Public Act 094-0703
HB1716 Enrolled 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:
    Section 5. 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)
    Sec. 2.07. The Department shall employ and maintain
sufficient and qualified staff at the veterans' homes to
fulfill the requirements of this Act. The Department shall
report to 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 United States
Department of Veterans Affairs for such care, and in the event
of 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
provide workers to staff and service the Anna Veterans Home
shall be canceled in accordance with the terms of those
contracts. Upon cancellation, each worker or staff member shall
be offered certified employment status under the Illinois
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 shall consist of the same
duties and hours as previously existed under the canceled
contract or contracts.
(Source: P.A. 93-597, eff. 8-26-03.)

Effective Date: 6/1/2006