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Full Text of HB3147  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Nursing Home Care Act is amended by adding
5Section 2-108.5 as follows:
6    (210 ILCS 45/2-108.5 new)
7    Sec. 2-108.5. Resident phone call or video call during a
8disaster declared by the Governor. Upon request, a facility
9shall make every reasonable effort to facilitate at least one
10phone call or video call between a resident and a single family
11member of the resident each day during a disaster declared by
12the Governor under Section 7 of the Illinois Emergency
13Management Agency Act, unless doing so could pose a danger to
14residents or staff or redirect resources away from direct
15resident care and protection.
16    Section 10. The Hospital Licensing Act is amended by
17adding Section 6.28 as follows:
18    (210 ILCS 85/6.28 new)
19    Sec. 6.28. Patient contact policy during pandemics or
20other public health emergencies. During a pandemic or other
21public health emergency, a hospital licensed under this Act



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1shall develop and implement a contact policy to encourage
2patients' ability to engage with family members throughout the
3duration of the pandemic or other public health emergency,
4including through the use of phone calls, videos calls, or
5other electronic mechanism.
6    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.