Rep. Suzanne Ness

Filed: 2/17/2022





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4288 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Nursing Home Care Act is amended by adding
5Section 2-116 as follows:
6    (210 ILCS 45/2-116 new)
7    Sec. 2-116. Hospice individuals; private rooms; family
8member access. A resident who is an end-of-life hospice
9patient in the final 48 hours of his or her life, and who does
10not receive palliative care, has the right to request a
11private room in the resident's facility, regardless of the
12resident's method of payment for residency at the facility,
13including, but not limited to, payment through private
14funding, Medicare, or Medicaid. The facility shall honor this
15request as long as it has the capacity to do so. This right
16does not apply during a public health emergency, during a



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1disaster declared by a proclamation, or if the facility is
2experiencing an outbreak of an infectious disease. The
3resident's facility shall ensure that the resident's family
4members have full access to visit the resident at the