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 Bill Status of SB2902  93rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Susan Garrett

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/155.18from Ch. 73, par. 767.18
215 ILCS 5/155.21a new
225 ILCS 60/20from Ch. 111, par. 4400-20
735 ILCS 5/2-101from Ch. 110, par. 2-101

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. In provisions pertaining to the rates and rating schedules of companies writing medical liability insurance, provides that if a company's rate filing seeks a rate increase of 10% or more, such a rate increase may not go into effect without prior approval of the Director of the Department of Insurance. Requires the company to provide the Director with information as the Director deems appropriate to evaluate the company's filing. Provides that if, after a hearing, the Director finds that the rate increase is excessive under standards that shall be adopted by the Director by rule, the Director shall reduce the amount of the rate increase, and the reduced rate shall go into effect. Provides that if, after a hearing, the Director finds that the rate increase is appropriate under those standards, the rate shall go into effect. Requires the Department of Insurance and all medical organizations to disclose and make accessible to the public a listing of all registered and operating medical liability insurance providers in this State including all addresses and telephone numbers and the names of all agents and brokers associated with such providers. Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. In provisions pertaining to continuing education, requires risk management training. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that every medical malpractice action must be commenced in the county where the occurrence or incident took place. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
215 ILCS 5/155.18
215 ILCS 5/155.21a new
225 ILCS 60/20
735 ILCS 5/2-101
Adds reference to:
215 ILCS 5/155.20from Ch. 73, par. 767.20

Deletes everything. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Adds a caption to a Section concerning arbitration of medical malpractice disputes.

DateChamber Action
  2/6/2004SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Susan Garrett
  2/6/2004SenateFirst Reading
  2/6/2004SenateReferred to Rules
  2/10/2004SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  2/19/2004SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  2/23/2004SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  2/23/2004SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  2/24/2004SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary
  2/24/2004SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  2/26/2004SenateDo Pass as Amended Judiciary; 008-000-000
  2/26/2004SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 2, 2004
  3/24/2004SenateSecond Reading
  3/24/2004SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 25, 2004
  3/26/2004SenateThird Reading Deadline Extended - Rule 2-10(e), January 11, 2005.
  8/24/2004SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Rules
  1/11/2005SenateSession Sine Die

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