Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Optometrists Lien Act. Provides that every licensed
optometrist practicing in Illinois shall have a lien upon all claims
and causes of action for the amount of his or her reasonable charges.
Provides for notice and service of the lien. Provides that payment in
good faith to a person other than the licensed optometrist prior to
the service of notice of the lien shall, to the extent of the payment
made, bar or prevent the creation of a lien. Provides for attachment
of the lien to any verdict, judgment, order, or compromise settlement
in any suit or action by the injured person based on a negligent or
wrongful act. Provides for the examination of a licensed optometrist's
records by the injured person. Provides that failure to comply with
the provisions of this Act shall cause the lien to become null and
void. Provides for the adjudication of claims under this Act.
Provides that no lien under this Act affects the priority of any liens
under the Attorneys Lien Act or the Hospital Lien Act.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0165
Last action date: 97-07-23
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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