Bill Status of SB2959 98th General Assembly
Short Description: HOSPITAL EMERGENCY SERVICES
Sen. Heather A. Steans
| 1/13/2015||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act and the Hospital Emergency Service Act. Provides that rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals, along with long-term acute care hospitals, are hospitals that are not required to provide hospital emergency services. Amends the Hospital Licensing Act and the State Finance Act. Requires a license fee to be submitted with an application for a license to operate a hospital. Creates the Hospital Licensure Fund as a special fund in the State treasury to provide funding for the administration of the licensure program and patient safety and quality initiatives for the hospitals, including, without limitation, the implementation of the Illinois Adverse Health Care Events Reporting Law of 2005. Sets forth the sources of funding and permissible disbursements for the Fund. Amends the Illinois Adverse Health Care Event Reporting Law of 2005. Defines "adverse health care event" as an event identified as a serious reportable event by the National Quality Forum on the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall adopt, by rule, the list of adverse health care events, and provides that if the National Quality Forum revises its list of serious reportable events, then the term "adverse health care event" shall be similarly revised. Removes language concerning certain reportable events. Provides that if the adverse health care events are revised, the Department of Public Health shall notify all affected health care facilities promptly. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/4/2014||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans|| 2/4/2014||Senate||First Reading|| 2/4/2014||Senate||Referred to Assignments|| 1/13/2015||Senate||Session Sine Die|