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 Bill Status of HB2883  97th General Assembly

Short Description:  WORKERS' COMP - INITIATIVE

House Sponsors
Rep. David Reis - Dan Brady - Dwight Kay - Jim Sacia - Dave Winters and Norine Hammond

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 305/1from Ch. 48, par. 138.1
820 ILCS 305/6from Ch. 48, par. 138.6
820 ILCS 305/8from Ch. 48, par. 138.8
820 ILCS 305/8.2
820 ILCS 305/8.7
820 ILCS 305/11from Ch. 48, par. 138.11
820 ILCS 305/16from Ch. 48, par. 138.16
820 ILCS 305/19from Ch. 48, par. 138.19

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Defines "accident" and "injury." Provides that pain or other subjective complaints alone, in the absence of objective relevant medical findings, are not compensable. Deletes language allowing rebuttable presumptions for an employee employed as a firefighter, emergency medical technician (EMT), or paramedic. Deletes language allowing an employee to secure his own physician, surgeon and hospital services at the employer's expense. Provides that the employer shall choose all necessary medical, surgical and hospital services reasonably required to cure or relieve from the effects of the accidental injury at the employer's expense, except upon a finding by the Commission that the employer's choice of medical care threatens life, health, or recovery, then the employee may choose a second physician, surgeon, and hospital services at the employer's expense. Provides for a waiver of employee privacy for the employer to obtain necessary decision making information. Provides for a wage differential award and that such award shall cease when the employee reaches the full retirement age as defined by the Social Security Administration. Provides for reimbursement of out-of-state procedures, treatments, services, products or supplies. Provides for a new medical fee schedule after January 1, 2012, in accordance with the Medicare payment systems (160%). Moves the utilization review program registration and administration to the Department of Insurance. Makes numerous changes regarding employee intoxication, partial or total disability, implants, employment verification documents, and other changes.

DateChamber Action
  2/22/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. David Reis
  2/22/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  2/22/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  2/22/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  2/22/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  2/24/2011HouseAssigned to Labor Committee
  3/15/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine Hammond
  3/17/2011HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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