|Public Act 097-0122|
|HB1684 Enrolled||LRB097 09868 RPM 50025 b|
AN ACT concerning health facilities.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Hospital Licensing Act is amended by
changing Section 6.25 as follows:
(210 ILCS 85/6.25)
Safe patient handling policy.
(a) In this Section:
"Health care worker" means an individual providing direct
patient care services who may be required to lift, transfer,
reposition, or move a patient.
"Nurse" means an advanced practice nurse, a registered
nurse, or a licensed practical nurse licensed under the Nurse
"Safe lifting equipment and accessories" means mechanical
equipment designed to lift, move, reposition, and transfer
patients, including, but not limited to, fixed and portable
ceiling lifts, sit-to-stand lifts, slide sheets and boards,
slings, and repositioning and turning sheets.
"Safe lifting team" means at least 2 individuals who are
trained in the use of both safe lifting techniques and safe
lifting equipment and accessories, including the
responsibility for knowing the location and condition of such