Comments: IL SB1909 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Requires certain group health insurance policies and other specified policies to provide coverage of medically necessary treatment for postpartum complications as determined by the woman's treating physician. Makes conforming changes in the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the School Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, and the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act. Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Adds provisions regarding birthing facilities and neonatal and maternal care designations. Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services may establish the Nurse-Family Partnership Pilot Program. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that women during pregnancy and during a 12-month (rather than 60-day) period are eligible for medical assistance. Provides that otherwise eligible women shall receive coverage for doula services, perinatal depression screenings, and other services. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall seek approval of a State Plan amendment to expand coverage for family planning services to women whose income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Makes other changes. Amends the Adoption Act. Removes a rebuttable presumption regarding a parent's unfitness if, at birth, the urine, blood, or meconium of the parent's child contains any amount of specified controlled substances. Makes conforming changes to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act and the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 23-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-24 - Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019 [SB1909 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

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