IL HB2604 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Introduced on February 14 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-03-20 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
Pending: House Labor & Commerce Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Creates the Safe Patient Limits Act. Provides the maximum number of patients that may be assigned to a registered nurse in specified situations. Provides that nothing shall preclude a facility from assigning fewer patients to a registered nurse than the limits provided in Act. Provides that nothing in the Act precludes the use of patient acuity systems consistent with the Nurse Staffing by Patient Acuity Act; however, the maximum patient assignments in the Act may not be exceeded, regardless of the use and application of any patient acuity system. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall adopt rules governing the implementation and operation of the Act. Provides that all facilities shall adopt written policies and procedures for training and orientation of nursing staff and that no registered nurse shall be assigned to a nursing unit or clinical area unless that nurse has, among other things, demonstrated competence in providing care in that area. Provides that the written policies and procedures for the training and orientation of nursing staff shall require that all temporary personnel receive the same amount and type of training and orientation that is required for permanent staff. Provides that the Act's provisions are severable.

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2019-03-20HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
2019-03-19HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
2019-03-19HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2019-03-19HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Fred Crespo
2019-03-12HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
2019-03-11HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
2019-03-07HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
2019-03-07HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
2019-03-05HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
2019-02-26HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
2019-02-14HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2019-02-14HouseFirst Reading
2019-02-14HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Fred Crespo

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