91st General Assembly
Summary of HB2190
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Short description: 
NURSING HOME REFORM                                                        

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Nursing Home Care Act.  Provides that  the  Department      
   of  Public  Health  shall  discipline  facility  employees, agents, or      
   administrators that fail to report the abuse or neglect of a resident.      
   Provides for Departmental review of  nursing  home  residents  with  a      
   mental  illness  to  determine  the  appropriateness of placement, the      
   adequacy of treatment and oversight, and the safety of other residents      
   and of the staffing policies of all nursing homes to ensure  that  all      
   nursing  homes  have  an adequate number of staff with the appropriate      
   specialized  training  needed  to  care  for  mentally  ill  patients.      
   Provides that the Department shall review its  current  licensing  and      
   certification  policies  for  nursing  homes  and  its  penalties  for      
   violation to deter facilities from repeated violation of licensure and      
   certification    requirements.    Amends   the   Mental   Health   and      
   Developmental Disabilities Code.   Provides  that  the  Department  of      
   Human  Services  shall  review  its  policies  and  procedures and the      
   policies and procedures of the Department of  Public  Health  and  the      
   Department  of  Public  Aid  to  determine  the  adequacy  of  patient      
   assessments  and treatment plans that include nursing home placements.      
   Provides that the Department may impose a moratorium on discharges  of      
   appropriate  residents  from  mental health facilities operated by the      
   State or a political subdivision thereof pending the review.                
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

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


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