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Full Text of HB2637  98th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2013 and 2014


Introduced 2/21/2013, by Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe


20 ILCS 301/10-15
20 ILCS 2310/2310-228
20 ILCS 2310/2310-372

    Amends the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act and the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Changes references from "Illinois Nurses Association" to "a statewide organization representing registered professional nurses or advanced practice nurses". Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning state government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and
5Dependency Act is amended by changing Section 10-15 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 301/10-15)
7    Sec. 10-15. Qualification and appointment of members. The
8membership of the Illinois Advisory Council shall consist of:
9        (a) A State's Attorney designated by the President of
10    the Illinois State's Attorneys Association.
11        (b) A judge designated by the Chief Justice of the
12    Illinois Supreme Court.
13        (c) A Public Defender appointed by the President of the
14    Illinois Public Defenders Association.
15        (d) A local law enforcement officer appointed by the
16    Governor.
17        (e) A labor representative appointed by the Governor.
18        (f) An educator appointed by the Governor.
19        (g) A physician licensed to practice medicine in all
20    its branches appointed by the Governor with due regard for
21    the appointee's knowledge of the field of alcoholism and
22    other drug abuse and dependency.
23        (h) 4 members of the Illinois House of Representatives,



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1    2 each appointed by the Speaker and Minority Leader.
2        (i) 4 members of the Illinois Senate, 2 each appointed
3    by the President and Minority Leader.
4        (j) The President of the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug
5    Dependence Association.
6        (k) An advocate for the needs of youth appointed by the
7    Governor.
8        (l) The President of the Illinois State Medical Society
9    or his or her designee.
10        (m) The President of the Illinois Hospital Association
11    or his or her designee.
12        (n) The President of a statewide organization
13    representing registered professional nurses or advanced
14    practice nurses the Illinois Nurses Association or a
15    registered nurse designated by the President.
16        (o) The President of the Illinois Pharmacists
17    Association or a licensed pharmacist designated by the
18    President.
19        (p) The President of the Illinois Chapter of the
20    Association of Labor Management Administrators and
21    Consultants on Alcoholism.
22        (p-1) The President of the Community Behavioral
23    Healthcare Association of Illinois or his or her designee.
24        (q) The Attorney General or his or her designee.
25        (r) The State Comptroller or his or her designee.
26        (s) 20 public members, 8 appointed by the Governor, 3



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1    of whom shall be representatives of alcoholism or other
2    drug abuse and dependency treatment programs and one of
3    whom shall be a representative of a manufacturer or
4    importing distributor of alcoholic liquor licensed by the
5    State of Illinois, and 3 public members appointed by each
6    of the President and Minority Leader of the Senate and the
7    Speaker and Minority Leader of the House.
8        (t) The Director, Secretary, or other chief
9    administrative officer, ex officio, or his or her designee,
10    of each of the following: the Department on Aging, the
11    Department of Children and Family Services, the Department
12    of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the
13    Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the
14    Department of Revenue, the Department of Public Health, the
15    Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the
16    Department of State Police, the Administrative Office of
17    the Illinois Courts, the Criminal Justice Information
18    Authority, and the Department of Transportation.
19        (u) Each of the following, ex officio, or his or her
20    designee: the Secretary of State, the State Superintendent
21    of Education, and the Chairman of the Board of Higher
22    Education.
23    The public members may not be officers or employees of the
24executive branch of State government; however, the public
25members may be officers or employees of a State college or
26university or of any law enforcement agency. In appointing



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1members, due consideration shall be given to the experience of
2appointees in the fields of medicine, law, prevention,
3correctional activities, and social welfare. Vacancies in the
4public membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by
5appointment in like manner as for original appointments, and
6the appointive members shall serve until their successors are
7appointed and have qualified. Vacancies among the public
8members appointed by the legislative leaders shall be filled by
9the leader of the same house and of the same political party as
10the leader who originally appointed the member.
11    Each non-appointive member may designate a representative
12to serve in his place by written notice to the Department. All
13General Assembly members shall serve until their respective
14successors are appointed or until termination of their
15legislative service, whichever occurs first. The terms of
16office for each of the members appointed by the Governor shall
17be for 3 years, except that of the members first appointed, 3
18shall be appointed for a term of one year, and 4 shall be
19appointed for a term of 2 years. The terms of office of each of
20the public members appointed by the legislative leaders shall
21be for 2 years.
22(Source: P.A. 94-1033, eff. 7-1-07.)
23    Section 10. The Department of Public Health Powers and
24Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
25amended by changing Sections 2310-228 and 2310-372 as follows:



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1    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-228)
2    Sec. 2310-228. Nursing workforce database.
3    (a) The Department shall, subject to appropriation and in
4consultation with the Illinois Coalition for Nursing
5Resources, a statewide organization representing registered
6professional nurses or advanced practice nurses the Illinois
7Nurses Association, and other nursing associations, establish
8and administer a nursing workforce database. The database shall
9be assembled from data currently collected by State agencies or
10departments that may be released under the Freedom of
11Information Act and shall be maintained with the assistance of
12the Department of Professional Regulation, the Department of
13Labor, the Department of Employment Security, and any other
14State agency or department with access to nursing
15workforce-related information.
16    (b) The objective of establishing the database shall be to
17compile the following data related to the nursing workforce
18that is currently collected by State agencies or departments
19that may be released under the Freedom of Information Act:
20        (1) Data on current and projected population
21    demographics and available health indicator data to
22    determine how the population needs relate to the demand for
23    nursing services.
24        (2) Data to create a dynamic system for projecting
25    nurse workforce supply and demand.



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1        (3) Data related to the development of a nursing
2    workforce that considers the diversity, educational mix,
3    geographic distribution, and number of nurses needed
4    within the State.
5        (4) Data on the current and projected numbers of nurse
6    faculty who are needed to educate the nurses who will be
7    needed to meet the needs of the residents of the State.
8        (5) Data on nursing education programs within the State
9    including number of nursing programs, applications,
10    enrollments, and graduation rates.
11        (6) Data needed to develop collaborative models
12    between nursing education and practice to identify
13    necessary competencies, educational strategies, and models
14    of professional practice.
15        (7) Data on nurse practice setting, practice
16    locations, and specialties.
17    (c) To accomplish the objectives set forth in subsection
18(b), data compiled by the Department into a database may be
19used by the Department, medical institutions and societies,
20health care facilities and associations of health care
21facilities, and nursing programs to assess current and
22projected nursing workforce shortfalls and develop strategies
23for overcoming them. Notwithstanding any other provision of
24law, the Department may not disclose any data that it compiles
25under this Section in a manner that would allow the
26identification of any particular health care professional or



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1health care facility.
2    (d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed as requiring
3any health care facility to file or submit any data,
4information, or reports to the Department or any State agency
5or department.
6    (e) No later than January 15, 2006, the Department shall
7submit a report to the Governor and to the members of the
8General Assembly regarding the development of the database and
9the effectiveness of its use.
10(Source: P.A. 93-795, eff. 1-1-05.)
11    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-372)
12    Sec. 2310-372. Stroke Task Force.
13    (a) The Stroke Task Force is created within the Department
14of Public Health.
15    (b) The task force shall be composed of the following
17        (1) Nineteen members appointed by the Director of
18    Public Health from nominations submitted to the Director by
19    the following organizations, one member to represent each
20    organization: the American Stroke Association; the
21    National Stroke Association; the Illinois State Medical
22    Society; the Illinois Neurological Society; the Illinois
23    Academy of Family Physicians; the Illinois Chapter of the
24    American College of Emergency Physicians; the Illinois
25    Chapter of the American College of Cardiology; a statewide



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1    organization representing registered professional nurses
2    or advanced practice nurses the Illinois Nurses
3    Association; the Illinois Hospital and Health Systems
4    Association; the Illinois Physical Therapy Association;
5    the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association; the Illinois
6    Rural Health Association; the Illinois Chapter of AARP; the
7    Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities; the
8    Illinois Life Insurance Council; the Illinois Public
9    Health Association; the Illinois Speech-Language Hearing
10    Association; the American Association of Neurological
11    Surgeons; and the Illinois Health Care Cost Containment
12    Council.
13        (2) Five members appointed by the Governor as follows:
14    one stroke survivor; one licensed emergency medical
15    technician; one individual who (i) holds the degree of
16    Medical Doctor or Doctor of Philosophy and (ii) is a
17    teacher or researcher at a teaching or research university
18    located in Illinois; one individual who is a minority
19    person as defined in the Business Enterprise for
20    Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act;
21    and one member of the general public.
22        (3) The following ex officio members: the chairperson
23    of the Senate Public Health Committee; the minority
24    spokesperson of the Senate Public Health Committee; the
25    chairperson of the House Health Care Committee; and the
26    minority spokesperson of the House Health Care Committee.



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1    The Director of Public Health shall serve as the
2chairperson of the task force.
3    If a vacancy occurs in the task force membership, the
4vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the initial
6    (c) Task force members shall serve without compensation,
7but nonpublic members shall be reimbursed for their reasonable
8travel expenses incurred in performing their duties in
9connection with the task force.
10    (d) The task force shall adopt bylaws; shall meet at least
113 times each calendar year; and may establish committees as it
12deems necessary. For purposes of task force meetings, a quorum
13is the number of members present at a meeting. Meetings of the
14task force are subject to the Open Meetings Act. The task force
15must afford an opportunity for public comment at its meetings.
16    (e) The task force shall advise the Department of Public
17Health with regard to setting priorities for improvements in
18stroke prevention and treatment efforts, including, but not
19limited to, the following:
20        (1) Developing and implementing a comprehensive
21    statewide public education program on stroke prevention,
22    targeted to high-risk populations and to geographic areas
23    where there is a high incidence of stroke.
24        (2) Identifying the signs and symptoms of stroke and
25    the action to be taken when these signs or symptoms occur.
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1    treatment of stroke patients, including emergency stroke
2    care.
3        (4) Ensuring that the public and health care providers
4    and institutions are sufficiently informed regarding the
5    most effective strategies for stroke prevention; and
6    assisting health care providers in using the most effective
7    treatment strategies for stroke.
8        (5) Addressing means by which guidelines may be revised
9    to remain current with developing treatment methodologies.
10    (f) The task force shall advise the Department of Public
11Health concerning the awarding of grants to providers of
12emergency medical services and to hospitals for the purpose of
13improving care to stroke patients.
14    (g) The task force shall submit an annual report to the
15Governor and the General Assembly by January 1 of each year,
16beginning in 2003. The report must include, but need not be
17limited to, the following:
18        (1) The task force's plans, actions, and
19    recommendations.
20        (2) An accounting of moneys spent for grants and for
21    other purposes.
22(Source: P.A. 92-710, eff. 7-19-02.)
23    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
24becoming law.