Legislative Update - December 11, 2018

December 11, 2018 - Update on Senate Bill 0904 & House Bill 5769

  • On November 27th, the Illinois House and Senate overrode a veto by Governor Rauner for Senate Bill 0904. This law attempts to protect medical care access through workers’ compensation for injured individuals. The Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) was instrumental in their efforts on this legislation. For more details, visit ISMS here: https://www.isms.org/home/ or follow the link: SB0904
  • Also on November 27th, The Senate Human Services Committee passed HB 5769. It is now waiting for a signature from Governor Rauner. The Illinois Psychiatric Society has been a strong supporter of this bill that attempts to streamline prior authorization forms used by prescribing providers for prescription drug benefits.  More information here: HB5769