, 2021
  4/15/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  4/19/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/19/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Health
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Health; 011-000-000
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Hunter
  4/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2021
  4/21/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/21/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/21/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/22/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/22/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/23/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/23/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/28/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/28/2021HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/4/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  5/4/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/4/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/4/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/5/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  5/5/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive Committee
  5/5/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/12/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Executive Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/12/2021HouseDo Pass as Amended / Consent Calendar Executive Committee; 015-000-000
  5/12/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/13/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/13/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/13/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/17/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/18/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/19/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  5/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  5/26/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 112-000-000
  5/26/2021SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/26/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 27, 2021
  5/29/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/29/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/29/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Health
  5/29/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Health; 011-000-000
  5/30/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 059-000-000
  5/30/2021SenateSenate Concurs
  5/30/2021SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/28/2021SenateSent to the Governor
  8/25/2021SenateGovernor Approved
  8/25/2021SenateEffective Date January 1, 2022
  8/25/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0581

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