Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Requires that the State Long Term Care Ombudsman be provided with (1) a copy of a notice of involuntary transfer or discharge of a resident from a nursing home, (2) notice of the emergency removal of a resident from a nursing home, and (3) notice of the voluntary closing of a nursing hame. Provides that the State Long Term Care Ombudsman shall have the opportunity to file a request for a hearing with the Department of Public Health within 10 days following receipt of a written notice of the involuntary transfer or discharge of a resident by a nursing home. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that pending approval from the resident, a nursing home must inform the resident's designated case coordination unit of the resident's pending discharge and must provide the resident or his or her representative with the case coordination unit's telephone number and other contact information.
Replaces everything. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. In provisions concerning Medicaid rates for nursing homes, provides that for facilities licensed by the Department of Public Health as Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled or Long Term Care for Under Age 22 facilities, the rates taking effect on January 1, 2006 shall include an increase of 3%. Effective immediately.