Bill Text: IL HB2544 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that for informal dispute resolution under the Act, if the Department of Public Health determines that the submitted evidence or arguments were insufficient to refute either the State's informal dispute resolution findings or federal informal dispute resolution deficiencies (currently, were insufficient to refute the findings), then the Department shall provide a detailed written explanation (currently, provide a written explanation) of the reason or reasons why the evidence or arguments were insufficient to refute the State's findings or federal deficiencies (currently, refute the finding). Makes a corresponding change. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-03-31 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB2544 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2544-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB2544

Introduced , by Rep. Michael D. Unes

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
210 ILCS 45/3-713.5

Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that for informal dispute resolution under the Act, if the Department of Public Health determines that the submitted evidence or arguments were insufficient to refute either the State's informal dispute resolution findings or federal informal dispute resolution deficiencies (currently, were insufficient to refute the findings), then the Department shall provide a detailed written explanation (currently, provide a written explanation) of the reason or reasons why the evidence or arguments were insufficient to refute the State's findings or federal deficiencies (currently, refute the finding). Makes a corresponding change. Effective immediately.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning regulation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Nursing Home Care Act is amended by changing
5Section 3-713.5 as follows:
6 (210 ILCS 45/3-713.5)
7 Sec. 3-713.5. Informal dispute resolution. Pursuant to the
8requirements of subsection (c) of Section 3-212 of this Act,
9when a facility submits comments refuting licensure findings,
10it shall be considered an informal dispute resolution if the
11same findings were not submitted for an informal dispute
12resolution pursuant to protocols for federal certification
13deficiencies established by the federal Centers for Medicare
14and Medicaid Services. The Department shall review
15documentation submitted as the basis for an informal dispute
16resolution. If the Department determines that the submitted
17evidence or arguments were insufficient to refute either the
18State's informal dispute resolution findings or federal
19informal dispute resolution deficiencies, then the Department
20shall provide a detailed written explanation of the reason or
21reasons why the evidence or arguments were insufficient to
22refute the State's findings or federal deficiencies finding. If
23the Department fails to provide a written explanation of the

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1reason or reasons why the evidence or arguments were
2insufficient to refute the State's informal dispute resolution
3findings within 60 days of receipt, the alleged, disputed
4licensure violation shall be cited, but no penalty shall be
5imposed.
6(Source: P.A. 99-555, eff. 1-1-17.)
7 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.
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