90th General Assembly
Summary of HB1077
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Short description: 
IL NURSE ACT-DRUG USE-TREATMNT                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Illinois  Nursing  Act  of  1987.  Provides  that  the      
   Committee  is  authorized  to appoint a Committee member as liaison to      
   an Assistance Program for nurses. Provides that moneys in the Nursing       
   Dedicated and Professional Fund shall be used to fund Program. Pro-         
   vides that if a registered professional nurse who is an administrator       
   or officer in a health care facility believes that a nurse is addicted      
   to habit-forming drugs or alcohol or unlawfully uses or possesses cer-      
   tain drugs, he or she shall report it to the Assistance Program for         
   Nurses rather than to the Department. Provides that the nurse shall         
   not be reported to the Department unless he or she fails to meet es-        
   tablished criteria for participation in the non-disciplinary alterna-       
   tive program for substance abuse. Provides that the nurse may self-re-      
   fer to the Assistance Program.                                              
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Professional Reg.)                             
          The anticipated cost of this program is between $175,000 and         
          $300,000 per year after full implementation.  With current fund      
          balances, projected revenues, and other assumptions, the fund        
          would remain solvent with no pressure to raise for approxi-          
          mately 10 years.                                                     
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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