(20 ILCS 2805/2.07)
(from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 67.07)
The Department shall employ and maintain sufficient and
qualified staff at the veterans' homes (i) to fill all beds, subject to appropriation, and (ii) to
fulfill the requirements of this Act. The Department shall report to
the General Assembly, by January 1 and July 1 of each year, the number of
staff employed in providing direct patient care at their veterans' homes,
the compliance or noncompliance with staffing standards established by the
United States Department of Veterans Affairs for
such care, and in the event of
noncompliance with such standards, the number of staff required for compliance. For purposes of this Section, a nurse who has a license application pending with the State shall not be deemed unqualified by the Department if the nurse is in compliance with Section 50-15 of the Nurse Practice Act.
A veterans home is subject to the Health Care Violence Prevention Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-1051, eff. 1-1-19