(210 ILCS 86/15)
    Sec. 15. Staffing levels.
    (a) The number of registered professional nurses, licensed practical nurses, and other nursing personnel assigned to each patient care unit shall be consistent with the types of nursing care needed by the patients and the capabilities of the staff. Patients on each unit shall be evaluated near the end of each change of shift by criteria developed by the nursing service. There shall be staffing schedules reflecting actual nursing personnel required for the hospital and for each patient unit. Staffing patterns shall reflect consideration of nursing goals, standards of nursing practice, and the needs of the patients.
    (b) Current nursing staff schedules shall be available upon request at each patient care unit. Each schedule shall list the daily assigned nursing personnel and average daily census for the unit. The actual nurse staffing assignment roster for each patient care unit shall be available upon request at the patient care unit for the effective date of that roster. Upon the roster's expiration, the hospital shall retain the roster for 5 years from the date of its expiration.
    (c) All records required under this Section, including anticipated staffing schedules and the methods to determine and adjust staffing levels shall be made available to the public upon request.
    (d) All records required under this Section shall be maintained by the facility for no less than 5 years.
(Source: P.A. 93-563, eff. 1-1-04.)