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Full Text of HB5579  102nd General Assembly

HB5579 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB5579

 

Introduced 1/31/2022, by Rep. Jim Durkin

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act

    Creates the Health Care Providers Identification Act. Requires a health care provider to have identification present and visible on the health care provider's person when treating a patient. Requires the identification to include the health care provider's name, licensed degree, and specialty of the license. Provides that the health care provider shall not have a general description of the health care provider's specialty on the identification. Provides that a "health care provider" includes an individual licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987, the Nurse Practice Act, the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987, the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987, and the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that any health care provider who violates the Act shall be reported to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and may be subject to disciplinary action under the appropriate provisions of the specific Act governing the health care provider's license if the Department determines disciplinary action is necessary.


LRB102 26053 AMQ 35505 b

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

HB5579LRB102 26053 AMQ 35505 b

1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Health
5Care Providers Identification Act.
 
6    Section 5. Identification requirements.
7    (a) A health care provider shall have identification
8present and visible on the health care provider's person when
9treating a patient. The identification shall include the
10health care provider's name, licensed degree, and specialty of
11the license. The health care provider shall not have a general
12description of the health care provider's specialty on the
13identification.
14    (b) As used in this Act, "health care provider" includes
15an individual licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987,
16the Nurse Practice Act, the Illinois Optometric Practice Act
17of 1987, the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987, and the
18Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987.
 
19    Section 10. Violations. Any health care provider who
20violates this Act shall be reported to the Department of
21Financial and Professional Regulation and may be subject to
22disciplinary action under the appropriate provisions of the

 

 

HB5579- 2 -LRB102 26053 AMQ 35505 b

1specific Act governing that health care provider's license if
2the Department determines disciplinary action is necessary.