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 Bill Status of SB1919  96th General Assembly


Short Description:  EPA-HEALTH FACILITIES-DRUGS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Susan Garrett - Tim Bivins, Dan Cronin and Dan Rutherford

House Sponsors
(Rep. Karen May - Michael W. Tryon - Sandra M. Pihos - Sara Feigenholtz - Linda Chapa LaVia, Paul D. Froehlich, Sandy Cole, Rosemary Mulligan, Ed Sullivan, Jr., Darlene J. Senger, Mike Fortner, Kay Hatcher, Michael G. Connelly, Patricia R. Bellock and Naomi D. Jakobsson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/10/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0221

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/13.7 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that no health care institution, or any employee, staff person, contractor, or other person under the direction or supervision of a health care institution, may discharge, dispose of, flush, pour, or empty any unused medication into a public wastewater collection system or a septic system. Defines "health care institution" and "public wastewater collection system". Makes a violation a petty offense subject to a $500 fine.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that "unused medication" means any unopened, expired, or excess medication that has been dispensed for patient or resident care and that is in a solid form; provides that the term includes pills, tablets, capsules, and caplets. Provides that for long-term care facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, "unused medication" does not include any Schedule II controlled substance under federal law in any form, until such time as the federal Drug Enforcement Administration adopts regulations that permit these facilities to dispose of controlled substances in a manner consistent with the amendatory provisions. In a provision prohibiting the discharge of unused medications, adds an exception for medications contained in intravenous fluids, syringes, or transdermal patches.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
415 ILCS 5/13.7 new
Adds reference to:
New Act

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act. Provides that except for medications contained in intravenous fluids, syringes, or transdermal patches, no health care institution, nor any employee, staff person, contractor, or other person acting under the direction or supervision of a health care institution, may discharge, dispose of, flush, pour, or empty any unused medication into a public wastewater collection system or septic system. Defines "health care institution", "public wastewater collection system", and "unused medication". Provides that a violation of the Act is a petty offense subject to a fine of $500. Provides that fines collected under the Act from facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act shall be deposited into the Long Term Care Monitor/Receiver Fund and that fines collected from all other health care institutions shall be deposited into the Environmental Protection Trust Fund. Provides that health care institutions shall modify their written medication protocols to be consistent with the requirements of the Act. Provides that each agency having regulatory oversight responsibility for a type of health care institution as defined in the Act shall be responsible for ensuring those institutions' compliance with the Act. Effective January 1, 2010.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/20/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Susan Garrett
  2/20/2009SenateFirst Reading
  2/20/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/4/2009SenateAssigned to Public Health
  3/11/2009SenateDo Pass Public Health; 009-000-000
  3/11/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 12, 2009
  3/17/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Tim Bivins
  3/24/2009SenateSecond Reading
  3/24/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 25, 2009
  3/26/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Cronin
  4/1/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  4/1/2009HouseArrived in House
  4/1/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/1/2009HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  4/1/2009HouseFirst Reading
  4/1/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2009HouseAssigned to Environmental Health Committee
  4/22/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  5/5/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Environmental Health Committee
  5/5/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Environmental Health Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/5/2009HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Environmental Health Committee; 012-000-000
  5/5/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/5/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  5/19/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Karen May
  5/19/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/19/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2009HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/20/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/20/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/22/2009HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 29, 2009
  5/26/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Environmental Health Committee
  5/26/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Environmental Health Committee; 010-000-000
  5/28/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  5/28/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  5/28/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 118-000-000
  5/28/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  5/28/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  5/28/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  5/28/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Darlene J. Senger
  5/28/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  5/28/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kay Hatcher
  5/28/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael G. Connelly
  5/28/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/28/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  5/28/2009SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 2
  5/28/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 2 - May 29, 2009
  5/28/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Susan Garrett
  5/28/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/28/2009SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Susan Garrett
  5/28/2009SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/29/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Public Health
  5/29/2009SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Public Health
  5/29/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Public Health; 008-000-000
  5/29/2009SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Public Health; 008-000-000
  5/30/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Rutherford
  5/30/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 054-000-000
  5/30/2009SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Senate Concurs 054-000-000
  5/30/2009SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/26/2009SenateSent to the Governor
  8/10/2009SenateGovernor Approved
  8/10/2009SenateEffective Date January 1, 2010
  8/10/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0221

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