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 Bill Status of SB0626  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  NURSING HOME-STAFFING-NURSES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Wm. Sam McCann

House Sponsors
(Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer - Patricia R. Bellock)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/18/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0217

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 45/3-303.1from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-303.1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that upon application by a facility, the Director of Public Health may grant or renew a waiver of certain staffing requirements for registered nurses, considering specified criteria, if the facility demonstrates to the Director's satisfaction that the facility is unable, despite diligent efforts, including offering wages at a competitive rate for registered nurses in the community, to employ the required number of registered nurses. Provides that the Director may not grant or renew such waivers for certain minimum nurse staffing requirements contained in federal regulations to facilities that are Medicare-certified or both Medicare-certified and Medicaid-certified. Provides that these waivers shall be reviewed quarterly by the Department of Public Health, including requiring a demonstration by the facility that it has continued to make diligent efforts to employ the required number of registered nurses, and shall be revoked for noncompliance with certain requirements. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds language providing that the Director of Public Health may grant or renew a whole or partial waiver of certain staffing requirements for registered nurses. Provides that a facility in compliance with the terms of a waiver of certain staffing requirements shall not be subject to fines or penalties for violating the registered nurse staffing requirements of specified provisions of the Nursing Home Care Act.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Adds language providing that the Director of Public Health may grant or renew a whole or partial waiver of certain staffing requirements for registered nurses. Provides that a facility in compliance with the terms of a waiver of certain staffing requirements shall not be subject to fines or penalties imposed by the Department of Public Health for violating the registered nurse staffing requirements of specified provisions of the Nursing Home Care Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/25/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  1/25/2017SenateFirst Reading
  1/25/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/1/2017SenateAssigned to Public Health
  2/16/2017SenatePostponed - Public Health
  3/2/2017SenateDo Pass Public Health; 005-000-000
  3/2/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 7, 2017
  3/7/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  3/7/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/8/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Public Health
  3/14/2017SenateSecond Reading
  3/14/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 15, 2017
  3/29/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 To Subcommittee on Long Term Care
  4/5/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Reported Back To Public Health; 003-000-000
  4/5/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Public Health; 007-000-000
  4/19/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  4/19/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/25/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Public Health
  4/26/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Public Health; 005-000-000
  4/28/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/2/2017SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/2/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; McCann
  5/2/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; McCann
  5/2/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/2/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/3/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/10/2017HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  5/11/2017HouseFirst Reading
  5/11/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/15/2017HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  5/19/2017HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 26, 2017
  5/24/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 012-000-000
  5/24/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/26/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-001-000
  5/26/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/26/2017SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2017SenateSent to the Governor
  8/18/2017SenateGovernor Approved
  8/18/2017SenateEffective Date August 18, 2017
  8/18/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0217

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