HB 1976

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 102nd Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 21, 2021
  • Passed House Apr 21, 2021
  • Senate
  • Governor

Optometric Practice-Telehealth

Abstract

Amends the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987. Provides that an optometrist licensed under the Act may practice optometry through telehealth as authorized by the Act and the Telehealth Act. Provides that an optometrist treating a patient located in Illinois through telehealth must be licensed under the Act. Provides that an optometrist practicing optometry through telehealth is subject to the same standard of care and practice standards that are applicable to optometric services provided in a clinic or office setting. Provides that an optometrist may not provide telehealth services unless the optometrist has established a provider-patient relationship with the patient. Provides that an optometrist treating a patient through telehealth must perform a minimum eye examination as required by the Illinois Administrative Code before prescribing eyeglasses or contact lenses to the patient. Provides that if the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has reason to believe that a person has violated the provisions of the Act, it may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. Provides that the rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. Provides that failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued immediately. Defines terms. Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes reference to: 225 ILCS 80/9 225 ILCS 80/15.4 new Adds reference to: 225 ILCS 80/4 from Ch. 111, par. 3904 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning holding a license.

Bill Sponsors (18)

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Oct 13, 2021

Senate

Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)(ii) this bill shall not be re-referred to the Committee on Assignment pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b).

Aug 26, 2021

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading August 31, 2021

Senate

Approved for Consideration Assignments

Aug 25, 2021

Senate

Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As December 1, 2021

Jun 15, 2021

Senate

Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

May 31, 2021

Senate

Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As June 15, 2021

May 27, 2021

Senate

Do Pass as Amended Executive; 009-005-000

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 28, 2021

Senate

Second Reading

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading

Senate

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted

May 26, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments

Senate

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive

Senate

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon

May 21, 2021

Senate

Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 29, 2021

May 18, 2021

Senate

Assigned to Executive

Apr 22, 2021

Senate

First Reading

Senate

Referred to Assignments

Senate

Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam

Apr 21, 2021

Senate

Arrive in Senate

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading April 22, 2021

House

Third Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 117-000-000

Apr 20, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter

Apr 16, 2021

House

Third Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day

Apr 14, 2021

House

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar

House

Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar

House

Second Reading - Consent Calendar

Mar 18, 2021

House

Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick

Mar 17, 2021

House

Do Pass / Consent Calendar Health Care Licenses Committee; 008-000-000

Mar 09, 2021

House

Assigned to Health Care Licenses Committee

Mar 08, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan

Mar 04, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi

Mar 02, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste

Mar 01, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs

Feb 26, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah

Feb 25, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

Feb 24, 2021

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis

Feb 18, 2021

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll

Feb 17, 2021

House

First Reading

House

Referred to Rules Committee

Feb 16, 2021

House

Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Anna Moeller

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