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Full Text of SB0595  95th General Assembly


Sen. David Koehler

Filed: 3/6/2007





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 595 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Illinois Act on the Aging is amended by
5 adding Section 4.08 as follows:
6     (20 ILCS 105/4.08 new)
7     Sec. 4.08. Medication management program. Subject to
8 appropriation, the Department shall establish a program to
9 assist persons 60 years of age or older in managing their
10 medications through agreements with local case coordination
11 units. The case coordination units may contract with various
12 community agencies or programs for medication management
13 services, including but not limited to home health agencies,
14 facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act or the
15 Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, public health
16 departments, or hospitals. The Department shall establish



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1 guidelines and standards for the program by rule. The program
2 may include but not be limited to the use of a licensed health
3 care professional to provide such services as medication
4 reminders, medication monitoring, medication set-up, and
5 storage of medication. The licensed health care professional
6 may also interface with the client's caregivers, pharmacist,
7 and physicians. For the purposes of this Section, "licensed
8 health care professional" means a registered professional
9 nurse, an advanced practice nurse, pharmacist, or a physician
10 assistant.
11     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
12 becoming law.".