91st General Assembly
Summary of HB3391
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Short description: 
NURS HM-PUNITIVE DAMAGES                                                   

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Nursing Home Care Act.   Provides  that  a  court  may      
   award  punitive  damages in an action against a facility for wilful or      
   wanton misconduct of or for abuse or neglect by the facility's  agents      
   or  employees  that  results  in  the  injury  or death of a resident.      
   Provides that actions in which a  court  may  award  punitive  damages      
   include  actions  brought  under  the  Wrongful  Death Act and under a      
   provision concerning survival of actions in the Probate Act of 1975.        
   Effective immediately.                                                      
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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