Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

Filed: 3/3/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 223 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Nursing Home Care Act is amended by
5changing Section 2-106a as follows:
6    (210 ILCS 45/2-106a)
7    Sec. 2-106a. Resident identification wristlet. An
8identification wristlet may be employed for any resident upon a
9physician's order, which shall document the need for the
10identification wristlet in the resident's clinical record. A
11facility may require a resident residing in an Alzheimer's
12disease unit with a history of wandering to wear an
13identification wristlet, unless the resident's guardian or
14power of attorney directs that the wristlet be removed. All
15identification wristlets shall include, at a minimum, No
16identification wristlets shall be employed except as ordered by



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1a physician who documents the need for such mandatory
2identification in the resident's clinical record. When
3identification bracelets are required, they must identify the
4resident's name, and the name, telephone number, and address of
5the facility issuing the identification wristlet.
6(Source: P.A. 97-861, eff. 7-30-12.)".