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 Bill Status of HB3585 General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Theresa Mah - John Connor - Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Carol Ammons - Debbie Meyers-Martin, Will Guzzardi, Kelly M. Cassidy, Karina Villa, Celina Villanueva, Yehiel M. Kalish and Rita Mayfield

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
210 ILCS 85/2.5 new
225 ILCS 65/50-17 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Hospital Patient Protection Act. Provides for minimum direct care registered professional nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, and ambulatory surgical treatment centers. Sets forth essential functions of direct care registered professional nurses relating to hospital patient care. Sets forth certain rights of direct care registered professional nurses, including the rights to protected speech and patient advocacy. Prohibits a hospital, long-term acute care hospital, and ambulatory surgical treatment center from interfering with a nurse's exercise of those rights, and prohibits other retaliatory or discriminatory action by a hospital. Provides for monetary and equitable relief for violations of the Act, and provides for civil penalties. Requires a hospital, long-term acute care hospital, and ambulatory surgical treatment center to post certain provisions of the Act for review by the hospital's employees and patients and by the public. Amends the Hospital Licensing Act and the Nurse Practice Act to provide that in the case of a conflict between a provision of either of those Acts and a provision of the Hospital Patient Protection Act, the Hospital Patient Protection Act shall control. Effective January 1, 2020.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/15/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  2/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  2/27/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
  2/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/28/2019HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  2/28/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
  2/28/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
  3/5/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
  3/5/2019HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/5/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/5/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/6/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/12/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  3/29/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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