IL SB0567 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-0)
Status: Passed on July 23 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-07-23 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0153
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Amends the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987. Provides that an optometrist licensed under the Act may practice optometry through telehealth as authorized by the Act and the Telehealth Act. Provides that an optometrist treating a patient located in Illinois through telehealth must be licensed under the Act. Provides that an optometrist practicing optometry through telehealth is subject to the same standard of care and practice standards that are applicable to optometric services provided in a clinic or office setting. Provides that an optometrist may not provide telehealth services unless the optometrist has established a provider-patient relationship with the patient. Provides that an optometrist treating a patient through telehealth must perform a minimum eye examination as required by the Illinois Administrative Code before prescribing eyeglasses or contact lenses to the patient. Provides that if the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has reason to believe that a person has violated the provisions of the Act, it may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. Provides that the rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. Provides that failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued immediately. Defines terms.

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Roll Calls

2021-05-26 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 111 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-04-22 - Senate - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 57 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-07-23SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0153
2021-07-23SenateEffective Date January 1, 2022
2021-07-23SenateGovernor Approved
2021-06-24SenateSent to the Governor
2021-05-26SenatePassed Both Houses
2021-05-26HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 111-000-001
2021-05-21HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
2021-05-20HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
2021-05-18HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
2021-05-18HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
2021-05-14HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
2021-05-13HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
2021-05-13HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
2021-05-12HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
2021-05-12HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Health Care Licenses Committee; 008-000-000
2021-05-04HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
2021-04-23HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2021-04-23HouseFirst Reading
2021-04-22HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2021-04-22HouseArrived in House
2021-04-22SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
2021-04-22SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Villivalam
2021-04-22SenateRecalled to Second Reading
2021-04-21SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Licensed Activities; 007-000-000
2021-04-16SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
2021-04-15SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities
2021-04-14SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
2021-04-14SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ram Villivalam
2021-03-24SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 25, 2021
2021-03-24SenateSecond Reading
2021-03-19SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
2021-03-17SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 23, 2021
2021-03-17SenateDo Pass Licensed Activities; 008-000-000
2021-03-10SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
2021-03-04SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
2021-03-03SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities
2021-02-26SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
2021-02-24SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
2021-02-23SenateReferred to Assignments
2021-02-23SenateFirst Reading
2021-02-23SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Ram Villivalam

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
2258015.4New CodeSee Bill Text
225809Amended CodeCitation Text

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