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 Bill Status of SB2284  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Ram Villivalam

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2023SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 2/14 new
225 ILCS 150/5

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Acupuncture Practice Act. Provides that a person who engages in the practice of telemedicine without a license issued under the Act shall be subject to the penalties provided in provisions concerning unlicensed practice. Provides that for purposes of the Act, telemedicine means the performance of acupuncture provided via technology or telecommunication methods. Provides that the standard of care shall be the same whether a patient is seen in person, through telehealth, or another method of electronically enabled health care. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall, by rule, determine the appropriate acupuncture services allowed via telemedicine in consultation with the Board of Acupuncture. Provides that whenever the Department has reason to believe that a person has violated the provisions concerning telemedicine, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. Provides that an out-of-state person providing a service allowed under the provisions to a patient residing in the State through the practice of telemedicine submits himself or herself to the jurisdiction of the Department and the courts of the State. Amends the Telehealth Act. Changes the definition of "health care professional" to include acupuncturists. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Ram Villivalam
  2/10/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2023SenateReferred to Assignments

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