HB 2609 – Illinois

Status: In Process
Year Introduced: 2023
Link: https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=2609&GAID=17&GA=103&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=147719&SessionID=112

Creates the Hospital Price Transparency Act. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, a facility (a hospital licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act, organized under the University of Illinois Hospital Act, or licensed under the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act) must make specified information public. Requires facilities to maintain lists of standard charges and shoppable services and ensure that the lists are available at all times to the public. Contains reporting requirements. Requires the Department of Public Health to monitor each facility’s compliance with the requirements of the Act and to enforce compliance with the Act. Provides that facilities that violate the Act must submit and implement a corrective action plan. Establishes the Hospital Price Transparency Fund as a special fund in the State treasury and makes a conforming change in the State Finance Act. Requires administrative penalties collected under the Act to be deposited into the Fund. Provides that moneys in the Fund shall be used by the Department for expenses relating to the implementation, administration, and enforcement of the Act. Contains other provisions. Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act. Requires the University of Illinois Hospital to comply with the Hospital Price Transparency Act. Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Provides that any report submitted to the Department under the Hospital Price Transparency Act and any information or data contained in such a report is subject to disclosure to the public by the Department. Requires hospitals licensed under the Act to comply with the Hospital Price Transparency Act. Effective January 1, 2024.

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