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Full Text of HB1233  98th General Assembly




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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 Hospice Program Licensing Act is amended by
5changing Section 9 as follows:
6    (210 ILCS 60/9)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6109)
7    Sec. 9. Standards. The Department shall prescribe, by
8regulation, minimum standards for licensed hospice programs.
9    (a) The standards for all hospice programs shall include,
10but not be limited to, the following:
11        (1) (Blank).
12        (2) The number and qualifications of persons providing
13    direct hospice services.
14        (3) The qualifications of those persons contracted
15    with to provide indirect hospice services.
16        (4) The palliative and supportive care and bereavement
17    counseling provided to a hospice patient and his family.
18        (5) Hospice services provided on an inpatient basis.
19        (6) Utilization review of patient care.
20        (7) The quality of care provided to patients.
21        (8) Procedures for the accurate and centralized
22    maintenance of records on hospice services provided to
23    patients and their families.



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1        (9) The use of volunteers in the hospice program, and
2    the training of those volunteers.
3        (10) The rights of the patient and the patient's
4    family.
5    (b) (Blank).
6    (c) The standards for hospices owning or operating hospice
7residences shall address the following:
8        (1) The safety, cleanliness, and general adequacy of
9    the premises, including provision for maintenance of fire
10    and health standards that conform to State laws and
11    municipal codes, to provide for the physical comfort,
12    well-being, care, and protection of the residents.
13        (2) Provisions and criteria for admission, discharge,
14    and transfer of residents.
15        (3) Fee and other contractual agreements with
16    residents.
17        (4) Medical and supportive services for residents.
18        (5) Maintenance of records and residents' right of
19    access of those records.
20        (6) Procedures for reporting abuse or neglect of
21    residents.
22        (7) The number of persons who may be served in a
23    residence, which shall not exceed 16 persons per location.
24        (8) The ownership, operation, and maintenance of
25    buildings containing a hospice residence.
26        (9) The number of licensed hospice residences shall not



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1    exceed 6 before December 31, 1996 and shall not exceed 12
2    before December 31, 1997. The Department shall conduct a
3    study of the benefits of hospice residences and make a
4    recommendation to the General Assembly as to the need to
5    limit the number of hospice residences after June 30, 1997.
6        On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act
7    of the 98th General Assembly, the number of licensed
8    hospice residences shall not exceed the following:
9            (A) Five hospice residences located in counties
10        with a population of 700,000 or more.
11            (B) Five hospice residences located in counties
12        with a population of 200,000 or more but less than
13        700,000.
14            (C) Five hospice residences located in counties
15        with a population of less than 200,000.
16    (d) In developing the standards for hospices, the
17Department shall take into consideration the category of the
18hospice programs.
19(Source: P.A. 94-570, eff. 8-12-05.)
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.