Comments: IL SB0500 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act. Deletes language providing that no hospital, physician and surgeon, procurement organization, or other person shall determine the ultimate recipient of an anatomical gift based upon a potential recipient's physical or mental disability, except to the extent that the physical or mental disability has been found by a physician and surgeon, following a case-by-case evaluation of the potential recipient, to be medically significant to the provision of the anatomical gift. Provides instead that a hospital, physician and surgeon, procurement organization, or other person shall not, solely on the basis of an individual's mental or physical disability: deem an individual ineligible to receive an anatomical gift or organ transplant; deny medical and other services related to organ transplantation, including evaluation, surgery, counseling, postoperative treatment, and services; refuse to refer the individual to a transplant center or other related specialist for the purpose of evaluation for or receipt of an organ transplant; refuse to place an individual on an organ transplant waiting list or place an individual at a lower priority position on the waiting list than the position at which the individual would have been placed if not for the individual's disability; or decline insurance coverage for any procedure associated with the receipt of the anatomical gift, including posttransplantation care. Provides that a hospital, physician and surgeon, procurement organization, or other person may take an individual's disability into account when making treatment or coverage recommendations or decisions solely to the extent that the physical or mental disability has been found by a physician or surgeon, following an individualized evaluation of the potential recipient, to be medically significant to the provision of the anatomical gift.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2021-07-23 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0147 [SB0500 Detail]

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