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 Bill Status of HB1264  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Staffing Requirements for Patient Safety Act. Requires a health care facility to develop and implement a staffing plan to ensure that minimum nurse staffing requirements are met or exceeded for each work shift and for each patient care unit. Provides that requirements concerning staffing do not apply to any facility maintained by the Department of Corrections, the Department of Human Services, or the Cook County Department of Corrections. Provides that no health care facility employee may have his or her license, registration, or certification subjected to disciplinary action by a State agency if the employee does not continue to work after the end of the employee's designated, predetermined shift under certain circumstances. Requires a facility to take certain actions with respect to the work environment. Provides for pilot programs for testing and evaluating alternative methods of ensuring minimum nurse staffing requirements. Provides for civil monetary penalties for violations of the Act by privately owned health care facilities, and authorizes the Attorney General or a State's Attorney to bring an action for injunctive relief. Authorizes a private right of action against a public health care facility. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/5/2003HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/5/2003HouseFirst Reading
  2/5/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/6/2003HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/13/2003HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

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