Sen. Sue Rezin
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AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1471
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1471 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
This Act may be cited as the
Outbreak Preparedness Act.
In this Act:
"Department" means the Department of Public Health.
"Facility" means a private or public home, institution,
building, residence, or any other place, whether operated for
profit or not, or a county home for the infirm and chronically
ill that provides, through its ownership or management,
personal care, sheltered care, or nursing for 3 or more
persons, not related to the applicant or owner by blood or
marriage. "Facility" includes skilled nursing facilities and
intermediate care facilities as those terms are defined in
Title XVIII and Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act
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and homes, institutions, or other places operated by or under
the authority of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.
"Facility" does not include the following:
(1) A home, institution, or other place operated by
the federal government or an agency thereof.
(2) A hospital, sanitarium, or other institution whose
principal activity or business is the diagnosis, care, and
treatment of human illness through the maintenance and
operation as an organized facility therefor, and that is
required to be licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act.
(3) Any facility for child care as defined in Section
2.05 of the Child Care Act of 1969.
(4) Any Community Living Facility as defined in
Section 3 of the Community Living Facilities Licensing
(5) Any nursing home or sanatorium operated solely by
and for persons who rely exclusively upon treatment by
spiritual means through prayer, in accordance with the
creed or tenets of any well-recognized church or religious
denomination. However, the nursing home or sanatorium
shall comply with all local laws and rules relating to
sanitation and safety.
(6) A medical foster home, as defined in 38 CFR 17.73,
that is under the oversight of the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Infectious disease outbreak procedures.
facility shall create procedures for limiting the spread of an
infectious disease outbreak, conduct training for all facility
personnel, including contractors, and conduct yearly outbreak
To provide for the
expeditious and timely implementation of this Act, emergency
rules to implement any provision of this Act may be adopted by
the Department subject to the provisions of Section 5-45 of
the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is
amended by adding Section 5-45.8 as follows:
(5 ILCS 100/5-45.8 new)
Emergency rulemaking; Outbreak Preparedness
To provide for the expeditious and timely implementation
of the Outbreak Preparedness Act, emergency rules implementing
the Outbreak Preparedness Act may be adopted in accordance
with Section 5-45 by the Department of Public Health. The
adoption of emergency rules authorized by Section 5-45 and
this Section is deemed to be necessary for the public
interest, safety, and welfare.
This Section is repealed on January 1, 2027.