Full Text of SB1945 97th General Assembly
SB1945 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
Introduced 2/10/2011, by Sen. William Delgado
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Comprehensive Healthcare Workforce Planning Act.
Establishes the State Healthcare Workforce Council to provide an ongoing
assessment of health care workforce trends, training issues, and financing
policies and to recommend appropriate State government and private sector
efforts to address identified needs. Provides that the Council's work shall
focus on health care workforce supply and distribution; cultural competence
and minority participation in health professions education; primary care
training and practice; and data evaluation and analysis. Contains
provisions concerning members; the preparation of a comprehensive
healthcare workforce plan by the Department of Public Health and the
Council; and reimbursement of Council members.
|FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY|
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Article may be cited as the
Comprehensive Healthcare Workforce Planning Act.
As used in this Act:
"Council" means the State Healthcare Workforce Council
created by this Act.
"Department" means the Department of Public Health.
The State Healthcare Workforce
Council is hereby established to provide an ongoing assessment
of health care workforce trends, training issues, and financing
policies, and to recommend appropriate State government and
private sector efforts to address identified needs. The work of
the Council shall focus on: health care workforce supply and
distribution; cultural competence and minority participation
in health professions education; primary care training and
practice; and data evaluation and analysis.
(a) The following 10 persons or their designees shall be
members of the Council: the Director of the Department; a
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representative of the Governor's Office; the Secretary of Human
Services; the Directors of the Departments of Commerce and
Economic Opportunity, Employment Security, Financial and
Professional Regulation, and Healthcare and Family Services;
and the executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher
Education, the President of the Illinois Community College
Board, and the State Superintendent of Education.
(b) The Governor shall appoint 8 additional members, who
shall be health care workforce experts, including
representatives of practicing physicians, nurses, and
dentists, State and local health professions organizations,
schools of medicine and osteopathy, nursing, dental, allied
health, and public health; public and private teaching
hospitals; health insurers, business; and labor. The Speaker of
the Illinois House of Representatives, the President of the
Illinois Senate, the Minority Leader of the Illinois House of
Representatives, and the Minority Leader of the Illinois Senate
may each appoint 2 representatives each to the Council. Members
appointed under this subsection (b) shall serve 4-year terms
and may be reappointed.
(c) The Director of the Department shall serve as Chair of
the Council. The Governor shall appoint a health care workforce
expert from the non-governmental sector to serve as Vice-Chair.
Five-year comprehensive health care workforce
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(a) Every 5 years, the Department, in cooperation with the
Council, shall prepare a comprehensive healthcare workforce
(b) The comprehensive healthcare workforce plan shall
include, but need not be limited to, the following:
(1) 25-year projections of the demand and supply of
health professionals to meet the needs of healthcare within
(2) The identification of all funding sources for which
the State has administrative control that are available for
health professions training.
(3) Recommendations on how to rationalize and
coordinate the State-supported programs for health
(4) Recommendations on actions needed to meet the
projected demand for health professionals over the 25 years
of the plan.
(c) Each year in which a comprehensive healthcare workforce
plan is not due, the Department, on behalf of the Council,
shall prepare a report by July 1 of that year to the Governor
and the General Assembly on the progress made toward achieving
the projected goals of the current comprehensive healthcare
workforce plan during the previous calendar year.
(d) The Department shall provide staffing to the Council.
The members of the Council shall
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receive no compensation but shall be entitled to reimbursement
for any necessary expenses incurred in connection with the
performance of their duties.