92nd General Assembly
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   New Act                                                                     
   215 ILCS 5/155.23         from Ch. 73, par. 767.23                          
   215 ILCS 5/155.24         from Ch. 73, par. 767.24                          

        Creates the Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act and amends  the      
   Illinois  Insurance Code. Prohibits payment for procuring patients and      
   clients and  inducing  patients  or  clients  to  obtain  services  or      
   benefits  that  may  be  the basis of an insurance claim. Authorizes a      
   person to bring an action against those who violate the Act or Article      
   46 of the Criminal Code of 1961 and obtain, in addition to  any  other      
   penalties  prescribed  by law, a civil penalty of not less than $5,000      
   nor more than $10,000. Authorizes the Attorney General  or  a  State's      
   Attorney  to intervene in and control an action brought under the Act.      
   Provides a remedy for employees  who  suffer  retaliation  because  of      
   actions  taken  by  the employee in furtherance of an action under the      
   Act. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code to  expand  fraudulent  claims      
   reporting requirements.                                                     
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Provides that except as otherwise permitted or authorized by law,      
   rather than as permitted under  the  Illinois  Rules  of  Professional      
   Conduct  and  the Medical Practice Act of 1987, it is unlawful to make      
   payments  to  procure   patients   or   clients.    Excludes   payment      
   arrangements between insurers and health care providers from the scope      
   of the bill.                                                                
   FEB-21-2001  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-21-2001  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   FEB-28-2001  S       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               INS & PENS.           
   MAR-06-2001  S                                 POSTPONED                       
   MAR-20-2001  S                             AMENDMENT NO. 01-INS & PENS.   S    
   MAR-20-2001  S                                   ADOPTED                       
   MAR-20-2001  S       DO PASS AS AMENDED                  008-000-000   SINS    
   MAR-20-2001  S  PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING  01-03-21              
   MAR-21-2001  S  SECOND READING                                                 
   MAR-21-2001  S  PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READING  01-03-22              
   MAR-27-2001  S  THIRD READING - PASSED                   057-000-000           
   MAR-27-2001  H  HOUSE SPONSOR                            WINTERS               
   MAR-27-2001  H  ARRIVE IN HOUSE                                                
   MAR-27-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   MAR-27-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   APR-03-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               JUD-CIVIL LAW         
   MAY-03-2001  H  DO PASS/SHORT DEBATE                     012-000-000   HJUA    
   MAY-03-2001  H  PLACED CALENDAR 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                       
   MAY-08-2001  H  SECOND READING-SHORT DEBATE                                    
   MAY-08-2001  H  PLCD CAL ORDER 3RD READING-SHORT DEBATE                        
   MAY-09-2001  H  THIRD READING/SHORT DEBATE/PASSED        114-000-000           
   MAY-09-2001  S  PASSED BOTH HOUSES                                             
   JUN-07-2001  S  SENT TO THE GOVERNOR                                           
   AUG-02-2001  S  GOVERNOR APPROVED                                              
   AUG-02-2001  S                            EFFECTIVE DATE 02-01-01              
   AUG-02-2001  S  PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0233               


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