91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0831
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NURSING HOME CR-PRENOTIFY                                                  

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Nursing Home Care Act.  Provides that  inspectors  and      
   employees of the Department of Public Health and employees and volun-       
   teers of the Ombudsman Program who notify a facility of a pending com-      
   plaint, investigation or inspection shall be guilty of a Class 4 fe-        
   lony and a fine of no less than $10,000, subject to disciplinary            
   action by their employer, and forever barred from participating in the      
   Ombudsman Program. Provides that superiors who knowingly allowed the        
   prenotfication shall be subject to the same penalties. Provides that        
   the Department must file a complaint with the Attorney General or  the      
   appropriate   State's   Attorney  within  30  days  after  discovering      
   information that leads to a  good  faith  belief  that  a  person  has      
   prenotified a facility.                                                     
          FISCAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)                              
          Corrections population and fiscal impacts would be minimal.          
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)                        
          Same as DOC fiscal note.                                             
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that an inspector or employee who prenotifies a facility      
   of a pending complaint investigation or  inspection  is  guilty  of  a      
   Class A misdemeanor rather than a Class 4 felony and shall be fined no      
   more  than  $2,500.   Deletes references to employees of the Ombudsman      
   Program and its volunteers from the new prenotification provision.          
          STATE MANDATES NOTE, H-AM 1                                          
          (Department of Commerce and Community Affairs)                       
          Does not create a State mandate.                                     
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

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


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