NURSING HOMES-INSPECTR GENERAL
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Abused and Neglected Long Term Care Facility Residents
Reporting Act to require the Governor to appoint for a 4 year term an
Inspector General to conduct separate and independent investigations
into allegations or incidents of abuse or neglect of the residents of
long term care facilities licensed by the Department of Public Health.
Allows the Inspector General access to facilities and to all necessary
information and personnel. Requires the Inspector General to notify
the proper enforcement authority of possible criminal acts. Permits
the Inspector General to recommend civil or criminal actions and to
seek the assistance of the Attorney General or any of the State's
Attorneys. Grants to the Inspector General the power to subpoena
witnesses and compel production of books and papers pertinent to an
investigation; makes failing to appear or to produce or giving false
testimony a Class A misdemeanor. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Public Health)
Fiscal implications to the Department are indeterminable.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
25 ILCS 150/1.1 new
210 ILCS 30/6.2 from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4166.2
210 ILCS 30/6.3 from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4166.3
210 ILCS 30/6.4 from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4166.4
210 ILCS 30/6.5 from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4166.5
210 ILCS 30/6.6 from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4166.6
210 ILCS 30/6.7 from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4166.7
210 ILCS 30/6.8 from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4166.8
Deletes everything. Amends the Legislative Audit Commission Act
and the Abused and Neglected Long Term Care Facility Residents
Reporting Act. Provides that the Inspector General under the Abused
and Neglected Long Term Care Facility Residents Reporting Act shall be
appointed by and report to the Legislative Audit Commission rather
than the Governor. Deletes repealers in certain provisions of the
Abused and Neglected Long Term Care Facility Residents Reporting Act.
Effective January 1, 1998.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-am 1
In the opinion of DCCA, HB 99, as amended by Amendment 1, fails
to create a State mandate under the State Mandates Act.
FISCAL NOTE, H-am 1 (DMHDD)
The fiscal impact for this bill is $3.1 million.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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