90th General Assembly
Summary of SB1473
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HLTH FACILITY-PLAN REVIEW FEES                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act, the  Nursing      
   Home  Care  Act,  and  the  Hospital  Licensing  Act.   Provides  that      
   architectural  drawings and specifications therefor shall be submitted      
   to the Department of Public Health  for  review  and  approval  before      
   commencing  major  construction, as defined by the Department, with an      
   estimated cost greater than $25,000 (currently $5,000).   Removes  fee      
   provisions  for  construction  costing  $5,000  or  more but less than      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
        Removes the requirement that architectural drawings and specifi-       
   cations must be submitted to the Department before commencing con-          
   struction with an estimated cost of $100,000 or less. Removes fee pro-      
   visions for construction costing $100,000 or less. Further amends the       
   Nursing Home Care Act to require the Department to notify an applicant      
   of whether its submission is complete within 10 working days of re-         
   ceiving the submission. Provides that if the Department does not in-        
   spect a completed project within the required timeframe, the construc-      
   tion shall be deemed approved and occupancy shall be authorized. Pro-       
   vides that the Department shall establish an expedited process for          
   emergency repairs or replacement of equipment. Adds an immediate            
   effective date.                                                             
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                
        Requires  the  Department  to  inform   an   applicant   of   the      
   deficiencies   in   its  submission,  if  any,  in  writing.   Deletes      
   provisions concerning the commencement of the  60-day  review  period.      
   Provides  that Department review fees shall not be imposed for certain      
   construction projects. Removes the requirement that, in  the  case  of      
   the establishment of a new hospital, a person to whom the Director has      
   issued a permit shall submit architectural plans and specifications to      
   the Department for review and approval.                                     
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          210 ILCS 3/25                                                        
        Amends the Alternative Health Care Delivery Act  to  require  the      
   Department of Public Health to conduct a study to determine the             
   feasibility, risks and benefits to patients, and effect on the  health      
   care  system  of  authorizing recovery care of nonsurgical patients in      
   postsurgical recovery care centers.  Requires a report to the  General      
   Assembly  by  November  1,  1998.   Requires the Department to request      
   public comment and  to  appoint  an  advisory  committee  composed  of      
   representatives   of   hospitals,  physicians,  freestanding  surgical      
   centers, and consumers.                                                     
          STATE DEBT IMPACT NOTE, H-AM 1                                       
          SB 1473 would not increase the level of State indebtedness.          
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dpt. Public Health)                             
          Funds for the Plan Review Fund would be decreased by $15,000;        
          the study would cost $125,000.                                       
          FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. Commerce & Community Affairs)                      
          No fiscal impact on units of local gov't. or DCCA.                   
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          SB 1473 fails to create a State mandate.                             
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1                                   
          No change from previous note.                                        
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0600

   Last action date: 98-06-25

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   2


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