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 Bill Status of SB0159  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. M. Maggie Crotty - Jeffrey M. Schoenberg - Jacqueline Y. Collins and Todd Sieben

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sidney H. Mathias - Susana A Mendoza - Karen A. Yarbrough - Thomas Holbrook - Jim Watson, Mike Boland, David E. Miller, Constance A. Howard, Jerry L. Mitchell, Elaine Nekritz, Monique D. Davis, Edward J. Acevedo, Maria Antonia Berrios, James D. Brosnahan, Daniel J. Burke, Sara Feigenholtz, Robert F. Flider, Mary E. Flowers, Angelo Saviano, Jay C. Hoffman, Lovana Jones, Kevin Joyce, Lou Lang, Joseph M. Lyons, Karen May, John A. Fritchey, Robert S. Molaro, Harry Osterman, Brandon W. Phelps, Dan Reitz, Robert Rita, George Scully, Jr., Dave Winters, Cynthia Soto, JoAnn D. Osmond, Elizabeth Coulson, Jack D. Franks, Linda Chapa LaVia, Jack McGuire, Patricia R. Bellock, Careen M Gordon, Kathleen A. Ryg, Wyvetter H. Younge, Arthur L. Turner and Calvin L. Giles)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/29/2005SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0379

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Home Care Consumer and Worker Protection Act. If an agency places a home care worker with a consumer to provide home care services, requires the agency to give the worker and the consumer a notice setting forth the rights and responsibilities of each of them as well as appropriate phone numbers and addresses of the Department on Aging. Provides that the Act does not apply to nursing homes, home health agencies, and certain other agencies. Provides that an agency subject to the Act must comply with the Health Care Worker Background Check Act and must ensure that every home care worker placed by the agency for hire by a consumer has the appropriate credentials and is appropriately licensed or certified as required by law. Authorizes the Department on Aging to investigate complaints of violations of the Act, issue cease-and-desist orders, and seek injunctive relief. Provides for a civil penalty of $1,000 per day for each day that a violation continues. Effective January 1, 2006.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
New Act
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.650 new
210 ILCS 55/Act title
210 ILCS 55/1from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2801
210 ILCS 55/1.01from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2801.01
210 ILCS 55/2from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2802
210 ILCS 55/2.03a new
210 ILCS 55/2.08 new
210 ILCS 55/2.09 new
210 ILCS 55/2.10 new
210 ILCS 55/2.11 new
210 ILCS 55/2.12 new
210 ILCS 55/3.3 new
210 ILCS 55/3.7 new
210 ILCS 55/4from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2804
210 ILCS 55/6.3 new
210 ILCS 55/6.7 new
210 ILCS 55/7from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2807
210 ILCS 55/8from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2808
210 ILCS 55/9.01from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2809.01
210 ILCS 55/9.02from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2809.02
210 ILCS 55/9.03from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2809.03
210 ILCS 55/9.04from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2809.04
210 ILCS 55/10.01from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2810.01
210 ILCS 55/10.05 new
210 ILCS 55/12from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2812
210 ILCS 55/14from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2814
210 ILCS 62/15
225 ILCS 46/15
225 ILCS 510/3from Ch. 111, par. 953
225 ILCS 510/4from Ch. 111, par. 954
405 ILCS 30/4.3

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Finance Act, the Home Health Agency Licensing Act, and the Health Care Worker Background Check Act. Changes the short title of the Home Health Agency Licensing Act to the Home Health, Home Services, and Home Nursing Agency Licensing Act, and requires the licensure of home services agencies and home nursing agencies on and after September 1, 2008; provides for the licensure of such agencies in conjunction with the licensure of a home health agency. Requires the Department of Public Health to adopt standards for the licensure and operation of home services agencies and home nursing agencies. Creates the Home Care Services Agency Licensure Fund as a special fund in the State treasury, and provides for the deposit of fees and fines collected in relation to the licensure of home services agencies and home nursing agencies into the fund; provides that moneys in the fund shall be used for administering the licensure of such agencies. Changes the name of the Home Health Advisory Committee to the Home Health and Home Services Advisory Committee, and adds 4 members to represent the home services agency profession; also specifies the constituencies to be represented by the 4 members appointed to represent the general public; adds duties of the committee in relation to the licensure of home services agencies and home nursing agencies. Provides that for purposes of the Health Care Worker Background Check Act, "health care employer" includes home services agencies and home nursing agencies. Amends the End Stage Renal Disease Facility Act, the Nurse Agency Licensing Act, and the Community Services Act to make conforming changes. Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2006.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Makes additional changes in provisions amending the Home Health Agency Licensing Act. Provides that "home services agency" does not include agencies licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act. Deletes provisions concerning a system or schedule of graduated licensing for home services agencies. Provides that the fee for "each single home health agency license" (instead of "each license") shall be $25. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall establish, by rule, a system whereby an entity that meets the requirements for licensure may obtain licensure singly or in any combination for the categories authorized under the Act. Provides that the Department shall develop and implement one application to be used even if a combination of licenses authorized under the Act is sought. Provides that applicants for multiple licenses under this system shall pay the higher of the licensure fees applicable. Provides that fees collected under this system shall be deposited into the Home Care Services Agency Licensure Fund. Restores provisions of current law concerning members of the Home Health and Home Services Advisory Committee representing the home health agency profession.

DateChamber Action
  2/2/2005SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  2/2/2005SenateFirst Reading
  2/2/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  2/3/2005SenateAssigned to Health & Human Services
  2/14/2005SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Todd Sieben
  2/24/2005SenatePostponed - Health & Human Services
  3/2/2005SenatePostponed - Health & Human Services
  3/17/2005SenateDo Pass Health & Human Services; 009-000-000
  3/17/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 6, 2005
  4/11/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  4/11/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  4/11/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Health & Human Services
  4/12/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Be Adopted Health & Human Services; 009-000-000
  4/13/2005SenateSecond Reading
  4/13/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Crotty
  4/13/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 14, 2005
  4/14/2005SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  4/14/2005SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/14/2005SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  4/14/2005HouseArrived in House
  4/14/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/14/2005HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  4/14/2005HouseFirst Reading
  4/14/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/26/2005HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  4/27/2005HouseAssigned to Aging Committee
  4/27/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  4/27/2005HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  4/27/2005HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  4/27/2005HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  4/27/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller
  4/27/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  4/27/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry L. Mitchell
  4/27/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. James D. Brosnahan
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Flider
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelo Saviano
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay C. Hoffman
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lovana Jones
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joseph M. Lyons
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert S. Molaro
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Reitz
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. George Scully, Jr.
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  4/28/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  5/4/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  5/4/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/5/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  5/5/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Aging Committee
  5/5/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Aging Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/5/2005HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Aging Committee; 016-000-000
  5/5/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/12/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Careen M Gordon
  5/17/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  5/17/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  5/18/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Wyvetter H. Younge
  5/18/2005SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01
  5/18/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01-May 19, 2005.
  5/18/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  5/18/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Calvin L. Giles
  5/23/2005SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  5/23/2005SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules
  5/23/2005SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Health & Human Services
  5/24/2005SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Be Adopted Health & Human Services; 008-000-000
  5/25/2005SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 059-000-000
  5/25/2005SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2005SenateSent to the Governor
  7/29/2005SenateGovernor Approved
  7/29/2005SenateEffective Date January 1, 2006
  7/29/2005SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0379

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