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Full Text of HB1806  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/17/2021, by Rep. Terra Costa Howard


225 ILCS 65/Art. 80 heading
225 ILCS 65/80-10

    Amends Medication Aide Pilot Program Article of the Nurse Practice Act. Makes changes to make the pilot program (which was authorized for a period of 3 years) a permanent program, including changing the name from the Medication Aide Pilot Program to the Medication Aide Program. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

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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 Nurse Practice Act is amended by changing
5the heading of Article 80 and Section 80-10 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 65/Art. 80 heading)
(Article scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
9(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)
10    (225 ILCS 65/80-10)
11    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
12    Sec. 80-10. Program Pilot program.
13    (a) The Department shall administer and enforce a Licensed
14Medication Aide Pilot Program. The program shall last for a
15period of 3 years, as determined by rule. During the 3-year
16pilot program, the Department shall license and regulate
17licensed medication aides. As part of the pilot program, no
18more than 10 skilled nursing homes, which shall be
19geographically located throughout the State, shall be
20authorized to employ licensed medication aides, as approved by
21the Department. The Department may consult with the Department
22of Public Health as necessary to properly administer and



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1enforce this Article.
2    (b) To be approved as a qualified facility for the
3duration of the pilot program, a facility must:
4        (1) be licensed in good standing as a skilled nursing
5    facility by the Department of Public Health;
6        (2) have an overall Five Star Quality Rating of 3, 4,
7    or 5 from the most recent data available on the Centers for
8    Medicare and Medicaid Services' website;
9        (3) certify that the employment of a licensed
10    medication aide will not replace or diminish the
11    employment of a registered nurse or licensed practical
12    nurse at the facility;
13        (4) certify that a registered nurse will be on-duty
14    and present in the facility to delegate and supervise the
15    medication administration by a licensed medication aide at
16    all times;
17        (5) certify that, with the exception of licensed
18    health care professionals, only licensed medication aides
19    will be employed in the capacity of administering
20    medication; and
21        (6) provide information regarding patient safety,
22    efficiency, and errors as determined by the Department;
23    failure to submit any required report may be grounds for
24    discipline or sanctions under this Act, the Nursing Home
25    Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act, or the
26    Nursing Home Care Act.



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1    The Department shall submit a report regarding patient
2safety, efficiency, and errors, as determined by rule, to the
3General Assembly no later than 6 months after termination of
4the pilot program.
5(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)
6    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.