Bill Sponsor
Illinois House Bill 240
Session 102nd
Ins Code-Public Adjusters
Became Law
Became Law
Became Law on Jan 18, 2023
Gregory Harris
Ann Gillespie
First Action
Jan 25, 2021
Latest Action
Jan 18, 2023
Origin Chamber
Bill Number
Sponsorship by Party
House Votes (3)
Senate Votes (1)
Motion Text
Concurrence, Amendment 1
House Roll Call Votes
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a public adjuster shall ensure that a contract between a public adjuster and insured contains the email address of the public adjuster. Provides that a public adjuster shall provide the insurer with an exact copy of the contract with the insured by email within 2 business days after execution of the contract. Provides that a public adjuster shall not provide services until a written contract with the insured has been executed and an exact copy of the contract has been provided to the insurer. Provides that, at the option of an insured, any contract between a public adjuster and the insured shall be voidable for 5 business days after the copy of the contract has been received by the insurer. Provides that the insured may void the contract by notifying the public adjuster in writing by sending an email to the email address shown on the contract. Repeals the Public Insurance Adjusters and Registered Firms Article of the Illinois Insurance Code. Effective immediately. House Floor Amendment No. 1 Adds reference to: 215 ILCS 5/1510 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. In provisions concerning a contract between public adjuster and insured, provides that a public adjuster may also provide an exact copy of the contract to the insurer's authorized representative for receiving notice of loss or damage in specified circumstances. Provides that a public adjuster may provide emergency services before a written contract with the insured has been executed. Provides that at the option of the insured, any written public adjuster contract shall be voidable for 5 business days after the copy has been received by the insurer, except as provided in the Fire Damage Representation Agreement Act. Defines "adjusting insurance claims" and "compensation". Changes a definition of "public adjuster". Removes a definition of "adjusting a claim for loss or damage covered by an insurance contract". Effective immediately. Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Deletes reference to: 215 ILCS 5/1510 215 ILCS 5/1575 215 ILCS 5/Art. XXXI.75 rep. Adds reference to: 5 ILCS 100/5-45.35 new 20 ILCS 3960/8.9a new 210 ILCS 45/3-202.05 210 ILCS 49/1-102 210 ILCS 85/3 225 ILCS 6/30 225 ILCS 6/35 225 ILCS 6/150 225 ILCS 100/18.1 new 305 ILCS 5/5-5.2 from Ch. 23, par. 5-5.2 305 ILCS 5/5-5.7b 305 ILCS 5/5B-2 from Ch. 23, par. 5B-2 305 ILCS 66/20-10 305 ILCS 66/20-20 725 ILCS 5/104-17 from Ch. 38, par. 104-17 725 ILCS 5/104-23 from Ch. 38, par. 104-23 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Provides that, on and after January 1, 2023, "hospital" includes rural emergency hospitals, as defined under specified federal provisions. Allows the Department of Public Health to adopt emergency rules and makes a conforming change in the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Amends the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. Provides that any party that has previously received approval by the Health Facilities and Services Review Board to re-establish a previously discontinued general acute care hospital in accordance with a specified provision of the Act shall have the automatic right to extend the project completion date listed by the party in the party's certificate of exemption application by providing notice to the Board of the new project completion date. Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that beginning January 1, 2025, monetary penalties shall be imposed on facilities subject to the Act for non-compliance with certain staffing ratio requirements. Amends the Behavior Analyst Licensing Act. Provides that a person qualifies to be licensed as a behavior analyst or an assistant behavior analyst if that person is a graduate of a graduate level program in the field of behavior analysis or a related field with an equivalent course of study in behavior analysis (rather than just the field of behavior analysis). Provides that notwithstanding the provisions providing that the Act does not prohibit an individual from implementing a behavior analytic treatment plan under the extended authority, direction, and supervision of a licensed behavior analyst or licensed assistant behavior analyst, no business organization shall provide, attempt to provide, or offer to provide behavior analysis services unless every individual who holds an ownership interest holds a currently valid licensed issued under the Act. Amends the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides a one-time fee waiver for Fiscal Year 2023. Provides that no individual may benefit from such waiver more than once. Provides that if an individual has already paid a fee for Fiscal Year 2023, then the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall apply the moneys to the next required fee. Amends the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013. Excludes from the definition of "consumer" individuals who are subject to a court order requiring placement in secure inpatient care in the custody of the Department of Human Services. Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that by December 31, 2022, the Department Healthcare and Family Services shall obtain appropriate documentation from Qualifying Ground Ambulance Service Providers to ascertain an accurate count of the number of licensed vehicles available to serve enrollees in the State's medical assistance programs. Provides that by February 28, 2023, Qualifying Ground Ambulance Service Providers shall be initially notified of their eligible award. Provides that after March 31, 2024, any unobligated funds shall be reallocated pro rata to the remaining Qualifying Ground Ambulance Service Providers that are able to prove up eligible expenses in excess of their initial award amount until all such appropriated funds are exhausted. Makes changes in a provision on funds awarded for a COVID-19 response support initiative. Makes changes concerning the Medicaid Access Adjustment for nursing facilities. Amends the Long-Term Care Provider Funding Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that, subject to federal approval, a $7 occupied bed day assessment shall be imposed on any nursing facility owned and operated by a county government. Amends the Rebuild Illinois Mental Health Workforce Act. In provisions concerning Medicaid funding for community mental health services, provides that, subject to federal approval, a one-time directed payment must be made in calendar year 2023 for community mental health services provided by community mental health providers. Requires the one-time directed payment to be for an amount appropriated for these purposes and to be for services for Integrated Assessment and Treatment Planning and other intensive services, including, but not limited to, services for Mobile Crisis Response, crisis intervention, medication monitoring, and group services. Provides that no base Medicaid rate payment or any other payment for the provision of Medicaid community mental health services in place on January 1, 2023 shall be diminished or changed to make the required reimbursement changes required under the Act. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Contains provisions concerning court orders for inpatient treatment for defendants with a mental disability. Effective immediately. Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Provides that the amounts and services used for designing and distributing one-time directed payments shall not be construed to require any future rate or funding increases for the same or other mental health services. Removes group services from specified intensive services for which a one-time directed payment shall be made.
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