IL SB1636 | 2023-2024 | 103rd General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)
Status: Introduced on February 8 2023 - 25% progression
Action: 2024-03-13 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
Pending: Senate Assignments Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that for the purpose of removing barriers to the timely treatment of serious mental illnesses, prior authorization mandates and utilization management controls shall not be imposed under the fee-for-service and managed care medical assistance programs on any FDA-approved prescription drug that is recognized by a generally accepted standard medical reference as effective in the treatment of conditions specified in the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association. Provides that the following shall be permitted for prescription drugs covered under the amendatory Act: (i) clinically appropriate drug utilization review (DUR) edits, including, but not limited to, drug-to-drug, drug-age, and drug-dose; (ii) generic drug substitution if a generic drug is available for the prescribed medication in the same dosage and formulation; and (iii) any utilization management control that is necessary for the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to comply with any current consent decrees or federal waivers. Defines "serious mental illness".

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2024-03-13SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
2024-02-22SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura
2024-01-30SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
2024-01-24SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
2024-01-23SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
2023-12-18SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
2023-03-10SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
2023-03-07SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
2023-02-28SenateAssigned to Appropriations - Health and Human Services
2023-02-09SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
2023-02-08SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
2023-02-08SenateReferred to Assignments
2023-02-08SenateFirst Reading
2023-02-08SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Sara Feigenholtz

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
30555-5.12fNew CodeSee Bill Text

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