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Full Text of SB2635  96th General Assembly


Sen. Michael W. Frerichs

Filed: 3/9/2010





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2635 on page 29,
3 immediately below line 19, by inserting the following:
4     "Section 27. The Health Care Worker Self-Referral Act is
5 amended by adding Section 50 as follows:
6     (225 ILCS 47/50 new)
7     Sec. 50. Statutorily required referrals.
8     (a) With respect to statutorily required referrals for
9 physical therapy services, occupational therapy services,
10 athletic trainer services, or genetic counselor services, a
11 patient shall be informed that he or she may request a referral
12 for these services outside or independent of the authorized
13 referring health care worker's group practice, facility, or
14 health professional's or provider's office (hereinafter
15 "practice"). This notice to the patient may take the following
16 or a similar form:



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1         For your information, the health care professionals in
2     this practice (or legal entity) are financially
3     integrated. If you are referred to a health care
4     professional in this practice for physical therapy
5     services, occupational therapy services, athletic trainer
6     services, or genetic counselor services, please note that
7     you may request and receive a referral for these services
8     outside or independent of this practice.
9     (b) For the purposes of this Section, "referral" means the
10 authority required by Illinois law for a physical therapist,
11 occupational therapist, athletic trainer, or genetic counselor
12 to provide services to a patient.".