NURSING HOME-COMMITTED PERSONS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Makes grammatical
changes in the Section of the sentencing Chapter of the Code that
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
730 ILCS 5/5-1-22
Adds reference to:
210 ILCS 45/2-216 new
730 ILCS 5/3-6-2 from Ch. 38, par. 1003-6-2
730 ILCS 135/3 from Ch. 38, par. 1103
Deletes the title and everything after the enacting clause.
Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that the Residents Rights
Article of the Act does not apply to committed persons as defined in
the Unified Code of Corrections who reside in a licensed nursing
facility. Provides that committed persons are entitled to all rights
and protections as provided under the Unified Code of Corrections, the
Juvenile Court Act of 1987, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of
1990. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the
Department of Corrections may remove from a Department facility a
committed person who is in need of long-term care due to age,
chronic infirmity, or disability. Amends the Illinois Prison
Inspection Act. Permits the Department of Public Health to inspect
hospitals and nursing facilities in which committed persons reside to
ensure that those facilities meet applicable State regulations.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that a nursing facility that accepts infirm or disabled
committed persons must first obtain approval from the municipality in
which the facility is located. A nursing facility that accepts these
committed persons may not be located in a residential neighborhood.
Provides that a committed person subject to the Truth-In-Sentencing
provisions does not qualify for transfer to a nursing facility.
GOVERNOR'S AMENDATORY VETO MESSAGE
Recommends that the Department of Corrections not remove a
committed person to a nursing facility unless the Department deter-
mines that the cost to the State of the nursing facility care is less
than the cost to the State of having the person in an institution or
facility of the Department. Recommends that a nursing facility that
accepts committed persons be used exclusively for committed persons
and may not admit or retain residents who are not committed persons.
Last action on Bill: BILL DEAD-AMENDATORY VETO
Last action date: 99-11-18
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 2
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