Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Children and Family Services Powers Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act, the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, the Department of Veterans Affairs Act, the Illinois Public Aid Code, and the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that no nurse who is paid an hourly wage and who has direct responsibility to oversee or carry out nursing care or related duties may be required to work mandated overtime except in the case of an unforeseen emergent circumstance when such overtime is required only as a last resort, and limits the time of such overtime. Provides that when a nurse is mandated to work up to 12 consecutive hours, the nurse must be allowed at least 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time. Prohibits retaliation because a nurse refuses to work mandated overtime as prohibited under these provisions. Authorizes the filing of complaints alleging violations of these provisions. Effective immediately.
State Debt Impact Note (Commission on Gov. Forecasting & Accountability)
Would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and therefore would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
Fiscal Note (Illinois Department Central Management Services)
For every additional 50 Full-Time State Employed RNs, it will cost the State of Illinois an additional $3.5 million annually. For every additional 50 contractual RNs, it will cost the State of Illinois an additional $2.8 million annually. The agencies estimate the need for an additional 100-150 employed or contractual nurses at state facilities, depending on their overtime needs and their ability to cover their need with voluntary overtime, which cannot be predicted at this time.