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Public Act 098-0448





Public Act 098-0448
HB2760 EnrolledLRB098 09342 DRJ 39483 b

    AN ACT concerning health facilities.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Home Health, Home Services, and Home Nursing
Agency Licensing Act is amended by adding Section 6.4 as
    (210 ILCS 55/6.4 new)
    Sec. 6.4. Oversight and direction of skilled home care
services. A physician licensed in another state may oversee or
direct the delivery of skilled home care services provided by
home health and home nursing agencies licensed in Illinois
following care or treatment originally provided to the patient
in the state in which the physician is licensed to practice
medicine until care is transitioned to a physician licensed to
practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois under the
following conditions:
        (1) The out-of-state physician shall ask the patient
    whether the patient has a primary care physician in
    Illinois. If the patient has a primary care physician in
    Illinois, the out-of-state physician shall contact the
    primary care physician and obtain the concurrence of that
    individual for ordering home health care services. The
    out-of-state physician shall make a notation of that
    contact in the patient's medical record.
        (2) The transition period may not exceed 90 days of
    skilled home care services except as provided by paragraph
    (3) of this Section.
        (3) The transition period may be up to 180 days of
    skilled home care services for patients where home health
    services are needed to care for 2 or more medical
    conditions requiring intensive management by 2 or more
    physicians, with documentation supporting unsuccessful
    efforts in identifying an appropriate physician in
    Illinois within the initial 90-day time period.
        (4) Any significant change in the patient's condition
    shall be communicated by the Illinois licensed agency to
    the out-of-state physician and the patient's Illinois
    licensed physician.
        (5) A copy of the license or evidence of licensure by
    another state of the out-of-state physician must be
    retained in the patient's chart.

Effective Date: 1/1/2014