IL SB1779 | 2023-2024 | 103rd General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 58-5)
Status: Enrolled on May 26 2024 - 75% progression
Action: 2024-05-26 - Passed Both Houses
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

Summary

Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Creates a permanent certified medication aide program. Defines "certified medication aide" and "qualified employer". Provides that the Department of Public Health shall administer and enforce a certified medication aide program. Provides that the amendatory Act shall not be construed as preventing or restricting the practice, services, or activities of: (1) any person licensed in this State by any other law from engaging in the profession or occupation for which the person is licensed; (2) any person employed as a medication aide by the government of the United States, if the person practices as a medication aide solely under the direction or control of the organization by which the person is employed; or (3) any person pursuing a course of study leading to a certificate in medication aide at an accredited or approved educational program if their activities and services constitute a part of a supervised course of study and if the person is designated by a title which clearly indicates the person's status as a student or trainee. Provides that the amendatory Act shall not be construed to limit the delegation of tasks or duties by a physician, dentist, advanced practice registered nurse, or podiatric physician as authorized by law. Provides that a certified medication aide: (i) may only practice in a qualified facility; (ii) must be supervised by and receive delegation from a registered nurse that is on duty and present in the facility at all times when the certified medication aide is administering medication; (iii) shall not perform other duties during the duration of the medication distribution; (iv) shall not administer any medication until a physician has conducted an initial assessment of the resident; and (v) shall not administer any Schedule II controlled substances, as set forth in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or any subcutaneous, intramuscular, intradermal, or intravenous medication. Provides that, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds oneself out to practice as a medication aide without being certified under the amendatory Act shall pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount determined by the Department by rule. Provides that the Department has the authority and power to investigate any and all activity under the amendatory Act that is not certified. Provides that the civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty and that the order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record. Provides that the Department shall authorize examinations of applicants for certification as a certified medication aide at the times and places it designates. Provides that applicants for examination as a certified medication aide shall be required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of providing the examination. Provides that an applicant's failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date, at the time and place specified, after the applicant's application for examination has been received and acknowledged by the Department or the designated testing service, shall result in the forfeiture of the examination fee by the applicant. Sets forth requirements for an applicant for examination as a certified medication aide, including requirements for a course of study approved by the Department. Provides that the expiration date for each certificate to practice as a certified medication aide shall be set by rule. Provides that violations and enforcement of this amendatory Act shall be as provided in Article III of the Act. Provides that any person who is issued a certification as a medication aide under the amendatory Act shall use the words "certified medication aide" in connection with the person's name to denote the person's certification. Provides that the Department shall propose rules.

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Title

MEDICATION AIDE PROGRAM

Sponsors

Sen. Doris Turner [D]Sen. Kimberly Lightford [D]Sen. Cristina Castro [D]Sen. Adriane Johnson [D]
Sen. Laura Fine [D]Rep. Yolanda Morris [D]Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz [D]Rep. Norine Hammond [R]
Sen. Lakesia Collins [D]Rep. Terra Costa Howard [D]Rep. Robert Rita [D]Rep. Katie Stuart [D]
Rep. Amy Elik [R]Rep. Dave Severin [R]Rep. Kambium Buckner [D]Rep. Eva Dina Delgado [D]
Rep. Sonya Harper [D]Rep. Michelle Mussman [D]Rep. Aaron Ortiz [D]Rep. Thaddeus Jones [D]
Rep. Marcus Evans [D]Rep. Laura Faver Dias [D]Rep. Mary Canty [D]Rep. Suzanne Ness [D]
Rep. William Davis [D]Sen. Mark Walker [D]Rep. Camille Lilly [D]Rep. Kimberly Du Buclet [D]
Rep. Cyril Nichols [D]Rep. Sharon Chung [D]Rep. Maurice West [D]Rep. Rita Mayfield [D]
Rep. Joyce Mason [D]Rep. Mary Gill [D]Rep. Jaime Andrade [D]Rep. Ann Williams [D]
Rep. Justin Slaughter [D]Rep. Anna Moeller [D]Rep. Kelly Cassidy [D]Rep. LaShawn Ford [D]
Rep. Maura Hirschauer [D]Rep. Diane Blair-Sherlock [D]Rep. Dave Vella [D]Rep. Anthony DeLuca [D]
Rep. Lilian Jimenez [D]Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin [D]Rep. Carol Ammons [D]Rep. Edgar Gonzalez [D]
Rep. Curtis Tarver [D]Rep. Kevin Olickal [D]Rep. Anne Stava-Murray [D]Rep. Norma Hernandez [D]
Rep. Natalie Manley [D]Rep. Daniel Didech [D]Rep. Margaret Croke [D]Rep. Tracy Katz Muhl [D]
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez [D]Rep. Dagmara Avelar [D]Rep. Harry Benton [D]Rep. Gregg Johnson [D]
Rep. Michael Kelly [D]Rep. Paul Jacobs [R]Rep. Tony McCombie [R]

Roll Calls

2024-05-26 - Senate - Concurrence in Senate (Y: 57 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2024-05-26 - Senate - Concurrence in Senate (Y: 57 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2024-05-24 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 110 N: 0 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-30 - Senate - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 42 N: 7 NV: 10 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2024-05-26SenatePassed Both Houses
2024-05-26SenateSenate Concurs
2024-05-26SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Senate Concurs 057-000-000
2024-05-26SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 057-000-000
2024-05-25SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt State Government; 009-000-000
2024-05-25SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt State Government; 009-000-000
2024-05-25SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to State Government
2024-05-25SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to State Government
2024-05-25SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
2024-05-25SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Doris Turner
2024-05-25SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
2024-05-25SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Doris Turner
2024-05-24SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 3 - May 24, 2024
2024-05-24SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 3
2024-05-24HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony M. McCombie
2024-05-24HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs
2024-05-24HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Kelly
2024-05-24HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregg Johnson
2024-05-24HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Benton
2024-05-24HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
2024-05-24HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez
2024-05-24HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
2024-05-24HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2024-05-24HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
2024-05-22HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Human Services Committee; 009-000-000
2024-05-22HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
2024-05-21HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
2024-05-21HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2024-05-21HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
2024-05-21HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Yolonda Morris
2024-05-21HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2024-05-20HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Tabled
2024-05-20HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 007-000-000
2024-05-20HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
2024-05-20HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
2024-05-20HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Yolonda Morris
2024-05-15HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
2024-05-15HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke
2024-05-15HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
2024-05-15HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
2024-05-14HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
2024-05-14HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norma Hernandez
2024-05-14HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
2024-05-14HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin John Olickal
2024-05-14HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
2024-05-14HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
2024-05-14HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2024-05-14HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Yolonda Morris
2024-05-13HouseCommittee/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 24, 2024
2024-05-13HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lilian Jiménez
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Blair-Sherlock
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Gill
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sharon Chung
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cyril Nichols
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kimberly Du Buclet
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. William "Will" Davis
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne M. Ness
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Beth Canty
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Faver Dias
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
2024-05-09HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
2024-05-08HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado
2024-05-08HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kam Buckner
2024-05-08HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
2023-04-28HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2023-04-26HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
2023-04-26HouseRemains in Health Care Licenses Committee
2023-04-26HouseMotion Do Pass - Lost Health Care Licenses Committee; 006-006-000
2023-04-20HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
2023-04-20HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Elik
2023-04-20HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
2023-04-20HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert "Bob" Rita
2023-04-20HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
2023-04-19HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado
2023-04-19HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
2023-04-19HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado
2023-04-18HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
2023-04-11HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2023-04-11HouseFirst Reading
2023-03-31HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Yolonda Morris
2023-03-31HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
2023-03-31HouseArrived in House
2023-03-30SenateThird Reading - Passed; 042-007-000
2023-03-28SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 29, 2023
2023-03-28SenateSecond Reading
2023-03-28SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
2023-03-24SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
2023-03-23SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
2023-03-23SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
2023-03-23SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
2023-03-23SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
2023-03-09SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 10, 2023
2023-03-09SenateDo Pass Health and Human Services; 013-000-000
2023-02-21SenateAssigned to Health and Human Services
2023-02-09SenateReferred to Assignments
2023-02-09SenateFirst Reading
2023-02-09SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Doris Turner

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
2256580-10Amended CodeCitation Text
2256580-45Amended CodeCitation Text
22565Art. 80 headingAmended CodeCitation Text

Illinois State Sources

TypeSource
Summaryhttps://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1779&GAID=17&DocTypeID=SB&SessionID=112&GA=103
Texthttps://www.ilga.gov/legislation/103/SB/10300SB1779.htm
Texthttps://www.ilga.gov/legislation/103/SB/10300SB1779eng.htm
Texthttps://www.ilga.gov/legislation/103/SB/10300SB1779enr.htm
Amendmenthttps://www.ilga.gov/legislation/103/SB/10300SB1779ham001.htm
Amendmenthttps://www.ilga.gov/legislation/103/SB/10300SB1779ham002.htm
Amendmenthttps://www.ilga.gov/legislation/103/SB/10300SB1779ham003.htm
Roll Callhttps://www.ilga.gov/legislation/votehistory/103/senate/10300SB1779_03302023_058000T.pdf
Roll Callhttps://www.ilga.gov/legislation/votehistory/103/house/10300SB1779_05242024_011000T.pdf
Roll Callhttps://www.ilga.gov/legislation/votehistory/103/senate/10300SB1779ham003_05262024_004001C.pdf
Roll Callhttps://www.ilga.gov/legislation/votehistory/103/senate/10300SB1779ham001_05262024_004000C.pdf

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