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[ Introduced ][ House Amendment 001 ]


      820 ILCS 305/8            from Ch. 48, par. 138.8
          Amends the Workers' Compensation Act.   Provides  that  a
      provider  of medical services or related services or items to
      an injured employee agrees to be bound by charges or  payment
      levels  allowed  by the Industrial Commission.  Provides that
      disputes regarding reasonableness of fees or charges shall be
      resolved  in  accordance  with  the  Act  or   the   Workers'
      Occupational  Diseases  Act.  Prohibits a provider, employer,
      or insurance carrier from seeking  payment  for  services  or
      items from an employee.
HB2724 Engrossed                               LRB9009862WHmg
 1        AN ACT to amend the Workers' Compensation Act by changing
 2    Section 15.
 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:
 5        Section 5.  The Workers' Compensation Act is  amended  by
 6    changing Section 15 as follows:
 7        (820 ILCS 305/15) (from Ch. 48, par. 138.15)
 8        Sec.  15.   The Commission shall report in writing to the
 9    Governor on the 30th day of June, annually, the  details  and
10    results  of  its  administration of this Act, and may prepare
11    and issue such special bulletins and  reports  from  time  to
12    time  as may seem advisable. The annual report shall include,
13    but need not be limited to, the following:
14        (a)  Information as to the  type  of  insurance  coverage
15    elected by various employers in this State;
16        (b)  A  summary  of  the  information received in reports
17    filed by employers pursuant  to  Section  6(b)  such  as  the
18    average  weekly  wage  of  injured  workers,  the  number  of
19    injuries   and  diseases;  average  benefit  levels;  average
20    duration of disability, when available; the  average  payment
21    for  hospital  and  medical  care; average funeral benefit in
22    death cases; average benefit payment broken down by  type  of
23    benefit; and case disposition; and
24        (c)  Such   Other   information  about  the  Commission's
25    administration of this  Act  as  the  Commission  shall  deem
26    appropriate.
27    (Source: P.A. 81-1482.)

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