Bill Status of HB0639 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: MHDDAA-RN&MENTAL HLTH TECHS
Rep. Maurice A. West, II
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Provides that to provide for the safety of mental health care patients and staff members, no fewer than 2 registered nurses and no fewer than 2 mental health technicians shall be assigned to any unit at any time in the following State-operated hospitals: (1) the Alton Mental Health Center, at Alton; (2) the Chicago-Read Mental Health Center, at Chicago; (3) the Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center, at Anna; (4) the Elgin Mental Health Center, at Elgin; (5) the John J. Madden Mental Health Center, at Chicago; and (6) the Andrew McFarland Mental Health Center, at Springfield. Provides that if a registered nurse or mental health technician is assigned to 2 or more units, the calculation of the number of registered nurses or mental health technicians who are assigned to a unit shall be calculated for each registered nurse or mental health technician as one divided by the number of units to which the registered nurse or mental health technician is assigned. Effective immediately.