Bill Text: IL HB2544 | 2013-2014 | 98th General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Creates the Accountable Care Organization Clinical Laboratory Testing Advisory Board Act. Provides that every accountable care organization providing diagnosis and treatment for patients in this State must establish an advisory board to consider and recommend guidelines or protocols for clinical laboratory testing. Provides that the membership of a clinical laboratory testing advisory board must include at least one physician who is legally affiliated with the accountable care organization and is a medical director of a clinical laboratory that is providing services for the accountable care organization. Provides that an advisory board may make recommendations to the accountable care organization's governing board for the adoption of guidelines or protocols with respect to clinical laboratory testing. Provides that nothing in the Act requires an accountable care organization's governing board to adopt a clinical laboratory testing guideline or protocol recommended by the accountable care organization's advisory board. Effective January 1, 2014.

Status: (Passed) 2014-07-16 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0708 [HB2544 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2013-HB2544-Chaptered.html



Public Act 098-0708
HB2544 EnrolledLRB098 08629 DRJ 38748 b
AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Accountable Care Organization Clinical Laboratory Testing
Advisory Board Act.
Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
"Advisory board" means a clinical laboratory testing
advisory board established under this Act.
"Clinical laboratory testing" means any test or analysis
performed in a clinical laboratory as defined in Section 2-103
of the Illinois Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank Act or that
is otherwise subject to Section 353 of the Public Health
Service Act (42 U.S.C. 263a).
Section 10. Advisory board required. Every accountable
care organization providing diagnosis and treatment for
patients in this State must establish an advisory board to
consider and recommend guidelines or protocols for clinical
laboratory testing.
Section 15. Advisory board membership. Every advisory
board established under this Act must include in its membership
at least one physician who:
(1) is legally affiliated with the accountable care
organization; and
(2) is a medical director, as defined in Section 2-104
of the Illinois Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank Act, of
a clinical laboratory that is providing services for the
accountable care organization or a pathologist designated
by such a medical director.
Section 20. Advisory board functions.
(a) An advisory board may make recommendations to the
accountable care organization's governing board for the
adoption of guidelines or protocols for (i) clinical laboratory
testing used for diagnostic purposes or disease management and
(ii) pathologist consultation on episodes of care.
(b) An advisory board may recommend guidelines or protocols
for clinical laboratory testing to ensure appropriate use of
such testing.
Section 25. Adoption of advisory board recommendations.
Notwithstanding the requirement of this Act to establish a
clinical laboratory testing advisory board, nothing contained
in this Act shall be construed to require an accountable care
organization's governing board to adopt a clinical laboratory
testing guideline or protocol recommended by the accountable
care organization's advisory board.
Section 30. Application of Act. Nothing in this Act applies
to an accountable care organization owned or operated by or
affiliated with any of the following:
(1) The Cook County Health and Hospitals System.
(2) The University of Illinois.
(3) A hospital licensed under the Hospital Licensing
Act.
(4) A hospital affiliate as defined in the Hospital
Licensing Act.
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2015.
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