IL HB5787 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on August 12 2022 - 25% progression
Action: 2022-09-21 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the Reproductive Liberty and Dignity Act. Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Public Health to establish reproductive health clinics meeting specified requirements throughout the State. Amends the Equity and Representation in Health Care Act. Provides that a licensed certified professional midwife is a "health care professional". Provides that a reproductive health clinic established at a nonprofit community health center is a "medical facility". Defines "licensed certified professional midwife". Amends the Birth Center Licensing Act. Makes changes to the definition of "birth center". Amends the Licensed Certified Professional Midwife Practice Act. Provides that a licensed certified professional midwife may provide out-of-hospital care to a childbearing individual who has had a previous cesarean section if it is authorized by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Removes language prohibiting a licensed certified professional midwife from (1) performing an abortion or (2) knowingly accepting responsibility for prenatal or intrapartum care of a client with alcoholism or alcohol abuse or drug addiction or abuse. Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Removes language providing that "neglected child" means, among other things, any child who is a newborn infant whose blood, urine, or meconium contains any amount of a controlled substance. Amends the Medical Patient Rights Act. Makes changes to provisions regarding the rights of women with regard to pregnancy and childbirth. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, unless specified exceptions exist, a patient has the right for a physician, health care provider, health services corporation, or insurance company to administer specified medical tests without disclosing the results of the test to a law enforcement agency or to the Department of Children and Family Services. Establishes penalties for violating the provisions. Amends the Vital Records Act. Makes changes to provisions regarding certificates of stillbirth.

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2022-09-21HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
2022-08-12HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers

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