Bill Status of SB0150 94th General Assembly
Short Description: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Sen. David Luechtefeld - Frank C. Watson - John O. Jones - Kirk W. Dillard, Pamela J. Althoff, Gary G. Dahl, Todd Sieben, William E. Peterson, Dave Syverson, Peter J. Roskam, Dan Rutherford, Dan Cronin and Kathleen L. Wojcik
| 1/9/2007||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Makes legislative findings. Amends the Open Meetings Act, Counties Code, and the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides for creation of risk retention trusts for the pooling of risks to provide professional liability coverage for its physicians and health care professionals providing medical care and related health care. Authorizes a county board to incur indebtedness to ensure the availability of and improve hospital, medical, and health services. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to extend the repeal of the Medical Practice Act of 1987 to 2016. 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 changes concerning medical coordinators, investigators, discipline, disciplinary proceedings, records, disclosure of information, incidents to which the Act applies, and immunity. Amends the Health Care Arbitration Act by making changes concerning distribution, validity, and cancellation of a health care arbitration agreement and making various other changes. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure by: making changes concerning extension of the period for naming a respondent in discovery as a defendant, jury instructions in healing art malpractice actions, the affidavit and report based on the determination of a reviewing health professional, and the amount of the recovery in healing art malpractice actions; limiting liability of a hospital for the medical care provided by a non-employee member of the hospital's medical staff; contingent fees in medical malpractice actions and standards for damages; providing that a statement that a health care provider is "sorry" for an outcome is not admissible as evidence under specified circumstances; changing and adding provisions concerning expert witness standards and guaranteed payment of future medical expenses; and making other changes. Repeals numerous provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure concerning medical malpractice actions. Amends the Illinois Good Samaritan Act. Expands the immunity for civil damages provided for services performed (i) without compensation at, or upon referral from, free medical clinics and (ii) by retired physicians pursuant to an emergency department on call list. Makes other changes. Creates the Sorry Works! Pilot Program Act under which participating hospitals and physicians shall promptly acknowledge and apologize for mistakes in patient care and promptly offer fair settlements. Creates a committee to develop, oversee, and implement the program and specifies the committee's membership. Creates the Sorry Works! Fund as a special fund in the State treasury and amends the State Finance Act to include the Sorry Works! Fund as a special fund. Contains provisions concerning applicability and construction. Effective immediately.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/2/2005||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. David Luechtefeld|| 2/2/2005||Senate||Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Frank C. Watson|| 2/2/2005||Senate||Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John O. Jones|| 2/2/2005||Senate||Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard|| 2/2/2005||Senate||Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff|| 2/2/2005||Senate||Co-Sponsor Sen. Gary G. Dahl|| 2/2/2005||Senate||First Reading|| 2/2/2005||Senate||Referred to Rules|| 2/2/2005||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Todd Sieben|| 2/2/2005||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. William E. Peterson|| 2/3/2005||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dave Syverson|| 2/4/2005||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Peter J. Roskam|| 2/10/2005||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Rutherford|| 2/17/2005||Senate||Assigned to Judiciary|| 2/24/2005||Senate||Postponed - Judiciary|| 3/1/2005||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Cronin|| 3/2/2005||Senate||Postponed - Judiciary|| 3/9/2005||Senate||Postponed - Judiciary|| 3/10/2005||Senate||Motion Filed Sen. David Luechtefeld; J. Jones, Dahl, W. Jones, Lauzen, Radogno, Syverson, Winkel, Rauschenberger, Pankau, Burzynski, D. Sullivan, Geo-Karis, Roskam, Althoff, Risinger, Righter, Bomke, Sieben, Petka, Wojcik, Rutherford, Brady, Dillard, Cronin, Peterson, Watson-Pursuant to Senate Rule 7-9, Discharge the Senate Judiciary Committee from further consideration of SB 150 and place bill on the order of 2nd Reading.|| 3/16/2005||Senate||Postponed - Judiciary|| 3/17/2005||Senate||Re-referred to Rules|| 3/17/2005||Senate||Re-assigned to Executive|| 3/17/2005||Senate||Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Extended to April 30, 2005|| 3/17/2005||Senate||Motion Filed Sen. David Luechtefeld; Pursuant to Senate rule 7-9, Senate Bill 150 be discharged from the Senate Executive Committee and be placed on the order of 2nd Reading.|| 4/13/2005||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kathleen L. Wojcik|| 5/3/2005||Senate||COMMITTEE DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 31, 2005.|| 7/1/2005||Senate||Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Rules|| 1/9/2007||Senate||Session Sine Die|