• SB1564 HLTH CARE RIGHT OF CONSCIENCE

  • Illinois 99th General Assembly

Judiciary

Amends the Health Care Right of Conscience Act. Makes changes in the Section concerning findings and policy. Defines "access to care and information protocols" and "material information". Provides that notwithstanding any other law, a health care facility, or any physician or health care personnel working in the facility, may refuse to permit, perform, assist in, counsel about, suggest, recommend, refer for, or participate in health care services because of a conscience-based objection only if the refusal occurs in accordance with written access to care and information protocols designed to ensure that (1) the patient receives material information in a timely fashion; and (2) the refusal will not impair the patient's health by causing delay of or inability to access the refused health care service. Provides that nothing in the Act shall be construed to prevent a health care facility from requiring that physicians or health care personnel working in the facility comply with access to care and information protocols. Makes other changes in Sections concerning: (i) discrimination by employers or institutions; and (ii) liability.

Related bills and amendments:

SB1564 - HFA1
SB1564 - SFA3

Witness Slip Information

Name Firm, Business, or agency Representing
Joel Rubin National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter National Association of Social Workers - Illinois Chapter
Phil Milsk Law Offices of Phil Milsk American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Maura Quinlan MacNeal Ob.Gyn Associates