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Full Text of HB5784  100th General Assembly




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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 Veterans' Affairs Act is
5amended by adding Section 2.13 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 2805/2.13 new)
7    Sec. 2.13. Veterans Homes; complaints; communicable
8disease reports.
9    (a) As used in this Section:
10    "Case" means a person that lived as a resident in a
11Veterans Home and had an illness due to a communicable disease.
12    "Communicable disease" means an illness due to a specific
13infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through
14transmission of that agent or its products from an infected
15person, animal, or inanimate source to a susceptible host,
16either directly or indirectly, through an intermediate plant or
17animal host, a vector, or the inanimate environment.
18    (b) The Department shall submit a bi-annual report to the
19General Assembly by January 1 and July 1 of each year about the
20health and welfare of residents at Veterans Homes. The report
21shall be filed electronically with the General Assembly, as
22provided under Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization
23Act, and shall be provided electronically to any member of the



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1General Assembly upon request. Each report shall include, but
2not be limited to, the following:
3        (1) the number and nature of complaints made by
4    residents, a resident's emergency contacts or next of kin,
5    or a resident's power of attorney during the quarter;
6        (2) information on any epidemic reported at a Veterans
7    Home during the quarter; and
8        (3) the number of cases and information on the cases,
9    including, but not limited to, any dates a resident showed
10    signs and symptoms of having a communicable disease, any
11    dates of a confirmed diagnosis of any resident with a
12    communicable disease, and the action taken by the Veterans
13    Home to eradicate the spread of communicable disease,
14    during the quarter.
15    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 2,