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 Bill Status of HB5601  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  RESIDENTIAL FACILITY COMPLAINT

House Sponsors
Rep. Michael D. Unes

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 45/3-702from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-702
210 ILCS 46/3-702
210 ILCS 47/3-702


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Nursing Home Care Act, the MC/DD Act, and the ID/DD Community Care Act. Changes provisions concerning complaints. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall require, instead of request, specified identifying information from complainants. Provides that such identifying information will be kept confidential and complainants shall be made aware that the information is confidential. Provides that the complainant shall be informed of possible sanctions for knowingly or willfully transmitting a false report to the Department. Requires the Department to impose a civil penalty of $250 on complainants if it has a good faith belief that a complaint is frivolous, intended to harass, or intended to defraud the Department. Requires the Department to maintain an internal list of such complainants. Provides that complaints may be classified as "false reports". Provides that false reports shall also be considered disorderly conduct under the Criminal Code of 2012. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Amends the Nursing Home Care Act, the MC/DD Act, and the ID/DD Community Care Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall keep an internal list of specified violators for the purpose of allowing the Department to take action against persons who knowingly transmit a false report pursuant to specified provisions (rather than requiring the Department to impose a specified monetary penalty and keep an internal list). Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael D. Unes
  2/10/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  4/1/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael D. Unes
  4/1/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/5/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  4/5/2016HouseMotion Do Pass - Lost Human Services Committee; 006-002-000
  4/5/2016HouseRemains in Human Services Committee
  4/6/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/6/2016HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 008-004-000
  4/7/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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