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Provides liability protections to dentists who administer vaccines

Location: IL
Title: Provides liability protections to dentists who administer vaccines
Identifier: SB 751
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: Contact the governor
Status: Signed by the governor on 7/21/2015, Public Act 099-0092, Effective 1/1/2016

Description:

UPDATE: 7/30/2015 - SB 751 was signed by the governor on July 21, 2015.  The new law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2016.

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=099-0092 - text of public act 099-0092 

UPDATE: 6/21/2015 - SB 751 passed and was sent to the governor on 6/18/2015. 

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09900SB0751enr&GA=99&SessionId=88&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=&DocNum=751&GAID=13&Session= - final version

UPDATE: 4/25/2015 - SB 751 passed the full senate.  The bill is now in the house and scheduled for a hearing in the House Health Care Licenses Committee for 4/29/2015 at 10:00 AM Room 122B of the Capitol Building. 

http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/hearing.asp?CommitteeID=1602&GA=99 - hearing agenda 

SB 751 was amended by the Judiciary Committee and passsed on 3/11/2015.  Then bill is waiting for 3rd reading and vote by the full senate. 

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Specifies that the vaccinations provided are those that are administered without charge to the patient or the receipt of a fee or compensation from that clinic or for that service in any way. Provides that the changes made by the amendatory Act apply only to causes of action accruing on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act.

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/99/SB/09900SB0751sam001.htm - link to amendment #1

http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/hearing.asp?CommitteeID=1598 - hearing information

SB 751 was introduced on 2/3/2015 and referred to assignments.   The bill is sponsored by Senator Michael Hastings.

The bill provides that a dentist who administers vaccinations at a public health clinic without charge to the patient or the receipt of a fee or compensation from that clinic, shall not be liable for civil damages as a result of his or her acts or omissions in providing vaccinations, except for willful or wanton misconduct. 

Nothing in the law requires a dentist to assess the medical history of the person being vaccinated, to provide Vaccine Information Statements, to explain risks of the vaccines and how to identify an adverse reaction or how to file a claim with VAERS. 

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09900SB0751lv&SessionID=88&GA=99&DocTypeID=SB&DocNum=0751&print=true - text of SB 751

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?GAID=13&GA=99&DocNum=751&DocTypeID=SB&SessionID=88 - status and history for SB 751