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 Bill Status of SB2959  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  HOSPITAL EMERGENCY SERVICES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Heather A. Steans

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 50/3.190
210 ILCS 80/1from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 86
210 ILCS 80/1.3
210 ILCS 85/5from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 146
210 ILCS 85/6from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 147
210 ILCS 85/14.5 new
410 ILCS 522/10-10
410 ILCS 522/10-15
30 ILCS 105/5.855 new


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.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/4/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/4/2014SenateFirst Reading
  2/4/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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