Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Provides that with regard to pending discharges to a skilled nursing facility, the hospital must provide for an assessment by a case coordination unit prior to discharge. Effective immediately.
Amends the Illinois Act on the Aging. In connection with provisions concerning a nursing home prescreening program, provides that responsibility for prescreening shall be vested with case coordination units. Provides that prescreening shall occur: (i) when hospital discharge planners have advised the case coordination unit of the imminent risk of nursing home placement of a patient who meets specified criteria and in advance of discharge of the patient; or (ii) when a case coordination unit has been advised of the imminent risk of nursing home placement of an individual in the community. Provides that the individual who is prescreened shall be informed of all appropriate options and shall be advised of her or his right to refuse services. In provisions amending the Hospital Licensing Act, provides that a hospital must notify the case coordination unit at least 24 hours prior to a patient's discharge to a skilled nursing facility (instead of must provide for an assessment by a case coordination unit prior to discharge).