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EMS Legislation - Watch List (June 3, 2015)

BillSponsorSummaryAmendedSenate/HouseStatusSpecial Notes
HR0174Rep. Dan BradySCOTTS LAW DAYHouseResolution AdoptedDesignates December 23, 2015 and December 23, 2016 as Scott's Law Day in the State of Illinois and encourages people to remember Scott's Law and to move their vehicle over when they see emergency vehicles.
HJR0001Rep. Kathleen WillisEMERGENCY RESPONDER TASK FORCESenateAwaiting AdoptionResolution Adopted 111-001-000. On to the Senate, Passed the Senate.
HJR0037Rep. Mike SmiddyMOBILE HEALTHCARE TASKFORCEHouseReferred to Rules Committee (DEAD)Creates the Mobile Integrated Healthcare Task Force to identify and recommend ways that the State of Illinois can incorporate changes in our health care delivery system in order to increase the collaboration and utilization of our current health care workers while decreasing the associated costs.
HB0168Rep. Mary FlowersVEH CD-CHILD SEAT BELT SHARING2/4 HC #1HouseReferred to Rules Committee (DEAD)Moved from Rules 2-3-15 - Allows 2 children of the same size to use one seatbelt?? Amended 2/4 sent back to Rules Hearing February 18 @ 10:00 - Went Back to Rules Committee after 1st amendment - Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee Hearing Feb 19 2015 9:00AM
HB0220Rep. Donald MoffittFIRE PROTECT DIST-RESCUE TAXSenatePA 0004Amends the Fire Protection District Act. Provides that a board of trustees of a fire protection district may submit a question to increase the current special tax rate for the purpose of providing funds to pay the costs of emergency and rescue crews and equipment to the voters of the fire protection district by referendum. Provides the special tax rate may be raised to a maximum of .10%. Provides the language to be used in the referendum. - Counties & Townships Committee Hearing Feb 20 2015 9:00AM - PLEASE SLIP A SUPPORT POSITION - ADDED 2-14-15 NEW HEARING FEB. 26 10:00
HB0246Rep. Brian W. Stewart, Robert Pritchard, Elain NekritzCOMMEMORATIVE DATES - SCOTTS LAWSenateAssignmentsMoved from Rules 2-3-15 State Government Administration Committee Hearing Feb 19 2015 2:00PM-PLEASE SLIP A SUPPORT POSITION - ADDED 2-14-15 PASSED STATE GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE 14-0-0 FEB. 19. PLACED ON CALENDAR, SECOND READING - SHORT DEBATE 2-20-15 PLACED ON CALENDAR, THIRD READING - SHORT DEBATE
HB1398Rep. Thaddeus JonesSouth SUBURBAN TRAUMA CENTERHouseHuman ServicesAmends the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. Creates the South Suburban Trauma Center Fund. Provides for the construction of a south suburban trauma center. Provides that the Health Facilities Review Board, in consultation with the Department of Public Health, shall select a provider to operate and provide healthcare services to the trauma center. Amends the Emergency Telephone System Act and the Wireless Emergency Telephone Safety Act. Provides that from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2025, all surcharges shall be increased by $0.02 to be deposited into the South Suburban Trauma Center Fund. Amends the Toll Highway Act. From July 2, 2015 through June 30, 2025, imposes a $1 surcharge at the toll booth known as Plaza 47 to be deposited into the South Suburban Trauma Center Fund. Amends the State Finance Act. Adds the South Suburban Trauma Center Fund.
HB4121Rep. Robyn GabelEMS- STEMI Receiving CentersHouseRules Committee (DEAD)Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act and the State Finance Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health may designate a hospital as a STEMI Receiving Center or a STEMI Referring Center. Defines "STEMI" as a ST-elevated myocardial infarction. Provides certain requirements for designation as a STEMI Receiving Center. Establishes a State Acute Cardiac Event Advisory Subcommittee. Establishes Regional Acute Cardiac Event Advisory Subcommittees within each Regional EMS Advisory Committee. Creates the Acute Cardiac Event Data Collection Fund and provides that the moneys in the fund shall be used to support the collection of certain data and provides that any surplus fund shall be used to support the salary of the Department Stroke and Acute Cardiac Event Coordinator or for certain other purposes. In a provision concerning the Stroke Data Collection Fund, provides that any surplus funds shall be used by the Department to support the salary of the Department Stroke and Acute Cardiac Event Coordinator (instead of the Department Stroke Coordinator) or for certain other purposes. Contains provisions concerning definitions; rulemaking; annual fees for designation as a STEMI Receiving Center; suspension and revocation of a hospital's STEMI Receiving Center designation; and reporting of certain data. Makes other changes. Effective July 1, 2015.
HB0438Rep. Grant WehrliSCHOOL CD-ADMIN OPIOID ANTIDOTEHouseRules Committee (DEAD)Amends School Code. Allows a trained nurse to administer opioid antidote (Naloxone) in good faith with immunities. Same as SB0073 ASSIGNED TO SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE 2-23-15
HB974Rep. Michael MadiganPUBLIC AID - TECHHouseRules Committee (DEAD)Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning ambulance services payments. ADDED 2-20-15
HB1398Rep. Thaddeus JonesSOUTH SUBURBAN TRAUMA CENTERHouseRules Committee (DEAD)Amends the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. Creates the South Suburban Trauma Center Fund. Provides for the construction of a south suburban trauma center. Provides that the Health Facilities Review Board, in consultation with the Department of Public Health, shall select a provider to operate and provide healthcare services to the trauma center. Amends the Emergency Telephone System Act and the Wireless Emergency Telephone Safety Act. Provides that from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2025, all surcharges shall be increased by $0.02 to be deposited into the South Suburban Trauma Center Fund. Amends the Toll Highway Act. From July 2, 2015 through June 30, 2025, imposes a $1 surcharge at the toll booth known as Plaza 47 to be deposited into the South Suburban Trauma Center Fund. Amends the State Finance Act. Adds the South Suburban Trauma Center Fund. Added 2-10-15 - NIAFPD MOVED TO OPPOSE 2/21 ASSIGNED TO HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE 2-23-15
HB2724Rep. John AnthonyCONCEALED CARRY-SECURE FIREARMHouseRules Committee (DEAD)Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. If a concealed carry licensee carrying a firearm or a non-resident carrying a firearm in a vehicle as provided in the Act is contacted by emergency services personnel, the emergency services personnel may secure the firearm or direct that it be secured during the duration of the contact if the emergency services personnel determines that it is necessary for the safety of any person present, including the emergency services personnel. Provides that the licensee or nonresident shall submit to the order to secure the firearm. Provides that when emergency services personnel have determined that the licensee or non-resident is not a threat to the safety of any person present, including emergency services personnel, and if the licensee or non-resident is physically and mentally capable of possessing the firearm, the emergency services personnel shall return the firearm to the licensee or non-resident before releasing him or her from the scene and breaking contact. Provides that if the licensee or non-resident is transported for treatment to another location, the firearm shall be turned over to any peace officer. Provides that the peace officer shall provide a receipt which includes the make, model, caliber, and serial number of the firearm. ADDED 2-23-15 IFCA AND NIAFPD MOVED TO SUPPORT 2-25-15
HB2940Rep. Sam YinglingNALOXONE LIABILITY EXEMPTIONSHouseSubstance Abuse Special CommitteeAmends the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act. Provides that a health care professional who, acting in good faith, directly or by standing order, prescribes or dispenses an opioid antidote to a patient who, in the judgment of the health care professional, is capable of administering the drug in an emergency, shall not, as a result of his or her acts or omissions, "be liable for civil damages when administering naloxone in an emergency situation". Amends the Good Samaritan Act. Provides that any law enforcement officer or fireman, any emergency medical technician (EMT), and any first responder who in good faith provides emergency care to any person (rather than provides emergency care without fee or compensation) shall not, as a result of his or her acts or omissions, "be liable for civil damages when administering naloxone in an emergency situation".ADDED 2-25-15
HB3207Rep. Jay HoffmanMUNI CD - FIRE DEPT. REIMBURSEMENTHouseCities & Villages CommitteeAmends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that municipalities may fix, charge, and collect fees not exceeding the reasonable cost of the service for all services rendered by the municipal fire department against persons, businesses, and other entities who are not residents of the municipality. Sets limits on the amount of fees that may be fixed, charged, and collected. Provides that nothing in this Section shall allow a fee to be fixed, charged, or collected that is not allowed under any contract that a fire department has entered into with another entity, including, but not limited to, fire protection districts. ADDED 2-25-15
HB3221Rep. Pamela Reaves HarrisRAPID TREATMENT EMERGENCY CENTERSHC #1 3/16HouseRules Committee (DEAD)Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Authorizes the Department of Public Health to license freestanding rapid treatment emergency centers. Contains provisions concerning the requirements a facility must meet to be licensed as a freestanding rapid treatment emergency center. Requires the Department of Public Health to establish provisional licensure and licensing procedures by emergency rule. Makes related changes in the Emergency Medical Treatment Act, the Health Care Worker Background Check Act, the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act, and the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Amends the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. Prohibits a person from constructing, modifying, or establishing a freestanding rapid treatment emergency center without obtaining a certificate of need permit from the Health Facilities and Services Review Board. Requires the Health Facilities and Services Review Board to establish provisional permit application guidelines by emergency rule. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Contains provisions concerning reimbursements to freestanding rapid treatment emergency centers. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Directs the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to adopt rates to be paid for services delivered by a freestanding rapid treatment emergency center. ADDED 2-25-15 NEED EMS COMMITTEE REVIEW
HB3796Rep. Dan BradyLine of Duty Comp-ParamedicsHouseRules CommitteeAmends the Line of Duty Compensation Act. In the definition of "paramedic", deletes language limiting the scope of the term to members of an organized body or not-for-profit corporation under the jurisdiction of a city, village, incorporated town, fire protection district or county.
HB4121Rep. Robyan GabelEMS- STEMI Receiving CentersHouseRules Committee (DEAD)Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act and the State Finance Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health may designate a hospital as a STEMI Receiving Center or a STEMI Referring Center. Defines "STEMI" as a ST-elevated myocardial infarction. Provides certain requirements for designation as a STEMI Receiving Center. Establishes a State Acute Cardiac Event Advisory Subcommittee. Establishes Regional Acute Cardiac Event Advisory Subcommittees within each Regional EMS Advisory Committee. Creates the Acute Cardiac Event Data Collection Fund and provides that the moneys in the fund shall be used to support the collection of certain data and provides that any surplus fund shall be used to support the salary of the Department Stroke and Acute Cardiac Event Coordinator or for certain other purposes. In a provision concerning the Stroke Data Collection Fund, provides that any surplus funds shall be used by the Department to support the salary of the Department Stroke and Acute Cardiac Event Coordinator (instead of the Department Stroke Coordinator) or for certain other purposes. Contains provisions concerning definitions; rulemaking; annual fees for designation as a STEMI Receiving Center; suspension and revocation of a hospital's STEMI Receiving Center designation; and reporting of certain data. Makes other changes. Effective July 1, 2015.
SB0068Sen. Ira SilversteinDRIVING WITH COMPUTER HEADSETSSenateRules Committee (DEAD)Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Defines "mobile computing headset". Provides that a person may not operate a motor vehicle while wearing a mobile computing headset. Provides limited exceptions to this prohibition for (1) law enforcement officers or emergency vehicle operators in the performance of their official duties; (2) drivers using a mobile computing headset to communicate with emergency personnel; and (3) drivers that are parked on the shoulder of a roadway. ADDED 2-20-15
SB0073Sen. Michael ConnellySCHOOL CD-ADMIN OPIOID ANTIDOTESenateRules Committee (DEAD)Amends School Code. Allows a trained nurse to administer opioid antidote (Naloxone) in good faith with immunities - Public Health Hearing Feb 17 2015 1:00PM ADDED 2-14-15 NEW HEARING 3/3 1:00
SB0658Sen. Terry LinkBLOOD DONATION - PHYSICAL EXAMSenateNever CalledCalls already into Sen. Link via IFCA and LifeSource - UPDATE 2-6-15 - Senator Link will not advance the Bill.
SB0764Sen. John MulroeAEDS IN POLICE STATIONSSenatePassed Both HousesRequires each county sheriff to ensure that his or her office, in accordance with the requirements of the Automated External Defibrillator Act, is equipped with an operational and accessible automated external defibrillator and an adequate number of personnel trained to administer the automated external defibrillator. Makes a similar change regarding municipal police departments in the Illinois Municipal Code. Makes conforming changes in the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of Civil Administrative Code of Illinois and the Automated External Defibrillator Act. Hearing scheduled Public Health Committee Feb. 17 1:00 p.m. ADDED 2-12-15 POSTPONED 2-18-15
SB0793Sen. Linda HolmesEPA-PROHIBITS MIXING SHARPSAmended SA #1SenatePassed Both HousesAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2015, no person may knowingly mix sharps, including, but not limited to, hypodermic, intravenous, or other medical needles or syringes or other medical household waste containing used or unused sharps, including, but not limited to, hypodermic, intravenous, or other medical needles or syringes or other sharps, with any other material intended for collection as a recyclable material by a residential hauler. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2015, no person may knowingly place sharps into a container intended for collection by a commercial hauler for processing at a recycling center. Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2015, State agencies and local governments, as well as businesses and non-profit organizations may establish various specified sharps disposal programs. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency may provide educational materials to the public about the safe management and proper disposal of household generated sharps through the use of literature, websites, DVDs, a toll-free number, or any other method which the Agency deems appropriate. Effective immediately. Added 2-10-15 ASSIGNED TO ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION 2-17-15
SB1201Sen. Donne TrotterOPIOID ANTIDOTE-EMERGENCY CARESenateRules Committee (DEAD)Amends the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act. Provides that person who is not licensed to administer an opioid antidote, including State Police Officers, law enforcement officers of a local government agency, fire protection personnel, and fire fighters may administer an opioid antidote in an emergency if the person has been trained in the administration of opioid antidotes or has received documentation including drug overdose recognition, opioid antidote dosage and administration, and care for the overdose victim after administration of the overdose antidote. Defines "fire protection personnel", "fire fighter", "law enforcement officer", and "local government agency". Amends the State Police Act. Provides that officers appointed to the State Police must have successfully completed training in the administration of opioid antidotes for use in prehospital emergency medical care. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall conduct or approve a training program in opioid antidotes for use in prehospital emergency medical care. Amends the Illinois Fire Protection Training Act. Provides that minimum basic training requirements for schools that administer fire training programs must include training in the administration of opioid antidotes for use in prehospital emergency medical care. ADDED 2-14-15
SB1254Sen. Anthony MunozDHFS - GROUND AMBULANCE PAYMENTSSenateHuman ServicesAmends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides for payment for ground ambulance services under the medical assistance program. Provides that for ground ambulance services provided to a medical assistance recipient on or after January 1, 2016, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall provide payment to ground ambulance services providers for base charges and mileage charges based upon the lesser of the provider's charge, as reflected on the provider's claim form, or the Illinois Medicaid Ambulance Fee Schedule payment rates. Provides that effective January 1, 2016, the Illinois Medicaid Ambulance Fee Schedule shall be established and shall include only the ground ambulance services payment rates outlined in the Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule as promulgated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in effect as of July 1, 2013 and adjusted for the 4 Medicare Localities in Illinois, with an adjustment of 80% of the Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule payment rates, by Medicare Locality, for both base rates and mileage for all counties. Provides that for ground ambulance services provided where the point of pickup is in a rural county, the Department shall pay an amount equal to one and one-half times the ground mileage rate for the first 17 miles of such a transport and the ground mileage rate for the remaining miles of the transport. Makes other changes in connection with medical assistance payments for ground ambulance services. Effective July 1, 2015. ADDED 2-18-15 NIAFPD MOVED TO SUPOPORT 2/21 - THIS SHOULD HAVE NO DIRECT AFFECT ON THOSE THAT BILL IN BLS, ALS1 AND ALS2 PACKAGING. IF YOU ARE IN AN "ALA CARTE" BILLING PROCESS, THIS COULD AFFECT YOU. ASSIGNED TO HUMAN SERVICES 2-25-15
SB1273Sen. Anthony MunozDHFS - MANAGED CARE-AMBULANCESenatePlaced on Calendar for 3rd ReadingAmends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. In a provision concerning the Department of Healthcare and Family Services' contracts with Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and other entities reimbursed by risk based capitation, provides that MCOs shall utilize the Department's established methodology for determining the medical necessity of non-emergency transports by ambulance as specified in the Code. Provides that MCOs shall establish an appeals process for denied claims using the same forms and criteria for approval as specified in the Code. THIS RELATES ONLY TO BILLING BY MCO'S.
SB1415Sen. Linda HolmesOCCUPATIONAL DISEASE - PARKINSONSenateRules Committee (DEAD)Amends the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act. Provides that any condition or impairment of health of a firefighter, emergency medical technician, or paramedic that results directly or indirectly from Parkinson's disease resulting in any disability to the employee shall be rebuttably presumed to arise out of and in the course of the employee's firefighting, EMT, or paramedic employment and shall be rebuttably presumed to be causally connected to the hazards or exposures of the employment, except as otherwise specified. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State. ADDED 2-20-15 -
SB1161Sen. Chapin RoseFirework use TaxSenateRules Committee (DEAD)Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Provides that, beginning on January 1, 2016, in addition to all other rates of tax imposed under the Acts, a tax of 3.75% is imposed on the selling price of D.O.T. Class C common fireworks. Provides that "D.O.T. Class C common fireworks" has the meaning ascribed to it in the Pyrotechnic Use Act. Provides that, beginning on January 1, 2016, each month the Department shall pay into the Fire Prevention Fund 50% of the net revenue realized for the preceding month from the tax on the selling price of D.O.T. Class C common fireworks. Amends the Pyrotechnic Use Act. Provides that D.O.T. Class C common fireworks may only be purchased by individuals over the age of 18. Provides that the provision prohibiting the sale and use of fireworks does not apply to D.O.T. Class C common fireworks. Provides that fireworks may only be discharged by individuals over the age of 18. Effective immediately.
SB1692Sen. Patricia Van PeltRAPID TREATMENT EMERGENCY CENTERSSenateNever CalledAmends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Authorizes the Department of Public Health to license freestanding rapid treatment emergency centers. Contains provisions concerning the requirements a facility must meet to be licensed as a freestanding rapid treatment emergency center. Requires the Department of Public Health to establish provisional licensure and licensing procedures by emergency rule. Makes related changes in the Emergency Medical Treatment Act, the Health Care Worker Background Check Act, the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act, and the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Amends the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. Prohibits a person from constructing, modifying, or establishing a freestanding rapid treatment emergency center without obtaining a certificate of need permit from the Health Facilities and Services Review Board. Requires the Health Facilities and Services Review Board to establish provisional permit application guidelines by emergency rule. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Contains provisions concerning reimbursements to freestanding rapid treatment emergency centers. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Directs the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to adopt rates to be paid for services delivered by a freestanding rapid treatment emergency center. ADDED 2-20-15 -
SB1810Sen Terry LinkDHS-Drug Overdose PreventionAmmended SA #1SenateRules Committee (DEAD)Amends the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act. Provides that the following persons shall not, as a result of their acts or omissions, be liable for civil damages under the Department of Human Services' Drug Prevention Program: (i) a health care professional who, acting in good faith, directly or by standing order, prescribes or dispenses an opioid antidote to a patient who, in the judgment of the health care professional, is capable of administering the drug in an emergency; and (ii) a person who is not otherwise licensed to administer an opioid antidote but who is permitted under the Act to administer an opioid antidote in an emergency if the person has received certain patient information and believes in good faith that another person is experiencing a drug overdose.