91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0423
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HOSP LIC ACT-DISCLOSURE-CONF                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Provides for public disclosure      
   of  certain  materials,  including  information   submitted   to   the      
   Department   for   licensure,  records  of  inspections,  surveys  and      
   evaluation of  hospitals,  complaints  filed  against  hospitals,  and      
   complaint  investigation reports. Provides for posting the hospital's       
   current license, a description of complaint procedures, and copies of       
   court or departmental orders pertaining to the hospital. Provides that      
   inspection reports, orders, descriptions of services, and other infor-      
   mation shall be retained for public inspection. Provides for confiden-      
   tiality of patient records.                                                 
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Professional Regulation)                       
          HB423 has no fiscal impact.                                          
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Deletes everything and reinserts similar provisions, with              
   various changes concerning disclosure, posting, and retention of            
          STATE MANDATES NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)        
          HB423 creates a local gov't. organization and structure mandate      
          for which reimbursement of the increased costs to units of           
          local government is not required under the State Mandates Act.       
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dept. of Public Health)                         
          Estimated annual cost associated with one additional clerical        
          staff person is $50,000 GRF.                                         
          JUDICIAL NOTE (Office of Ill. Courts)                                
          The bill would neither decrease nor increase the number of           
          judges needed in the State.                                          
          JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Office of Ill. Courts)                        
          Same as previous judicial note.                                      
          HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 1                                               
          (Department of Commerce and Community Affairs)                       
          Does not preempt home rule powers.                                   
          STATE MANDATES NOTE, H-AM 1                                          
          (Department of Commerce and Community Affairs)                       
          Same as previous mandates note.                                      
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0242

   Last action date: 99-07-22

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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