91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0777
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NURSING HOME-COMMITTED PERSONS                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  Unified  Code  of  Corrections.   Makes  grammatical      
   changes in the Section of the sentencing  Chapter  of  the  Code  that      
   defines victims.                                                            
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          730 ILCS 5/5-1-22                                                    
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          210 ILCS 45/2-216 new                                                
          730 ILCS 5/3-6-2                from Ch. 38, par. 1003-6-2           
          730 ILCS 135/3                  from Ch. 38, par. 1103               
        Deletes the title  and  everything  after  the  enacting  clause.      
   Amends  the Nursing Home Care Act.  Provides that the Residents Rights      
   Article of the Act does not apply to committed persons as  defined  in      
   the  Unified  Code  of  Corrections  who  reside in a licensed nursing      
   facility.  Provides that committed persons are entitled to all  rights      
   and protections as provided under the Unified Code of Corrections, the      
   Juvenile Court Act of 1987, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of      
   1990.   Amends  the  Unified  Code  of Corrections.  Provides that the      
   Department of  Corrections  may  remove from a Department facility   a      
   committed person  who  is  in  need  of long-term care due to age,          
   chronic  infirmity,  or  disability.   Amends  the   Illinois   Prison      
   Inspection  Act.   Permits  the Department of Public Health to inspect      
   hospitals and nursing facilities in which committed persons reside  to      
   ensure that those facilities meet applicable State regulations.             
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
        Provides that a nursing facility that accepts infirm or  disabled      
   committed  persons must first obtain approval from the municipality in      
   which the facility is located.  A nursing facility that accepts  these      
   committed  persons  may  not be located in a residential neighborhood.      
   Provides that a committed person subject  to  the  Truth-In-Sentencing      
   provisions does not qualify for transfer to a nursing facility.             
        GOVERNOR'S AMENDATORY VETO MESSAGE                                     
        Recommends that the Department of Corrections not remove a             
   committed person to a nursing facility unless the Department deter-         
   mines that the cost to the State of the nursing facility care is less       
   than the cost to the State of having the person in an institution or        
   facility of the Department. Recommends that a nursing facility that         
   accepts committed persons be used exclusively for committed persons         
   and may not admit or retain residents who are not committed persons.        

   Last action date: 99-11-18

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   2


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