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Full Text of HB0002  101st General Assembly


Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

Filed: 5/10/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Medical Patient Rights Act is amended by
5adding Section 3.4 as follows:
6    (410 ILCS 50/3.4 new)
7    Sec. 3.4. Rights of women; pregnancy and childbirth.
8    (a) In addition to any other right provided under this Act,
9every woman has the following rights with regard to pregnancy
10and childbirth:
11        (1) The right to receive health care before, during,
12    and after pregnancy and childbirth.
13        (2) The right to receive care for her and her infant
14    that is consistent with generally accepted medical
15    standards.
16        (3) The right to choose a certified nurse midwife or



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1    physician as her maternity care professional.
2        (4) The right to choose her birth setting from the full
3    range of birthing options available in her community.
4        (5) The right to leave her maternity care professional
5    and select another if she becomes dissatisfied with her
6    care, except as otherwise provided by law.
7        (6) The right to receive information about the names of
8    those health care professionals involved in her care.
9        (7) The right to privacy and confidentiality of
10    records, except as provided by law.
11        (8) The right to receive information concerning her
12    condition and proposed treatment, including methods of
13    relieving pain.
14        (9) The right to accept or refuse any treatment, to the
15    extent medically possible.
16        (10) The right to be informed if her caregivers wish to
17    enroll her or her infant in a research study in accordance
18    with Section 3.1 of this Act.
19        (11) The right to access her medical records in
20    accordance with Section 8-2001 of the Code of Civil
21    Procedure.
22        (12) The right to receive information in a language in
23    which she can communicate in accordance with federal law.
24        (13) The right to receive emotional and physical
25    support during labor and birth.
26        (14) The right to freedom of movement during labor and



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1    to give birth in the position of her choice, within
2    generally accepted medical standards.
3        (15) The right to contact with her newborn, except
4    where necessary care must be provided to the mother or
5    infant.
6        (16) The right to receive information about
7    breastfeeding.
8        (17) The right to decide collaboratively with
9    caregivers when she and her baby will leave the birth site
10    for home, based on their conditions and circumstances.
11        (18) The right to be treated with respect at all times
12    before, during, and after pregnancy by her health care
13    professionals.
14        (19) The right of each patient, regardless of source of
15    payment, to examine and receive a reasonable explanation of
16    her total bill for services rendered by her maternity care
17    professional or health care provider, including itemized
18    charges for specific services received. Each maternity
19    care professional or health care provider shall be
20    responsible only for a reasonable explanation of those
21    specific services provided by the maternity care
22    professional or health care provider.
23    (b) The Department of Public Health, Department of
24Healthcare and Family Services, Department of Children and
25Family Services, and Department of Human Services shall post
26information about these rights on their publicly available



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1websites. Every health care provider, day care center licensed
2under the Child Care Act of 1969, Head Start, and community
3center shall post information about these rights in a prominent
4place and on their websites, if applicable.
5    (c) The Department of Public Health shall adopt rules to
6implement this Section.
7    (d) Nothing in this Section or any rules adopted under
8subsection (c) shall be construed to require a physician,
9health care professional, hospital, hospital affiliate, or
10health care provider to provide care inconsistent with
11generally accepted medical standards or available capabilities
12or resources.
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
141, 2020.".