|Public Act 094-0646
||LRB094 10123 RAS 40384 b
AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Electronic Health Records Taskforce Act.
Electronic Health Records Taskforce
There is hereby created the Electronic Health
Records Taskforce, hereinafter referred to as the EHR
Taskforce. The EHR Taskforce shall be convened by the
Department of Public Health, in coordination with the
Department of Public Aid and the Department of Human Services.
Taskforce duties; membership.
(a) The EHR Taskforce shall create a plan for the
development and utilization of electronic health records (EHR)
in the State in order to improve the quality of patient care,
increase the efficiency of health care practice, improve
safety, and reduce health care errors. The EHR plan shall
provide policy guidance for application for federal, State, or
private grants to phase in utilization of EHR by health care
(b) The Taskforce shall include representatives of
physicians, hospitals, pharmacies and long-term health care
facilities, academic health care centers, payors, patients and
consumers, and information technology providers.
(c) The Taskforce shall prepare and submit a report on the
EHR plan to the General Assembly by December 31, 2006.
The EHR plan shall include, but not
be limited to, a consideration of all of the following:
(1) key components of and standards for comprehensive
EHR systems for recording, storing, analyzing and