Rep. Suzanne Ness

Filed: 4/13/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2433 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Nursing Home Care Act is amended by adding
5Section 3-808.10 as follows:
6    (210 ILCS 45/3-808.10 new)
7    Sec. 3-808.10. Nursing Home Complaint Working Group.
8    (a) The Nursing Home Complaint Working Group is created.
9The purpose of the Working Group is to provide the Department,
10local health departments, and nursing homes the ability to
11resolve nursing home complaints. This purpose includes, but is
12not limited to, the Working Group discussing local health
13department jurisdictions and ways to improve the care of
14nursing home residents.
15    (b) The Working Group shall:
16        (1) develop a system to review nursing home



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1    complaints;
2        (2) review nursing home complaints and provide
3    appropriate recommendations; and
4        (3) expand duties and responsibilities as it deems
5    appropriate.
6    (c) The Working Group shall consist of the following
7permanent members:
8        (1) the Director, or his or her designee, who shall
9    serve as chairperson;
10        (2) a representative of an organization representing
11    local health departments, appointed by the Director;
12        (3) a representative of a union representing nursing
13    staff, appointed by the Director; and
14        (4) a representative of an organization representing
15    nursing homes, appointed by the Director.
16    The Working Group may increase its membership or consult
17with relevant stakeholders as it deems appropriate.
18    If a vacancy occurs in the Working Group membership, the
19vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original
21    (d) Working Group members shall serve without compensation
22but shall be reimbursed for their expenses incurred in
23performing their duties.
24    (e) The Working Group shall meet on a quarterly basis
25starting within the first quarter of the year in which the
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1Assembly occurs.
2    (f) The Working Group shall produce a quarterly and annual
3progress report that summarizes its work and makes
4recommendations resulting from its study, to be submitted to
5the Office of the Governor and the General Assembly. The
6quarterly progress report must be submitted no later than the
7end of each respective quarter. The annual progress report
8must be submitted no later than December 31 of each year.
9    (g) The Department shall provide administrative and other
10support to the Working Group.
11    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
12becoming law.".