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 Bill Status of SB2958  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  MEDICATION AIDES-CERTIFIED

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Heather A. Steans and Donne E. Trotter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sara Feigenholtz  and JoAnn D. Osmond)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/18/2014SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0990

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 45/1-101from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4151-101


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
210 ILCS 45/1-101
Adds reference to:
210 ILCS 45/3-806 new
225 ILCS 65/50-15was 225 ILCS 65/5-15

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Nursing Home Care Act and the Nurse Practice Act. Provides for a 2-year pilot program where the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall certify persons as medication aides-certified and those persons may administer medication under the supervision of a registered nurse in a participating skilled nursing facility. Provides certification criteria for medication aides-certified. Establishes a task force to select participating skilled nursing facilities, and provides selection criteria for skilled nursing facilities that wish to participate in the pilot program. Provides that no more than 10 skilled nursing facilities shall participate in the pilot program. Provides that for the purpose of computing staff-to-resident ratios, a medication aide-certified shall be included as direct-care staff. Provides that the Center for Nursing of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall collect data regarding patient safety, efficiency, and errors and shall report to the General Assembly by December 31, 2017. Makes other changes. Effective Immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
210 ILCS 45/3-806 new
225 ILCS 65/50-15
Adds reference to:
210 ILCS 45/3-305.5 new
225 ILCS 65/Art. 80 heading new
225 ILCS 65/80-5 new
225 ILCS 65/80-10 new
225 ILCS 65/80-15 new
225 ILCS 65/80-20 new
225 ILCS 65/80-25 new
225 ILCS 65/80-30 new
225 ILCS 65/80-35 new
225 ILCS 65/80-40 new
225 ILCS 65/80-45 new
225 ILCS 65/80-50 new
225 ILCS 65/80-55 new
225 ILCS 65/80-60 new
225 ILCS 70/17from Ch. 111, par. 3667

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Creates the Medication Aide Pilot Program and provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall license and regulate licensed medication aides under the pilot program. Provides that, under the pilot program, medication aides may be employed only at authorized long-term care facilities located in the State and establishes the criteria a facility must meet in order to participate in the pilot program. Establishes licensing and practice requirements for medication aides and authorizes the Department to enforce the provisions of the pilot program. Makes related changes in the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act and the Nursing Home Care Act regarding the Department's authority to take disciplinary measures against facilities participating in the pilot program. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/4/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/4/2014SenateFirst Reading
  2/4/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/13/2014SenateAssigned to Human Services
  3/14/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  3/14/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/19/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Human Services
  3/19/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/20/2014SenateDo Pass as Amended Human Services; 008-000-000
  3/20/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 21, 2014
  3/27/2014SenateSecond Reading
  3/27/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 1, 2014
  4/1/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  4/1/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  4/1/2014HouseArrived in House
  4/1/2014HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/1/2014HouseFirst Reading
  4/1/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/23/2014HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  4/30/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/30/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/1/2014HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  5/5/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  5/13/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/13/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/14/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  5/14/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/14/2014HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 014-000-000
  5/14/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  5/14/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/15/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/15/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/20/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 117-000-000
  5/21/2014SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 2
  5/21/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 2 - May 22, 2014
  5/21/2014SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/21/2014SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/27/2014SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Human Services
  5/28/2014SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Human Services; 008-000-000
  5/30/2014SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Senate Concurs 056-000-000
  5/30/2014SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2014SenateSent to the Governor
  8/18/2014SenateGovernor Approved
  8/18/2014SenateEffective Date August 18, 2014
  8/18/2014SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0990

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