IL HR0021 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Passed on May 9 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-05-09 - Resolution Adopted
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Recognizes that Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a tragic, disabling disease that destroys the lives of many patients and takes a severe toll on their families, friends, and caretakers. Recognizes and affirms the commitment of Illinois to improving the availability and quality of medical and supportive care for ME patients. Recommends that the National Institutes of Health fund ME research at a level commensurate with similarly burdensome disease. Encourages universities in Illinois to focus research attention on this underserved disease. Recommends that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disseminate new ME medical education, updated in accordance with the National Academy of Medicine recommendations, the recommendations of the United States Department of Health and Human Services' CFS Advisory Committee, and the best practices of disease experts. Encourages media organizations to inform the public about the seriousness of the disease.

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2017-05-09HouseResolution Adopted
2017-03-23HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Resolutions
2017-03-23HouseRecommends Be Adopted Health & Healthcare Disparities Committee; 005-000-000
2017-03-22HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
2017-03-20HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
2017-02-02HouseAssigned to Health & Healthcare Disparities Committee
2017-01-24HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2017-01-24HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
2017-01-04HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski

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