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 Bill Status of HB4478  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  NURSING-DELEGATION

House Sponsors
Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 65/50-10was 225 ILCS 65/5-10
225 ILCS 65/50-75
225 ILCS 65/60-35

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Provides that registered professional nursing practice is a scientific process founded on a professional body of knowledge; it is a learned profession based on the understanding of the human condition across the life span and environment and includes all nursing specialties and means the performance of any nursing act based upon professional knowledge, judgment, and skills acquired by means of completion of an approved professional nursing education program. Provides that registered professional nurses may delegate nursing interventions and tasks (rather than nursing interventions) to other registered professional nurses and licensed practical nurses based on a comprehensive nursing assessment. Provides that registered professional nurses may delegate tasks to unlicensed personnel based on a comprehensive nursing assessment. Provides that a registered professional nurse is prohibited from delegating work requiring nursing knowledge, assessment, judgment, inference, decision making (including medication administration), the development of a plan of care, and the evaluation of a plan of care to unlicensed non-nurse personnel. Removes provisions concerning delegation of nursing interventions and administration of medications in community-based or in-home care settings. Makes other changes. Effective July 1, 2022.

DateChamber Action
  1/12/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  1/21/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/21/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

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