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Full Text of SB0331  102nd General Assembly

SB0331 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB0331

 

Introduced 2/19/2021, by Sen. Laura Fine

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
320 ILCS 20/3.1 new

    Amends the Adult Protective Services Act. Requires the Department on Aging to develop and implement a dementia training program that must include instruction on the identification of people with dementia, risks such as wandering, communication impairments, and elder abuse, and the best practices for interacting with people with dementia. Provides that training of at least 2 hours shall be completed at the start of employment with the Adult Protective Services division. Provides that the training shall cover the following subjects: (i) Alzheimer's disease and dementia; (ii) safety risks; and (iii) communication and behavior. Requires persons who are employees of the Adult Protective Services division on the effective date of the amendatory Act to complete this training within 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that annual continuing education shall include at least 2 hours of dementia training covering the same subjects discussed during initial training. Grants the Department rulemaking authority.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning aging.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Adult Protective Services Act is amended by
5adding Section 3.1 as follows:
 
6    (320 ILCS 20/3.1 new)
7    Sec. 3.1. Adult protective services dementia training.
8    (a) This Section shall apply to any person who is employed
9by the Department in the Adult Protective Services division
10who works on the development and implementation of social
11services to respond to and prevent adult abuse, neglect, or
12exploitation.
13    (b) The Department shall develop and implement a dementia
14training program that must include instruction on the
15identification of people with dementia, risks such as
16wandering, communication impairments, and elder abuse, and the
17best practices for interacting with people with dementia.
18    (c) Training of at least 2 hours shall be completed at the
19start of employment with the Adult Protective Services
20division. Persons who are employees of the Adult Protective
21Services division on the effective date of this amendatory Act
22of the 102nd General Assembly shall complete this training
23within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory

 

 

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1Act of the 102nd General Assembly. The training shall cover
2the following subjects:
3        (1) Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
4        (2) Safety risks.
5        (3) Communication and behavior.
6    (d) Annual continuing education shall include at least 2
7hours of dementia training covering the subjects described in
8subsection (c).
9    (e) This Section is designed to address gaps in current
10dementia training requirements for Adult Protective Services
11officials and improve the quality of training. If laws or
12rules existing on the effective date of this amendatory Act of
13the 102nd General Assembly contain more rigorous training
14requirements for Adult Protective Service officials, those
15laws or rules shall apply. Where there is overlap between this
16Section and other laws and rules, the Department shall
17interpret this Section to avoid duplication of requirements
18while ensuring that the minimum requirements set in this
19Section are met.
20    (f) The Department may adopt rules for the administration
21of this Section.