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 Bill Status of HB4818  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Sonya M. Harper - Emanuel Chris Welch, Kelly M. Cassidy and David A. Welter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
320 ILCS 20/3.1 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Adult Protective Services Act. Requires the Department on Aging to develop and implement a dementia training program that must include instruction on the identification of people with dementia, risks such as wandering, communication impairments, elder abuse, and the best practices for interacting with people with dementia. Provides that initial training of 4 hours shall be completed at the start of employment with the Adult Protective Services division and shall cover several subjects, including: (i) dementia, psychiatric, and behavioral symptoms; (ii) communication issues, including how to communicate respectfully and effectively; and (iii) protocols for connecting people living with dementia to local care resources and professionals who are skilled in dementia care to encourage cross-referral and reporting regarding incidents of abuse. Provides that annual continuing education shall include 2 hours of dementia training covering the same subjects discussed during initial training. Grants the Department rulemaking authority.

DateChamber Action
  2/11/2020HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  2/18/2020HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/6/2020HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/12/2020HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/12/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/12/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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