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Pritzker approves several healthcare bills

9 May 2022 5:26 PM | Anonymous

Gov. JB Pritzker signed off Friday on several healthcare bills. [Health News Illinois 5.9.2022]

The new laws will:

·    Extend the time to 60 days for a physician assistant to file with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation a notice of employment or collaboration.

·    Remove language that would have repealed the existing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Services Act.

·    Amend the Health Care Surrogate Act to make several definition changes to align with previously enacted laws.

·    Allow the Department of Human Services to enter confidential data-sharing agreements with local health officials for substance use disorder patient records. The confidential records may be used to develop education programs or public health interventions relating to trends or conduct analyses and publish reports on prescribing trends.

·    Mandate insurance coverage for medically necessary breast reduction surgery.

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