|Public Act 094-0703
||LRB094 03371 DRJ 33372 b
AN ACT concerning veterans.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Veterans Affairs Act is
amended by changing Section 2.07 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2805/2.07)
(from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 67.07)
The Department shall employ and maintain
qualified staff at the veterans' homes to
fulfill the requirements of this Act. The Department shall
the General Assembly, by January 1 and July 1 of each
year, the number of
staff employed in providing direct patient
care at their veterans' homes,
the compliance or noncompliance
with staffing standards established by the
Department of Veterans Affairs for
such care, and in the event
noncompliance with such standards, the number of staff
required for compliance.
For purposes of this Section, a nurse
who has a license application pending with the State shall not
be deemed unqualified by the Department if the nurse is in
compliance with 225 ILCS 65/5-15(g) or 225 ILCS 5-15(i) of the
Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act.
All contracts between the State and outside contractors to
staff and service
shall be canceled in accordance with the terms of those
worker or staff member shall
be offered certified employment status under the
Personnel Code with the State of Illinois.
To the extent it is
reasonably practicable, the position offered to each person
shall be at the
same facility and
consist of the same
duties and hours as previously existed under the
contract or contracts.
(Source: P.A. 93-597, eff. 8-26-03.)