Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that, no later than January 1, 2022 (rather than 2011) the Department of Public Health shall file with the Secretary of State's Office (rather than the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules) proposed rules or proposed amendments to existing rules to certify nursing homes or distinct self-contained units within existing nursing homes (rather than only distinct self-contained units within existing nursing homes) for the behavioral management of persons with a high risk of aggression. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill with the following change. Provides that the definition of a "person with high risk of aggression" in proposed rules or proposed amendments to existing rules filed by the Department of Public Health shall not include any person with a serious mental illness who is eligible to receive services under the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013. Effective immediately.