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 Bill Status of HB2915  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  HOSPITAL DISCHARGE-CAREGIVERS

House Sponsors
Rep. Jerry Costello, II - Gregory Harris - Robyn Gabel - Patricia R. Bellock - Esther Golar, Cynthia Soto, Michael D. Unes, Sara Feigenholtz, John Bradley, Natalie A. Manley, Kathleen Willis, Sam Yingling, Carol Sente, Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Brandon W. Phelps, Patrick J. Verschoore, Daniel V. Beiser, Jay Hoffman, Sue Scherer, Avery Bourne, Terri Bryant, Norine K. Hammond, Christine Winger, Dwight Kay, C.D. Davidsmeyer, Sheri Jesiel, John Cavaletto, Peter Breen, Donald L. Moffitt, Raymond Poe, Thomas M. Bennett, Charles Meier, Randy E. Frese, David R. Leitch, Steven A. Andersson, Chad Hays, Tom Demmer, Margo McDermed, Ed Sullivan, Michael P. McAuliffe, Michael W. Tryon, Reginald Phillips, Jeanne M Ives, Keith P. Sommer, David B. Reis, Keith R. Wheeler, Mark Batinick, Brian W. Stewart, Robert W. Pritchard, John D. Anthony, John M. Cabello, Ron Sandack, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Linda Chapa LaVia, Katherine Cloonen, Jack D. Franks, Carol Ammons, Stephanie A. Kifowit and Martin J. Moylan

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Chapin Rose - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Julie A. Morrison, Steve Stadelman, Donne E. Trotter and Gary Forby)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/21/2015HouseTotal Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable Act. Provides that after a patient is admitted as an inpatient into a hospital and before the patient is discharged or transferred, the hospital shall provide the patient or the patient's legal representative with an opportunity to designate a caregiver. Provides that the hospital shall document the patient's designation of a caregiver. Requires the hospital to notify the patient's designated caregiver prior to the patient's discharge or transfer, unless the patient indicates that he or she does not want the designated caregiver to be notified. Requires the hospital to consult with the designated caregiver and issue a discharge plan that contains certain information. Provides that the hospital issuing the discharge plan shall make an effort to provide or arrange for the designated caregiver to receive instructions in the after-care assistance tasks described in the discharge plan. Provides that the Act shall not be construed to interfere with the rights of an agent operating under a valid health care directive and shall not be construed to create a private right of action against certain individuals and entities. Contains other provisions. Effective 180 days after becoming law.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provision of the introduced bill with the following changes: (1) provides that the definition of "hospital" means a hospital that provides general acute care that is either licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act or operated under the University of Illinois Hospital Act (instead of a general acute care hospital licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act or the University of Illinois Hospital Act); (2) changes the defined term "after-care" to "after care" and makes conforming changes; (3) provides that nothing in the Act shall be construed to interfere with the rights of an agent operating under a valid power of attorney; and (4) in a provision concerning private rights of action, provides (i) that the Act shall not be construed to create a private right of action against certain entities solely for providing instruction to a designated caregiver and (ii) that certain entities shall not be held liable, except for willful or wanton misconduct, for services rendered or not rendered by the caregiver to the patient. Effective 180 days after becoming law.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/20/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  2/25/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/27/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  3/10/2015HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/10/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  3/10/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/16/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/18/2015HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 014-000-000
  3/18/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/19/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
  3/23/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Bradley
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  3/25/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christine Winger
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sheri Jesiel
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Cavaletto
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Peter Breen
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chad Hays
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Reginald Phillips
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeanne M Ives
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David B. Reis
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brian W. Stewart
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Anthony
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Sandack
  3/26/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  4/14/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
  4/14/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  4/14/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/14/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katherine Cloonen
  4/14/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/14/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/14/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/14/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/14/2015SenateArrive in Senate
  4/14/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 15, 2015
  4/14/2015SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
  4/15/2015SenateFirst Reading
  4/15/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2015SenateAssigned to Public Health
  4/28/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
  4/29/2015SenateDo Pass Public Health; 006-000-000
  4/29/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 30, 2015
  4/29/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/19/2015SenateSecond Reading
  5/19/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 20, 2015
  5/21/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/21/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/21/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/21/2015HousePassed Both Houses
  6/19/2015HouseSent to the Governor
  7/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Gary Forby
  7/31/2015HouseGovernor Vetoed
  8/5/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Total Veto August 5, 2015
  8/21/2015HouseTotal Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken

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