|HB3147 Engrossed||LRB102 14529 CPF 19882 b|
AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Nursing Home Care Act is amended by adding
Section 2-108.5 as follows:
(210 ILCS 45/2-108.5 new)
Resident phone call or video call during a
disaster declared by the Governor.
Upon request, a facility
shall make every reasonable effort to facilitate at least one
phone call or video call between a resident and a single family
member of the resident each day during a disaster declared by
the Governor under Section 7 of the Illinois Emergency
Management Agency Act, unless doing so could pose a danger to
residents or staff or redirect resources away from direct
resident care and protection.
The Hospital Licensing Act is amended by
adding Section 6.28 as follows:
(210 ILCS 85/6.28 new)
Patient contact policy during pandemics or
other public health emergencies.
During a pandemic or other
public health emergency, a hospital licensed under this Act