HB0223 EnrolledLRB100 04164 MJP 14170 b

1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Nursing Home Care Act is amended by changing
5Section 2-106a as follows:
6    (210 ILCS 45/2-106a)
7    Sec. 2-106a. Resident identification wristlet. An
8identification wristlet may be employed for any resident upon a
9physician's order, which shall document the need for the
10identification wristlet in the resident's clinical record. A
11facility may require a resident residing in an Alzheimer's
12disease unit with a history of wandering to wear an
13identification wristlet, unless the resident's guardian or
14power of attorney directs that the wristlet be removed. All
15identification wristlets shall include, at a minimum, No
16identification wristlets shall be employed except as ordered by
17a physician who documents the need for such mandatory
18identification in the resident's clinical record. When
19identification bracelets are required, they must identify the
20resident's name, and the name, telephone number, and address of
21the facility issuing the identification wristlet.
22(Source: P.A. 97-861, eff. 7-30-12.)