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.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and the Department of Corrections may not meet any usual and reasonably predictable nursing needs that arise from the implementation of the provisions prohibiting mandated overtime for nurses by imposing mandated overtime on other direct-care staff who are not included in the definition of "nurse". Provides that a violation of these provisions may be the subject of a complaint and resolution process as provided for other violations of the nurse mandated overtime provisions.