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 Bill Status of SB1353  94th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. John J. Cullerton - Emil Jones, Jr. - Terry Link - Don Harmon - Kwame Raoul, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Martin A. Sandoval and Jeffrey M. Schoenberg

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Right to a Remedy and Justice Act. Contains only a short title provision.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 3
Deletes reference to:
New Act
Adds reference to:
5 ILCS 120/2from Ch. 102, par. 42
55 ILCS 5/5-1005from Ch. 34, par. 5-1005
215 ILCS 5/155.18from Ch. 73, par. 767.18
215 ILCS 5/155.18a new
215 ILCS 5/155.19from Ch. 73, par. 767.19
215 ILCS 5/1204from Ch. 73, par. 1065.904
215 ILCS 5/Art. XLV heading new
215 ILCS 5/1501 new
215 ILCS 5/1502 new
215 ILCS 5/1503 new
215 ILCS 5/1504 new
215 ILCS 5/1505 new
215 ILCS 5/1506 new
215 ILCS 5/1507 new
215 ILCS 5/1508 new
215 ILCS 5/1509 new
225 ILCS 60/7from Ch. 111, par. 4400-7
225 ILCS 60/22from Ch. 111, par. 4400-22
225 ILCS 60/23from Ch. 111, par. 4400-23
225 ILCS 60/24from Ch. 111, par. 4400-24
225 ILCS 60/24.1 new
225 ILCS 60/36from Ch. 111, par. 4400-36
705 ILCS 105/27.10 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Open Meetings Act, the Counties Code, and the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a county may establish a risk retention trust for the pooling of risks to provide professional liability coverage for its physicians and health care professionals providing medical care and related health care. Further amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Makes numerous changes concerning medical liability insurance rates and regulation. Requires the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation to establish a Professional Liability Insurance Resource Center on the World Wide Web, and amends the Clerks of Courts Act to require court clerks to provide certain relevant information. Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Makes various changes concerning the Illinois State Medical Disciplinary Board. Provides that at least 2 (rather than one) deputy medical coordinators shall be appointed. Requires the Director of Financial and Professional Regulation to employ not less than one full-time investigator for every 2,500 (rather than 5,000) physicians licensed in the State. Changes limitation periods on certain disciplinary proceedings and increases maximum fines. Provides that, if a person has committed a total of 3 or more violations of the negligence ground for discipline or any substantially similar provision of another jurisdiction, or any combination thereof, the Department must refuse to issue a license to the person and must revoke any license issued to the person under the Act. Requires the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to make available to the public a profile of each physician containing specified information. Makes numerous changes regarding disclosure of information regarding persons licensed under the Act and incidents to which the Act applies. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/18/2005SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  2/18/2005SenateChief Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, Jr.
  2/18/2005SenateFirst Reading
  2/18/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  2/24/2005SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/17/2005SenateRe-referred to Rules
  3/17/2005SenateRe-assigned to Executive
  3/17/2005SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Extended to April 30, 2005
  5/20/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Frank C. Watson
  5/20/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  5/23/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Frank C. Watson; -Luechtefeld-Dillard
  5/23/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules
  5/23/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  5/23/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules
  5/23/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Executive
  5/23/2005SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  5/23/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  5/24/2005SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 007-004-000
  5/24/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 25, 2005
  5/24/2005SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Extended to December 31, 2005
  5/24/2005SenateSecond Reading
  5/24/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 25, 2005
  5/31/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  5/31/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules
  5/31/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Be Approved for Consideration Rules
  5/31/2005SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/31/2005SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  5/31/2005SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/31/2005SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/31/2005SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  5/31/2005SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/31/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Lost; 023-032-003
  5/31/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  7/1/2005SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Rules
  11/4/2005SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Extended to January 9, 2007
  1/9/2007SenateSession Sine Die

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