Synopsis As Introduced Creates the MRSA Screening and Reporting Act and amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Requires every hospital to establish a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) control program, and sets forth items that must be included in such a program. Provides that for all hospital patients who are identified with nosocomial S. aureus bloodstream infection or asymptomatic colonization due to MRSA, the Department of Public Health shall require the annual reporting of such cases as a communicable disease or condition. Requires the Department to compile aggregate data from all hospitals for all such patients and to make such data available on its website and in all reports on health statistics and reportable communicable disease cases in Illinois. In provisions of the Hospital Licensing Act concerning the reporting of communicable reportable diseases and conditions, provides that after the effective date of this amendatory Act, such reportable diseases and conditions shall include nosocomial Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections and asymptomatic colonization due to MRSA.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Inserts provisions similar to those of House Bill 378, creating the MRSA Screening and Reporting Act and amending the Hospital Licensing Act, but with changes that include the following: (1) deletes definitions of "MRSA" and "MSSA"; (2) deletes a requirement that a hospital's MRSA control program require identification of nosocomial S. aureus bloodstream infection; (3) adds to the MRSA Screening and Reporting Act a requirement that the Department of Public Health establish by regulation a list of those communicable diseases and conditions for which annual reporting of specific data shall be required, and provides that after October 1, 2007, such reportable diseases and conditions shall include the total number of infections due to MRSA; (4) amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to provide that the MRSA Screening and Reporting Act is repealed on January 1, 2011; and (5) replaces the provisions amending the Hospital Licensing Act with provisions that are the same as those added to the MRSA Screening and Reporting Act concerning reports to the Department after October 1, 2007, and makes these provisions inoperative after December 31, 2010. Effective immediately.
Amends the MRSA Screening and Reporting Act. Provides that a hospital's MRSA control program must require monitoring and strict enforcement of hand hygiene requirements (instead of strict adherence to hand washing and hygiene guidelines). Deletes the provisions requiring hospitals to report certain information to the Department of Public Health; provides that after October 1, 2007, the Department shall compile aggregate data for all hospitals on the total number of infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that (1) are present on admission to a hospital and (2) occurred during the hospital stay, reported separately, as compiled from diagnostic codes contained in the Hospital Discharge Dataset provided to the Department. Provides that this reporting requirement shall apply only for patients in all intensive care units and other at-risk patients identified by hospitals for active surveillance testing for MRSA. Requires that the Department make such data available on its web site, in an annual report, and on the Hospital Report Card. Deletes the provisions amending the Hospital Licensing Act.