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 Bill Status of HB3338  103rd General Assembly

Short Description:  SAFE PATIENT LIMITS

House Sponsors
Rep. Theresa Mah - Fred Crespo - Mary E. Flowers - Barbara Hernandez - Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez, Will Guzzardi, Nabeela Syed, Michael J. Kelly, Yolonda Morris and Debbie Meyers-Martin

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
210 ILCS 85/10.10
210 ILCS 85/50-15.15 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Safe Patient Limits Act. Provides the maximum number of patients that may be assigned to a registered nurse in specified situations. Provides that nothing shall preclude a facility from assigning fewer patients to a registered nurse than the limits provided in Act. Provides that nothing in the Act precludes the use of patient acuity systems consistent with the Nurse Staffing by Patient Acuity Act; however, the maximum patient assignments in the Act may not be exceeded, regardless of the use and application of any patient acuity system. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall adopt rules governing the implementation and operation of the Act. Provides that all facilities shall adopt written policies and procedures for training and orientation of nursing staff and that no registered nurse shall be assigned to a nursing unit or clinical area unless that nurse has, among other things, demonstrated competence in providing care in that area. Provides specified requirements for the Act's implementation by a facility. Establishes recordkeeping requirements. Provides that the written policies and procedures for the training and orientation of nursing staff shall require that all temporary personnel receive the same amount and type of training and orientation that is required for permanent staff. Provides specified nurse rights and protections. Provides that the Act's provisions are severable. Contains other provisions. Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Provides that a hospital shall not mandate that a registered professional nurse delegate nursing interventions. Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Provides that the exercise of professional judgment by a direct care registered professional nurse in the performance of his or her scope of practice shall be provided in the exclusive interests of the patient.

DateChamber Action
  2/17/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/17/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/13/2023HouseCommittee/3rd Reading Deadline Extended-Rule April 28, 2023
  3/14/2023HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/22/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/22/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/22/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/22/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  3/22/2023HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Fred Crespo
  3/22/2023HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/22/2023HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/23/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nabeela Syed
  3/23/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Kelly
  4/27/2023HouseTo Occupational Licenses Subcommittee
  4/28/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2024HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/7/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez
  4/3/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Yolonda Morris
  4/3/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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