102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 10/19/2021, by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Life Care Facilities Act. Provides that a resident is
entitled to be represented by at least one resident voting member on the
board of directors or equivalent governing body of the resident's
provider. Requires a provider with more than one facility to seat as a
member on the provider's board of directors or equivalent governing body
at least one resident from each of the provider's facilities in the State.
Provides that a resident has the right to self-organization. Prohibits
reprisal by a provider in response to specified activities. Requires a
provider's board of directors or equivalent governing body to (1) hold
quarterly meetings to discuss specified subjects and (2) consult and
discuss with a facility's residents or the representatives of a facility's
residents any proposed action that might significantly affect the
well-being of the facility's residents or the financial stability of the
facility before taking the proposed action. Requires the Department of
Public Health to ensure that providers comply with the provisions by
instituting a penalty for noncompliance. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Life Care Facilities Act is amended by
adding Section 13 as follows:
(210 ILCS 40/13 new)
Resident rights; board of directors.
(a) A resident is entitled to be represented by at least
one resident voting member on the board of directors or
equivalent governing body of the resident's provider. A
provider with more than one facility must seat as a voting
member on the provider's board of directors or equivalent
governing body at least one resident from each of the
provider's facilities in this State. A resident voting member
shall be elected by a resident's association or similar body,
without input from the provider's board of directors or
equivalent governing body.
(b) A resident has the right to self-organization.
Reprisal by a provider is not permitted in response to
activities including, but not limited to, participation in a
resident's association or organization or complaint to the
Department of the provider's violation of this Section or any
other State law.