KRAUSE AND KLINGLER.
MANAGED CARE PLAN ACT TECHNICL
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act. Makes
technical changes in a Section concerning waiver of rights.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
215 ILCS 134/100
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 2310/2310-543 new
215 ILCS 134/43 new
Replaces the title and everything after the enacting clause.
Creates the Prompt Care Facility Registration Act. Requires
registration of prompt care facilities with the Department of Public
Health beginning January 1, 2004. Requires that a prompt care facility
(i) develop and implement referral and emergency transportation plans
for use in critical medical emergencies and (ii) educate the public
and prospective patients about the categories or types of health care
services available at prompt care facilities and their appropriate
use. Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of
the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department to
(i) define the categories or types of health care services available
at prompt care facilities, (ii) educate the public and prospective
patients about the categories or types of health care services
available at prompt care facilities and their appropriate uses, and
(iii) compile data regarding utilization of prompt care facilities and
report to the Governor and General Assembly regarding their function
and impact on the health delivery system and health care costs.
Amends the Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act. Requires health
care plans to ensure that their enrollees are clearly informed about
their rights and responsibilities in obtaining referrals to and making
appropriate use of prompt care facilities. Requires health care plans
to review the performance of and re-credential prompt care facilities
at least once every 3 years. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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