IL SB0764 | 2023-2024 | 103rd General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-5)
Status: Passed on August 4 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-08-04 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0482
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Creates the Vision Care Plan Regulation Act. Provides that no vision care organization may issue a contract that requires an eye care provider, as a condition of participation in the vision care plan, to provide services or materials to an enrollee at a fee set by the vision care plan unless the services or materials are covered under the vision care plan. Provides that an eye care provider who chooses not to accept amounts set by a vision care plan for noncovered services or noncovered materials shall post a specified notice. Requires fees for covered services and materials to be reasonable and clearly listed on a fee schedule provided to the eye care provider. Prohibits a vision care organization from misrepresenting the benefits of a vision care plan as a means of selling coverage or communicating the benefit coverage to enrollees. Provides that the Act applies to any subcontractors used by a vision care organization to supply materials or services to an eye care provider or an enrollee under a vision care plan. Prohibits a vision care organization from restricting an eye care provider's freedom to choose suppliers, materials, or labs or from requiring an eye care provider to purchase materials from a source owned by the entity that issued the vision care plan. Provides that fees paid for materials supplied by a non-network lab are not required to be identical to fees paid for materials ordered through a network lab, but non-network lab fees shall be reasonable. Provides that a vision care organization and its officers, directors, agents, and employees are subject to specified laws. Provides that at the request of an enrollee, an eye care provider recommending an out-of-network source or supplier of vision care materials to an enrollee shall provide written notice to the enrollee stating that the source or supplier is an out-of-network laboratory or supplier of vision care materials, and any business interest the eye care provider has in the out-of-network source or supplier recommended to the enrollee. Provides that an eye care provider is required to offer an enrollee in-network sources or suppliers of vision care materials at the enrollee's request. Provides that the terms, fees, discounts, or reimbursement rates in a vision care plan may not be changed during the term of the contract unless mutually agreed to in writing by the eye care provider and the vision care organization. Provides that a change proposed to a vision care plan by the vision care organization shall become effective if the eye care provider fails to respond to the vision care organization within 60 days after receipt of notice of the proposed changes. Provides that the terms of a vision care plan contract that is amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the Act shall comply with the provisions. Provides that a vision care plan may enter into an agreement with a health care plan to deliver routine vision care services that are covered under the enrollee's plan. Provides that a vision care plan may act as a network regarding routine vision care services offered by a health care plan. Makes other changes. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act to provide that any person who violates the Vision Care Plan Regulation Act commits an unlawful practice. Effective immediately.

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Roll Calls

2023-05-17 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 115 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-05-04 - Senate - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 57 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-08-04SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0482
2023-08-04SenateEffective Date August 4, 2023
2023-08-04SenateGovernor Approved
2023-06-15SenateSent to the Governor
2023-05-17SenatePassed Both Houses
2023-05-17HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
2023-05-17HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2023-05-17HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Matt Hanson
2023-05-17HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
2023-05-17HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert "Bob" Rita
2023-05-16HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
2023-05-16HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2023-05-16HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr.
2023-05-16HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam M. Niemerg
2023-05-16HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
2023-05-16HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2023-05-16HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Insurance Committee; 012-000-000
2023-05-15HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Travis Weaver
2023-05-12HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
2023-05-12HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
2023-05-11HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs
2023-05-09HouseCommittee/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 19, 2023
2023-05-09HouseAssigned to Insurance Committee
2023-05-09HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2023-05-09HouseFirst Reading
2023-05-09HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Anna Moeller
2023-05-08HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch
2023-05-08HouseArrived in House
2023-05-04SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner
2023-05-04SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
2023-05-04SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
2023-05-04SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Castro
2023-05-04SenateRecalled to Second Reading
2023-05-04SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 010-000-000
2023-05-03SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Cristina Castro
2023-05-03SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
2023-05-03SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
2023-05-03SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
2023-04-28SenateRule 2-10(a) Third Reading Deadline Established As May 25, 2023
2023-03-31SenateRule 2-10(a) Third Reading Deadline Established As April 28, 2023
2023-03-10SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 21, 2023
2023-03-10SenateSecond Reading
2023-03-09SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 10, 2023
2023-03-09SenateDo Pass Executive; 011-000-000
2023-03-02SenateAssigned to Executive
2023-02-02SenateReferred to Assignments
2023-02-02SenateFirst Reading
2023-02-02SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon

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