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State Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) joined Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, Aptar CEO Stephan Tanda and Adapt Pharma President of U.S. Operations Mike Kelly at a press conference today on the opioid epidemic in the State of Illinois and how naloxone is helping in the fight against it. Aptar and Adapt will jointly donate 4,000 doses of NARCAN® Nasal Spray to the Illinois Governor’s Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, which the Illinois Department of Public Health will accept on behalf of the state. An additional 1,000 doses will be donated to the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition, near Aptar’s Crystal Lake headquarters.
State Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) poses with Elmhurst Park District officials and staff at a luncheon during the "Soaring to New Heights" conference for over 1,000 park and recreation district staff and commissioners across Illinois, sponsored by the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park & Recreation Association

Angela Underwood | DuPage Policy Journal


Rep. Patricia Bellock (R-Hinsdale) will not give up on seeing further awareness for mental health and addiction parity in the insurance industry.

“I just want to say I feel that Illinois going back 15 years ago, we did one of the first parity laws in the state of Illinois, then we did a second parity law even before the feds ever did a parity law, so I think we are on the right track, I just think we all need to pull together,” Bellock said at Friday's House Mental Health Committee hearing on addiction parity, which dealt largely with mentally ill and addicted patients not receiving timely care due to insurance coverage that has proven to result in death. ..
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SB 772 will decrease prevalence of “doctor-shopping”

EAST ST. LOUIS (Dec. 13, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed into law SB 772, legislation that will require prescribers with an Illinois Controlled Substance License to register with and use the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), a database that records patient prescription history.

The PMP allows physicians to check previous patient prescriptions and requests for controlled substances. Increasing the required checkpoints in advance of prescribing controlled substances will cut down on “doctor-shopping,” the practice of patients obtaining opioid prescriptions from multiple physicians.
Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) accepted the 2017 Legislator of the Year Award on Tuesday from the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association, pictured here with the Association's Julie Rodriguez, who nominated Bellock for all her work over the years in working on legislation for mental health and addiction services. Rep. Bellock is very appreciative of this honor.

Rep. Bellock holding her Judy Baar Topinka
"Trailblazer" Award
CHICAGO – State Representative Patti Bellock, R-Hinsdale, was presented with the Judy Baar Topinka “Trailblazer” Award by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR) at the nonprofit organization’s Annual Awards Reception on December 4. The award is named for the late Judy Baar Topinka, who served as Illinois State Treasurer from 1995-2007 and Illinois State Comptroller from 2011 until her death in December 2014. Former Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno also received the same award at the reception.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized along with my friend Chris Radogno in the spirit of the late Judy Baar Topinka, a true trailblazer and both an inspiration and a mentor to many of us women in Illinois government,” Rep. Bellock said. “I thank the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform for their outstanding nonpartisan work to make our state a better place by advocating for much-needed reforms.”