Sen. Sue Rezin

Filed: 4/8/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1471 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Outbreak Preparedness Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
7    "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
8    "Facility" means a private or public home, institution,
9building, residence, or any other place, whether operated for
10profit or not, or a county home for the infirm and chronically
11ill that provides, through its ownership or management,
12personal care, sheltered care, or nursing for 3 or more
13persons, not related to the applicant or owner by blood or
14marriage. "Facility" includes skilled nursing facilities and
15intermediate care facilities as those terms are defined in
16Title XVIII and Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act



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1and homes, institutions, or other places operated by or under
2the authority of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.
3    "Facility" does not include the following:
4        (1) A home, institution, or other place operated by
5    the federal government or an agency thereof.
6        (2) A hospital, sanitarium, or other institution whose
7    principal activity or business is the diagnosis, care, and
8    treatment of human illness through the maintenance and
9    operation as an organized facility therefor, and that is
10    required to be licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act.
11        (3) Any facility for child care as defined in Section
12    2.05 of the Child Care Act of 1969.
13        (4) Any Community Living Facility as defined in
14    Section 3 of the Community Living Facilities Licensing
15    Act.
16        (5) Any nursing home or sanatorium operated solely by
17    and for persons who rely exclusively upon treatment by
18    spiritual means through prayer, in accordance with the
19    creed or tenets of any well-recognized church or religious
20    denomination. However, the nursing home or sanatorium
21    shall comply with all local laws and rules relating to
22    sanitation and safety.
23        (6) A medical foster home, as defined in 38 CFR 17.73,
24    that is under the oversight of the United States
25    Department of Veterans Affairs.



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1    Section 10. Infectious disease outbreak procedures. A
2facility shall create procedures for limiting the spread of an
3infectious disease outbreak, conduct training for all facility
4personnel, including contractors, and conduct yearly outbreak
5safety drills.
6    Section 15. Emergency rulemaking. To provide for the
7expeditious and timely implementation of this Act, emergency
8rules to implement any provision of this Act may be adopted by
9the Department subject to the provisions of Section 5-45 of
10the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
11    Section 80. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is
12amended by adding Section 5-45.8 as follows:
13    (5 ILCS 100/5-45.8 new)
14    Sec. 5-45.8. Emergency rulemaking; Outbreak Preparedness
15Act. To provide for the expeditious and timely implementation
16of the Outbreak Preparedness Act, emergency rules implementing
17the Outbreak Preparedness Act may be adopted in accordance
18with Section 5-45 by the Department of Public Health. The
19adoption of emergency rules authorized by Section 5-45 and
20this Section is deemed to be necessary for the public
21interest, safety, and welfare.
22    This Section is repealed on January 1, 2027.



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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.".