Illinois General Assembly

Previous General Assemblies

 Bill Status of HB4515  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  HEALTH CARE WORKER REGISTRY

House Sponsors
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly - Arthur Turner - Elizabeth Hernandez - Jehan Gordon-Booth - La Shawn K. Ford, Pamela Reaves-Harris, Rita Mayfield, Gregory Harris, Emanuel Chris Welch, Lou Lang, Will Guzzardi, Michael J. Zalewski, Kelly M. Cassidy, Robyn Gabel, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Thaddeus Jones, Al Riley, Sonya M. Harper, Litesa E. Wallace, Kenneth Dunkin, William Davis, Monique D. Davis, André Thapedi, Cynthia Soto, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Christian L. Mitchell, Margo McDermed, Laura Fine, Barbara Flynn Currie, Mike Smiddy, Carol Ammons, Mary E. Flowers, Ed Sullivan and Keith R. Wheeler

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Don Harmon - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Patricia Van Pelt - Iris Y. Martinez, Michael Noland, Kimberly A. Lightford and William Delgado)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/22/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0872

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 45/3-206.01from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-206.01
225 ILCS 46/25
225 ILCS 46/33
225 ILCS 46/40
225 ILCS 46/40.1 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Requires the Department of Public Health to make the Health Care Worker Registry that includes background check and training information accessible by health care employers. Allows the Department to maintain a publicly accessible registry. Makes changes regarding information that must be contained in the registry accessible to health care employers. Requires the Department to limit specific offense information on an applicant or employee. Requires that after June 30, 2016, the public registry report that an individual is ineligible for employment if he or she has a disqualifying offense under the Health Care Worker Background Check Act and has not received a waiver under that Act. Requires that the public registry report than an individual is eligible for employment if he or she has received a waiver but not the waiver information. Amends the Health Care Worker Background Check Act. Allows a health care employer to hire an individual with a disqualifying offense if the individual has received a waiver under the Act (rather than in the discretion of the Department of Public Health, no health care employer shall knowingly hire, employ, or retain any individual in a position with duties involving direct care for clients, patients, or residents, and no long-term care facility shall knowingly hire, employ, or retain any individual in a position with duties that involve or may involve contact with residents or access to the living quarters or the financial, medical, or personal records of residents, who has been convicted of committing or attempting to commit certain offenses). Creates a Health Care Worker Registry working group in the Office of the Governor. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the introduced bill with the following changes: In provisions amending the Nursing Home Care Act, removes provisions prohibiting the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from posting specific information regarding disqualifying offenses, including the charge or date of an offense, on the Health Care Worker Registry. In provisions amending the Health Care Worker Background Check Act, provides that the Department of Public Health may, at the discretion of the Director of Public Health, grant a waiver to an applicant, student, or employee listed on the registry. In provisions concerning an applicant receiving a written notification by the Department of its decision on whether to grant a waiver, removes the exception in cases where a rehabilitation waiver is granted. In provisions concerning the Health Care Worker Registry working group, provides that the Department of Public Health and the Governor's Office shall provide the working group with any relevant aggregate data currently available that is related to the waiver process and its effectiveness. Provides that the working group shall identify any gaps in information currently collected that would inform the working group's efforts and make recommendations to the Governor's Office and the General Assembly about what additional data should be collected to evaluate and monitor the success of the waiver process by July 1, 2017. Removes provisions requiring the Department of Public Health to identify ways to analyze information regarding the employment of people with waivers and report the information to the working group. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
In provisions amending the Health Care Worker Background Check Act, provides that when the Department of Public Health sends an applicant, student, or employee written notification of its decision whether to grant a waiver, the written notification shall include a list of the specific disqualifying offense for which the waiver is being granted not denied. Provides that the Department shall issue additional copies of the written notification upon the applicant's, student's, or employee's request.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
In provisions amending the Nursing Home Care Act, provides that after January 1, 2017 (rather than June 30, 2016) the publicly accessible Health Care Worker Registry shall report if an individual is ineligible because of a disqualifying offense and has not received a waiver. Changes the effective date to January 1, 2017 (rather than upon becoming law).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/26/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  1/26/2016HouseFirst Reading
  1/26/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  3/2/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Pamela Reaves-Harris
  3/3/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/3/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  3/4/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/4/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/4/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/4/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/8/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  3/14/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  3/31/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/31/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/31/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/4/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Health Care Licenses Committee
  4/5/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Health Care Licenses Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/5/2016HouseMotion Do Pass as Amended - Lost Health Care Licenses Committee; 005-005-000
  4/5/2016HouseRemains in Health Care Licenses Committee
  4/6/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/6/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/6/2016HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Health Care Licenses Committee; 008-002-000
  4/6/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/7/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  4/8/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
  4/8/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/8/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/12/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  4/12/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  4/12/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/14/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  4/14/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/14/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/14/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan
  4/15/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2016HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/21/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 062-044-000
  4/25/2016SenateArrive in Senate
  4/25/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/25/2016SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  4/25/2016SenateFirst Reading
  4/25/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/3/2016SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/5/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  5/5/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/5/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/10/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
  5/10/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/11/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/11/2016SenateDo Pass as Amended Criminal Law; 007-004-000
  5/11/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 12, 2016
  5/11/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/12/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  5/17/2016SenateSecond Reading
  5/17/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2016
  5/19/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/19/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 043-008-000
  5/20/2016HouseArrived in House
  5/20/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/23/2016HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/23/2016HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/23/2016HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  5/25/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  5/29/2016HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Lost 056-055-001
  5/29/2016HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/29/2016HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/31/2016HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2016
  6/29/2016HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  6/29/2016House3/5 Vote Required
  6/29/2016HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 071-038-000
  6/29/2016HouseHouse Concurs
  6/29/2016HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  6/29/2016HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  6/29/2016HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  6/29/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  7/28/2016HouseSent to the Governor
  8/22/2016HouseGovernor Approved
  8/22/2016HouseEffective Date January 1, 2017
  8/22/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0872

Back To Top