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 Bill Status of HB4278  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  VETERANS HOME-NOTICE-DISEASE

House Sponsors
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit - Michael Halpin - David McSweeney - Jerry Costello, II, Jonathan Carroll, Martin J. Moylan, Sue Scherer, Deb Conroy, Katie Stuart, Sam Yingling, John Connor, Theresa Mah, Monica Bristow and Natalie Phelps Finnie

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/19/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2805/2.01c new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Veterans' Affairs Act. Requires that, if an Illinois Veterans Home administrator or a member of the administrative staff is notified that, within one month or less, 2 or more persons residing within the Veterans Home are diagnosed with an infectious disease by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches; a hospital licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act or organized under the University of Illinois Hospital Act; a long-term care facility licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act; a freestanding emergency center licensed under the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act; a local health department; or any other State agency or government entity, then, within 24 hours after the facility is notified of the second diagnosis, the Illinois Veterans Home must: (1) provide a written notification of the incidence of the infectious disease to each resident of the facility and the resident's emergency contact or next of kin; (2) post a notification of the incidence of the infectious disease in a conspicuous place near the main entrance to the Illinois Veterans Home; and (3) provide a written notification to the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Department of Public Health of the incidence of the infectious disease and of compliance with the notification requirements concerning residents and the resident's emergency contact or next of kin. Requires that, in addition to the initial written notifications, the Veterans Home must provide written notifications of any updates on the incidence of the infectious disease and any options that are available to the residents. Provides that the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Department of Public Health must post the notification of the incidence of the infectious disease, any updates, and any options that are available to the residents on their websites. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/18/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  1/19/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  1/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  1/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  1/19/2018HouseFirst Reading
  1/19/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/22/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  1/22/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  1/22/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  1/22/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  1/22/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
  1/22/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
  1/24/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  1/26/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  1/29/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monica Bristow
  1/29/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie

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