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Public Act 094-0501




Public Act 094-0501
HB2344 Enrolled LRB094 09050 RSP 39271 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by adding Section 2310-33 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-33 new)
    Sec. 2310-33. Access to patient claims and encounter data.
To establish reasonable billing rates for persons requesting
electronic access to patient data collected under Section 4-2
of the Illinois Health Finance Reform Act for use by a
requesting entity, including, but not limited to, an agency,
academic research organization, or private sector
organization, and for producing studies, data products, or
analyses of such data. All moneys received by the Department
from the billing authorized under this Section must be
deposited into the Public Health Special State Projects Fund.
In providing electronic access to patient claims and encounter
data, the Department shall undertake all steps necessary under
State and federal law, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (12
U.S.C. §1811 et. seq.) and the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act privacy regulations (45 C.F.R. Part 164), to
protect patient confidentiality in order to prevent the
identification of individual patients.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/8/2005