Bill Status of HB4964  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Arthur L. Turner - Dave Winters - Kenneth Dunkin - Carolyn H. Krause - Elizabeth Coulson, Sara Feigenholtz, Mary E. Flowers and Paul D. Froehlich

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/5-5.12from Ch. 23, par. 5-5.12

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department shall not impose requirements for prior approval based on a preferred drug list for any short-acting beta agonists used as rescue therapy in the treatment of life-threatening conditions due to acute bronchospasm in patients with reversible obstructive airway disease that results from asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or emphysema.

 Fiscal Note (Department of Public Aid)
 This bill will hamper the Department's ability to enact cost containment measures if prior approval, generic preference and formulary restrictions are exempt for clients diagnosed with a specific disease such as reversible obstructive airway disease. It is also difficult to link comprehensive drugs to a particular disease, since drug prescriptions do not include a diagnosis field. Computer system changes related to such diagnosis tracking will result in increased administrative costs and would need to conform to HIPAA requirements. Since the Department does not track Medicaid clients by their disease, fiscal impact cannot be determined at this time.

DateChamber Action
  2/5/2004HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  2/5/2004HouseFirst Reading
  2/5/2004HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/19/2004HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/25/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carolyn H. Krause
  2/25/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/26/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/26/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/26/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  2/26/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  2/26/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  3/4/2004HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 008-000-000
  3/4/2004HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/22/2004HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/31/2004HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/31/2004HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2004HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die