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Full Text of HB3379  102nd General Assembly

HB3379 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB3379

 

Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
20 ILCS 2310/2310-312.5 new

    Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Public Health to identify at least 2 hospitals that have had over the last 5 years similar reported levels of patients with one or more types of hospital-acquired infections and to solicit proposals from at least one such hospital to conduct a pilot program to install in common hospital touch surfaces antimicrobial metallic material in the rooms of patients likely to be at high risk of hospital-acquired infections. Provides that installation costs for the pilot program shall be classified as capital infrastructure improvements and eligible for capital development grants. Contains specified requirements for the Department regarding the pilot program.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
5Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
6amended by adding Section 2310-312.5 as follows:
 
7    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-312.5 new)
8    Sec. 2310-312.5. Disinfection innovation pilot program.
9The Department shall identify at least 2 hospitals that have
10had over the last 5 years similar reported levels of patients
11with one or more types of hospital-acquired infections,
12including, but not limited to, Staphylococcal infections, c.
13difficile, e. coli, P. aeruginosa, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, or
14genetic variant strains thereof, and methicillin-resistant
15Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The Department shall solicit
16proposals from at least one such hospital to conduct a pilot
17program to install in common hospital touch surfaces (such as
18patient beds, light switches, and door knobs and plates)
19antimicrobial metallic material (which may include copper or
20silver alloy metal wall plates, copper-oxide impregnated hard
21surfaces, silver or zinc oxides, metallic nanoparticles, or
22silver-ruthenium complexes) in the rooms of patients likely to
23be at high risk of hospital-acquired infections. Installation

 

 

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1costs for the pilot program shall be classified as capital
2infrastructure improvements and eligible for capital
3development grants. For hospitals identified under this pilot
4program, the Department shall annually monitor the
5hospital-acquired infection rate for a period of up to 5 years
6and compare and report for the General Assembly and the
7medical literature whether the hospital-acquired infection
8rate has decreased in the hospital by using this technology.
9The Department shall search for ways to fund the antimicrobial
10infrastructure, including, but not limited to, seeking funds
11and grants from private or federal groups or entities, or by
12appropriation from the General Assembly. If the Department
13seeks to further assess the antimicrobial performance of the
14materials themselves, the methodology for measuring
15antimicrobial performance shall comply with standards for
16assessment, such as JIS Z 2801:2010; ISO 22196:2011; or United
17States Environmental Protection Agency protocols (2016).