Bill Status of SB3751  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  EQUITABLE HEALTH OUTCOMES ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Mike Simmons and Kimberly A. Lightford

House Sponsors
(Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.)

Hearings
Human Services Committee Hearing May 21 2024 9:30AM Capitol Building Room 122B Springfield, IL


Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/21/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Equitable Health Outcomes Act. Provides that an entity required to collect health data and report it to the Department of Public Health shall include, in the patient data collected, the following items: (i) race; (ii) ethnicity; (iii) sexual orientation; (iv) gender identity; (v) language; and (vi) such other demographic information as the Department requires by rule. Creates the Health Outcomes Review Board. Provides that the Board shall be tasked with annually reviewing and reporting data on health outcomes, including illnesses, treatments, and causes of death in Illinois and facilitating adoption of solutions. Provides that the Board shall be composed of a minimum of 21 and a maximum of 25 members appointed by the Director of Public Health or the Director's designee. Provides that members shall serve 3-year terms. Provides for qualifications and requirements of Board members. Provides that the first Board meeting shall be held as soon as practicable following the appointment of a majority of members. Provides that the Board shall meet no less than 4 times per calendar year. Provides that each Board member shall sign a confidentiality agreement regarding personally identifiable information that the Department deems necessary to the Board's objectives or that is disclosed to the Board inadvertently. Provides that a Board member who knowingly violates the confidentiality agreement commits a misdemeanor. Provides for immunity from subpoenas regarding the information presented in or opinions formed as a result of a meeting or communication of the Board. Provides that notes, statements, medical records, reports, communications, and memoranda that contain, or may contain, patient information are not subject to subpoena, discovery, or introduction into evidence in any civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding. Describes the Board's duties. Provides requirements for reports prepared by the Board. Provides for the adoption of rules to implement the Act. Makes other changes.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Removes provisions related to data collection requirements. Provides that the Health Outcomes Review Board is tasked with recommending (rather than facilitating adoption of) solutions that will improve health outcomes in the State. Includes an additional member to be appointed to the Board. Removes a list of identifying information to be redacted from data sets, and instead provides that such information shall be removed as set forth under the Code of Federal Regulations. Requires any information disclosed by the Board to be disclosed in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and their respective implementing regulations. Makes changes to the data collection the Board is required to provide.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Mike Simmons
  2/9/2024SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2024SenateAssigned to Public Health
  3/13/2024SenateDo Pass Public Health; 006-002-000
  3/13/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 14, 2024
  4/10/2024SenateSecond Reading
  4/10/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 11, 2024
  4/12/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/12/2024SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 19, 2024
  4/19/2024SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 3, 2024
  4/29/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mike Simmons
  4/29/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/30/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Public Health
  5/1/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Public Health; 005-001-000
  5/2/2024SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/2/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Simmons
  5/2/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/2/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 038-018-000
  5/3/2024HouseArrived in House
  5/3/2024HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  5/3/2024HouseFirst Reading
  5/3/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/13/2024HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  5/13/2024HouseCommittee/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 24, 2024
  5/21/2024HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 006-003-000
  5/21/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate