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 Bill Status of SB0361  95th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Carol Ronen

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
210 ILCS 85/7from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 148
210 ILCS 85/9from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 150

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Patient Acuity Nursing Staffing Act and amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Provides that every hospital shall implement a written hospital-wide staffing plan that includes a matrix for staffing decision-making that provides for minimum direct care professional registered nurse-to-patient staffing needs for each unit of care. Sets forth items that must be included in the staffing plan. Provides that every hospital shall establish a nursing care committee, which shall determine a written staffing plan for the hospital; sets forth particular responsibilities of the committee. Provides that any nurse who is an employee of a hospital that is subject to the Patient Acuity Nursing Staffing Act may file a complaint with the Department of Public Health regarding an alleged violation of the Act without fear of retaliation, discipline, or discharge. Provides that upon receiving a complaint of a violation, the Department may take any action authorized under certain provisions of the Hospital Licensing Act, including denial, suspension, or revocation of a permit or license or making an inspection or investigation. Effective January 1, 2008.

DateChamber Action
  2/7/2007SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Carol Ronen
  2/7/2007SenateFirst Reading
  2/7/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

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