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 Bill Status of SB0026  94th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr. - Mattie Hunter and Debbie DeFrancesco Halvorson

House Sponsors
(Rep. Suzanne Bassi - Mark H. Beaubien, Jr. - Mary E. Flowers - Barbara Flynn Currie - Julie Hamos, Thomas Holbrook and Dan Reitz)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/12/2005SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0570

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 60/3from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6103
210 ILCS 60/4from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6104
210 ILCS 60/5from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6105
210 ILCS 60/8from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6108
210 ILCS 60/8.5 new
210 ILCS 60/9from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6109

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Hospice Licensing Act. Adds a definition of "hospice" and deletes the definition of "full hospice"; also changes the definition of "palliative care". Deletes specific requirements with which full hospices must comply, and instead provides that hospices must comply with the requirements of the Act, including the standards adopted by the Department of Public Health. Deletes certain items that must be included in the Department's standards. Provides that the separate standards currently applicable to volunteer hospices are inoperative after June 30, 2006 and that the new standards to be adopted for all hospice programs do not apply to volunteer hospices until July 1, 2006. Provides that the hospice program must meet the minimum standards for certification under Medicare. Effective July 1, 2005.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
210 ILCS 9/75
210 ILCS 60/2from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6102
210 ILCS 60/4.5 new
210 ILCS 60/8.10 new
225 ILCS 46/15

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions similar to those of Senate Bill 26, but with changes that include the following: (1) adds definitions of "bereavement services", "attending physician", "hospice care", "hospice program", "comprehensive hospice", "employee", and "representative", and deletes definition of "full hospice"; (2) provides for the licensure of comprehensive hospice programs (instead of full hospices) and volunteer hospice programs, including provisions for provisional licenses, and sets forth particular requirements with which each type of hospice program must comply; (3) adds provisions concerning the composition and role of hospice care teams; (4) adds provisions concerning plans of care for patients; (5) provides that nursing services, medical social work services, bereavement services, and volunteer services must be provided in a manner consistent with the standards for certification under the Medicare program, and provides that hospice services may be provided in a home or inpatient setting with the intent of minimizing the length of inpatient care; (6) requires a hospice program to fully disclose in writing the hospice services available from the hospice program and the hospice services for which a patient may be eligible under his or her third-party payer plan, and requires a hospice program to provide information regarding other hospice care providers available in the hospice program's service area; (7) adds provisions concerning informed consent; (8) provides that recordkeeping and the use of volunteers must be in accordance with the standards for certification under the Medicare program; (9) adds provisions concerning professional management responsibility, quality assurance, and employee training; (10) amends the Health Care Worker Background Check Act to provide that "health care employer" includes a comprehensive hospice program or volunteer hospice program (instead of a full hospice); and (11) amends the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act to make a conforming change in terminology relating to hospice programs. Effective July 1, 2005.

DateChamber Action
  1/26/2005SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.; Prefiled on December 15, 2004
  1/26/2005SenateFirst Reading
  1/26/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  2/3/2005SenateAssigned to Health & Human Services
  2/24/2005SenatePostponed - Health & Human Services
  3/2/2005SenatePostponed - Health & Human Services
  3/8/2005SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Debbie DeFrancesco Halvorson
  3/10/2005SenateDo Pass Health & Human Services; 007-003-000
  3/10/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 15, 2005
  4/11/2005SenateSecond Reading
  4/11/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 12, 2005
  4/14/2005SenateThird Reading - Passed; 043-014-001
  4/14/2005HouseArrived in House
  4/14/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/14/2005HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  4/14/2005HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark H. Beaubien, Jr.
  4/14/2005HouseFirst Reading
  4/14/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2005HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/5/2005HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/12/2005HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/12/2005HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  5/13/2005HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/17/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  5/17/2005HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Reitz
  5/23/2005HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2005
  5/23/2005HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  5/23/2005HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 25 - Prevailed
  5/24/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Human Services Committee
  5/24/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/24/2005HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 010-000-000
  5/24/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  5/26/2005SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01
  5/26/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01-May 27, 2005.
  5/26/2005SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  5/26/2005SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules
  5/26/2005SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Health & Human Services
  5/26/2005SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Be Adopted Health & Human Services; 009-000-000
  5/27/2005SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/27/2005SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 059-000-000
  5/27/2005SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/24/2005SenateSent to the Governor
  8/12/2005SenateGovernor Approved
  8/12/2005SenateEffective Date August 12, 2005
  8/12/2005SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0570

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