Bill Text: IL HB1447 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered

Bill Title: Amends the Mercury-Free Vaccine Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Passed) 2018-08-10 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0744 [HB1447 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB1447-Chaptered.html

Public Act 100-0744
HB1447 EnrolledLRB100 03171 MJP 13176 b
AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Hospice Program Licensing Act is amended by
changing Section 9 as follows:
(210 ILCS 60/9) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6109)
Sec. 9. Standards. The Department shall prescribe, by
regulation, minimum standards for licensed hospice programs.
(a) The standards for all hospice programs shall include,
but not be limited to, the following:
(1) (Blank).
(2) The number and qualifications of persons providing
direct hospice services.
(3) The qualifications of those persons contracted
with to provide indirect hospice services.
(4) The palliative and supportive care and bereavement
counseling provided to a hospice patient and his family.
(5) Hospice services provided on an inpatient basis.
(6) Utilization review of patient care.
(7) The quality of care provided to patients.
(8) Procedures for the accurate and centralized
maintenance of records on hospice services provided to
patients and their families.
(9) The use of volunteers in the hospice program, and
the training of those volunteers.
(10) The rights of the patient and the patient's
(b) (Blank).
(c) The standards for hospices owning or operating hospice
residences shall address the following:
(1) The safety, cleanliness, and general adequacy of
the premises, including provision for maintenance of fire
and health standards that conform to State laws and
municipal codes, to provide for the physical comfort,
well-being, care, and protection of the residents.
(2) Provisions and criteria for admission, discharge,
and transfer of residents.
(3) Fee and other contractual agreements with
(4) Medical and supportive services for residents.
(5) Maintenance of records and residents' right of
access of those records.
(6) Procedures for reporting abuse or neglect of
(7) The number of persons who may be served in a
residence, which shall not exceed 20 16 persons per
(8) The ownership, operation, and maintenance of
buildings containing a hospice residence.
(9) The number of licensed hospice residences shall not
exceed 6 before December 31, 1996 and shall not exceed 12
before December 31, 1997. The Department shall conduct a
study of the benefits of hospice residences and make a
recommendation to the General Assembly as to the need to
limit the number of hospice residences after June 30, 1997.
On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act
of the 98th General Assembly, the number of licensed
hospice residences shall not exceed the following:
(A) Five hospice residences located in counties
with a population of 700,000 or more.
(B) Five hospice residences located in counties
with a population of 200,000 or more but less than
(C) Five hospice residences located in counties
with a population of less than 200,000.
(d) In developing the standards for hospices, the
Department shall take into consideration the category of the
hospice programs.
(Source: P.A. 98-207, eff. 8-9-13.)
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.