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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Veterans' Affairs Act is
amended by adding Section 2.01c as follows:
(20 ILCS 2805/2.01c new)
Veterans Home; notice of infectious disease.
(a) As used in this Section, "infectious disease" means any
disease caused by a living organism or other pathogen,
including a fungus, bacteria, parasite, protozoan, prion, or
virus, that has a history of or potential for a significant
mortality rate among elderly or vulnerable populations,
including, but not limited to, strains of influenza,
Legionnaires' disease, and pneumonia.
(b) If a 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