IL SB1840 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-0)
Status: Enrolled on May 30 2021 - 75% progression
Action: 2021-06-28 - Sent to the Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

Summary

Amends the Community Benefits Act. Provides that the community benefits plans developed by a nonprofit hospital must describe activities the hospital is undertaking to address health equity, reduce health disparities, and improve community health. Provides that the annual report for the community benefits plan must include details about specified financial assistance applications received and processed by the hospital. Provides that, for a health system that includes more than one hospital, charity care spending and financial assistance application data must be reported separately for each individual hospital within the health system. Provides that a hospital shall make the annual hospital community benefits plan report submitted to the Attorney General available to the public by publishing the information on the hospital's website in the same location where annual reports are posted or on a prominent location on the homepage of the hospital's website. Provides that a hospital is not required to post its audited financial statements. Requires the Attorney General to provide notice on the Attorney General's website informing the public that, upon request, the Attorney General will provide the annual reports filed with the Attorney General. Makes changes concerning definitions. Makes other changes. Amends the Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act. Provides that a hospital meeting specified requirements shall provide: (1) a discount from its charges to any uninsured patient who applies for a discount and has family income of not more than 600% of the federal poverty income guidelines for all medically necessary health care services exceeding $150 (rather than $300) in any one inpatient admission or outpatient encounter; and (2) a charitable discount of 100% of its charges for all medically necessary health care services exceeding $150 (rather than $300) in any one inpatient admission or outpatient encounter to any uninsured patient who applies for a discount and has family income of not more than 200% of the federal poverty income guideline. Provides that the maximum amount that may be collected in a 12-month period for health care services provided by a hospital from a patient determined by that hospital to be eligible under specified provisions is 20% (rather than 25%) of the patient's family income. Requires hospital financial assistance applications to include language that directs the uninsured patient to contact the hospital's financial counseling department with questions or concerns, along with contact information for the financial counseling department, and a specified statement. Provides that a hospital shall permit an uninsured patient to apply for a discount within 90 (rather than 60) days of the date of discharge or date of service. Provides that a hospital shall offer specified uninsured patients an opportunity to be screened for and assistance with applying for public health insurance programs if there is a reasonable basis to believe that the uninsured patient may be eligible for a public health insurance program. Provides that, no later than September 1, 2022, the Attorney General shall provide data on the Attorney General's website regarding enforcement efforts performed under the Act from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Provides that, no later than September 1 of each year through September 1, 2027, the Attorney General shall annually provide data on the Attorney General's website regarding enforcement efforts performed under the Act from July 1 through June 30 of each year. Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2022.

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Title

HOSPITALS-FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2021-05-30 - Senate - Concurrence in Senate (Y: 59 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-05-26 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 112 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-04-21 - Senate - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 56 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-06-28SenateSent to the Governor
2021-05-30SenatePassed Both Houses
2021-05-30SenateSenate Concurs
2021-05-30SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 059-000-000
2021-05-29SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Health; 011-000-000
2021-05-29SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Health
2021-05-29SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
2021-05-29SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Mattie Hunter
2021-05-26SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 27, 2021
2021-05-26SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
2021-05-26HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 112-000-000
2021-05-21HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
2021-05-19HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
2021-05-18HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
2021-05-17HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
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
2021-05-13HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
2021-05-12HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
2021-05-12HouseDo Pass as Amended / Consent Calendar Executive Committee; 015-000-000
2021-05-12HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Executive Committee; by Voice Vote
2021-05-12HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
2021-05-12HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
2021-05-12HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
2021-05-05HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
2021-05-05HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive Committee
2021-05-05HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
2021-05-04HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2021-05-04HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
2021-05-04HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
2021-05-04HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
2021-04-28HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
2021-04-28HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
2021-04-23HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2021-04-23HouseFirst Reading
2021-04-22HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
2021-04-22HouseArrived in House
2021-04-21SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
2021-04-21SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
2021-04-21SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
2021-04-20SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2021
2021-04-20SenateSecond Reading
2021-04-20SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Hunter
2021-04-20SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Health; 011-000-000
2021-04-20SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Health
2021-04-19SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
2021-04-19SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
2021-04-15SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
2021-04-14SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 15, 2021
2021-04-14SenateDo Pass Health; 015-000-000
2021-04-13SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
2021-04-06SenateReported Back To Health; 004-001-000
2021-03-29SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
2021-03-29SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
2021-03-18SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
2021-03-16SenateTo Subcommittee on Public Health
2021-03-09SenateAssigned to Health
2021-02-26SenateReferred to Assignments
2021-02-26SenateFirst Reading
2021-02-26SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter

Code Citations

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2107622New CodeSee Bill Text
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210765Amended CodeCitation Text
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210895Amended CodeCitation Text

Illinois State Sources


Bill Comments 750

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