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 Bill Status of HB0877  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Angelo Saviano - Jack McGuire

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 85/7from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 148
210 ILCS 85/10.9 new
210 ILCS 86/25

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Hospital Licensing Act and the Hospital Report Card Act. Provides that a nurse or unlicensed hospital worker may not be required to work overtime except in the case of an unforeseen emergent situation. Provides that a nurse or unlicensed worker may not be disciplined, discriminated against, dismissed, discharged, or retaliated against or made subject to any other adverse employment decision for refusing to work overtime. Provides that a nurse may not be required to work more than 12 consecutive hours in a 24-hour period. Provides that work schedules must be posted at least one month in advance and may not be changed after posting except by mutual agreement between nurses or unlicensed workers and the hospital. Provides that when a nurse or unlicensed worker works 12 consecutive hours, the nurse or unlicensed worker must be allowed at least 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time immediately following the completion of the shift. Authorizes a hospital employee to file a complaint with the Department of Public Health alleging a violation of these provisions, and authorizes the Director of Public Health to issue a reprimand or impose a monetary civil penalty if he or she determines that a violation has occurred. Provides that civil penalties shall be paid to the Department of Public Health and used by the Department for the purpose of funding scholarships awarded under the Nursing Education Scholarship Law. Provides that a hospital must post a summary of these provisions approved by the Director of Labor in a conspicuous and accessible place in or about the hospital premises wherever any person subject to these provisions is employed; provides that the Department of Labor must furnish copies of the summary to hospitals on request, without charge. Provides that violations of these overtime provisions must be reported to the Department of Public Health under the Hospital Report Card Act. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/2/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Angelo Saviano
  2/2/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/2/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2005HouseAssigned to Registration and Regulation Committee
  2/18/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  3/10/2005HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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