Bill Status of HB4134 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: NURSING HOMES-COVID-19 VACCINE
Rep. Anna Moeller
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that within one month after the effective date of the amendatory Act, all facilities licensed under the Act must adopt and implement a COVID-19 vaccination mandate that requires all facility staff members licensed in this State to receive a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine or the first dose of a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine within 7 business days after the facility's mandate takes effect. Provides that the mandate must also require those licensed facility staff members who receive the first dose of a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine to receive the second dose within the timeframe recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Requires the Department of Public Health to issue a notice of noncompliance to facilities and licensed facility staff members who violate the provisions of the amendatory Act. Provides that a facility shall be fined $500 for each week that the facility fails to comply, not to exceed $24,000 per calendar year. Provides that if a facility fails to comply with the requirements of the amendatory Act within 10 business days after receiving a notice of noncompliance, the Department shall notify the facility in writing that its operational license is subject to revocation. Provides that if a facility staff member fails to comply with a facility's COVID-19 vaccination mandate within 5 business days after receiving a notice of noncompliance, the facility staff member shall be notified by the Department that his or her occupational or professional license will be revoked. Provides that a facility staff member's license will be reinstituted upon providing proof of compliance with the facility's COVID-19 vaccination mandate to the Department. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Nursing Home Infection Control Fund. Effective immediately.