Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. In provisions regarding involuntary transfer or discharge of a resident, provides that a facility may submit to a resident or a resident's legal representative a bill for all charges for which payment was not made during the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides that if payment is not made or if the resident or the resident's legal representative does not contact the facility to set up a payment schedule acceptable to the facility within 45 days after submission of a bill, the facility may submit a request for payment and, 30 days after receipt of the request for payment, the facility may initiate an involuntary transfer or discharge of the resident. Provides that if the resident or the resident's legal representative submits evidence of the resident's financial inability to cover all charges, the facility shall make application on behalf of the resident for Medicaid services, and, upon approval of the resident's application, the State shall pay the resident's bill, retroactive to the date the resident failed to make payment. Provides that a resident's discharge prior to this action does not eliminate a resident's responsibility to pay for all services rendered. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Provides that the amendatory provisions do not apply to a resident whose care is provided for under the Illinois Public Aid Code or who has submitted an application for care to be provided under the Illinois Public Aid Code.