January 21, 2022

This summary lists the bills that were reported passed by Senate Committees during the week of January 17-21, 2022. More information about these bills is available at the Illinois General Assembly Web site at https://ilga.gov/.

Health

Surgical Smoke Evacuation (SB 3011): Provides a new definition for a “surgical smoke plume evacuation system,” which is a dedicated device that is designed to capture, transport, and filter surgical smoke plume. States that the device is to protect all the individuals in the room, not just the employees.

Follow-up Healthcare (SB 3023): Changes the “follow-up healthcare” definition for medical forensic services to be rendered, from 90 days after initial visit to 180 days.

Healthcare Access and Availability

Alzheimer’s Disease/Related Dementia (SB 2993):  Amends the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Services Act so that the Act will permanently remain in statute. The Act requires all staff that have direct access to Alzheimer’s Disease clients to have at least six hours of training.

Judiciary

Health Care Surrogate (SB 2974): Amends the Health Care Surrogate Act to allow for surrogate decision makers in Illinois to rely on findings of in-state and out-of-state qualified health care practitioners.

Child Support (SB 3036): Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to update child support services in Illinois. The two main changes include:

  • Authorizes the court to order life insurance policy be continued on the life of a parent to ensure child support continues if that parent dies.
  • Prohibits a court from using “contemplation or foreseeability of events” by the parties as a complete defense to a motion to modify child support or maintenance.