REA, TROTTER, SMITH, BOMKE, WATSON, MUNOZ,
SULLIVAN, JACOBS, DEL VALLE, OBAMA, LIGHTFORD,
SILVERSTEIN, VIVERITO, SHADID, HENDON, BOWLES, KLEMM,
BERMAN, CULLERTON, PETERSON, MAHAR, DEMUZIO,
DILLARD, RADOGNO, DELEO, LUECHTEFELD, DONAHUE,
MYERS,J, O'DANIEL, JONES,E, LAUZEN, JONES,W, SYVERSON AND NOLAND.
ASSISTED LIVING-SHARED HOUSING
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act. Provides for
the Act to be administered by the Department on Aging. Permits the
development and operation of assisted living and shared housing
establishments for senior citizens. Assisted living and shared
housing establishments provide residential accommodations and
specified services to seniors. Certain services including meals,
housekeeping, security, and necessary assistance with activities of
daily living must be provided. Requires all housing to be provided
pursuant to contract. Establishes minimum staffing levels. Requires
facilities to be licensed and establishes license requirements. Sets
forth penalties for violations. Creates the Assisted Living and
Shared Housing Advisory Board to advise the Director of Aging in the
administration of the Act. Creates the Assisted Living and Shared
Housing Regulatory Fund. Requires the Department on Aging to study
and report the effects of the Act upon the availability of housing for
seniors. Amends the Illinois Act on the Aging to include assisted liv-
ing and shared housing establishments in the Long Term Care Ombudsman
Program. Amends the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act and the
Nursing Home Care Act to exclude assisted living and shared housing
establishments from the scope of those Acts. Amends the Health Care
Worker Background Check Act, the Alzheimer's Special Care Disclosure
Act, and the Abused and Neglected Long Term Care Facility Residents
Reporting Act to include assisted living and shared housing
establishments within the scope of those Acts. Effective January 1,
2001 except that provisions relating to the Assisted Living and Shared
Housing Advisory Board and powers and duties of the Department on
Aging take effect upon becoming law.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that a long-term care facility may elect to retain its
Certificate of Need for sheltered care beds converted to assisted
living use. Excludes facilities licensed under the Hospice Program
Licensing Act from the scope of the bill. Provides that medication
must be administered by a licensed health care professional.
Limits the powers of the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Advisory
Board. Removes provisions exempting licensees under this Act from the
Nursing Home Care Act. Also makes technical changes.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that notice required to be given to residents regarding
termination of a resident's residency in an establishment may be
waived when there is imminent danger of death or serious physical
harm to the resident, not when there is merely an emergency situation.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 2
END OF INQUIRY
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