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Full Text of HB3841  99th 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 changing
5Section 2-201.5 as follows:
6    (210 ILCS 45/2-201.5)
7    Sec. 2-201.5. Screening prior to admission.
8    (a) All persons age 18 or older seeking admission to a
9nursing facility must be screened to determine the need for
10nursing facility services prior to being admitted, regardless
11of income, assets, or funding source. Screening for nursing
12facility services shall be administered through procedures
13established by administrative rule. Screening may be done by
14agencies other than the Department as established by
15administrative rule. This Section applies on and after July 1,
161996. No later than October 1, 2010, the Department of
17Healthcare and Family Services, in collaboration with the
18Department on Aging, the Department of Human Services, and the
19Department of Public Health, shall file administrative rules
20providing for the gathering, during the screening process, of
21information relevant to determining each person's potential
22for placing other residents, employees, and visitors at risk of



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1    (a-1) Any screening performed pursuant to subsection (a) of
2this Section shall include a determination of whether any
3person is being considered for admission to a nursing facility
4due to a need for mental health services. For a person who
5needs mental health services, the screening shall also include
6an evaluation of whether there is permanent supportive housing,
7or an array of community mental health services, including but
8not limited to supported housing, assertive community
9treatment, and peer support services, that would enable the
10person to live in the community. The person shall be told about
11the existence of any such services that would enable the person
12to live safely and humanely and about available appropriate
13nursing home services that would enable the person to live
14safely and humanely, and the person shall be given the
15assistance necessary to avail himself or herself of any
16available services.
17    (a-2) Pre-screening for persons with a serious mental
18illness shall be performed by a psychiatrist, a psychologist, a
19registered nurse certified in psychiatric nursing, a licensed
20clinical professional counselor, or a licensed clinical social
21worker, who is competent to (i) perform a clinical assessment
22of the individual, (ii) certify a diagnosis, (iii) make a
23determination about the individual's current need for
24treatment, including substance abuse treatment, and recommend
25specific treatment, and (iv) determine whether a facility or a
26community-based program is able to meet the needs of the



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2    For any person entering a nursing facility, the
3pre-screening agent shall make specific recommendations about
4what care and services the individual needs to receive,
5beginning at admission, to attain or maintain the individual's
6highest level of independent functioning and to live in the
7most integrated setting appropriate for his or her physical and
8personal care and developmental and mental health needs. These
9recommendations shall be revised as appropriate by the
10pre-screening or re-screening agent based on the results of
11resident review and in response to changes in the resident's
12wishes, needs, and interest in transition.
13    Upon the person entering the nursing facility, the
14Department of Human Services or its designee shall assist the
15person in establishing a relationship with a community mental
16health agency or other appropriate agencies in order to (i)
17promote the person's transition to independent living and (ii)
18support the person's progress in meeting individual goals.
19    (a-3) The Department of Human Services, by rule, shall
20provide for a prohibition on conflicts of interest for
21pre-admission screeners. The rule shall provide for waiver of
22those conflicts by the Department of Human Services if the
23Department of Human Services determines that a scarcity of
24qualified pre-admission screeners exists in a given community
25and that, absent a waiver of conflicts, an insufficient number
26of pre-admission screeners would be available. If a conflict is



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1waived, the pre-admission screener shall disclose the conflict
2of interest to the screened individual in the manner provided
3for by rule of the Department of Human Services. For the
4purposes of this subsection, a "conflict of interest" includes,
5but is not limited to, the existence of a professional or
6financial relationship between (i) a PAS-MH corporate or a
7PAS-MH agent and (ii) a community provider or long-term care
9    (b) In addition to the screening required by subsection
10(a), a facility, except for those licensed as long term care
11for under age 22 facilities, shall, within 24 hours after
12admission, request a criminal history background check
13pursuant to the Uniform Conviction Information Act for all
14persons age 18 or older seeking admission to the facility,
15unless (i) a background check was initiated by a hospital
16pursuant to subsection (d) of Section 6.09 of the Hospital
17Licensing Act; (ii) the transferring resident is immobile; or
18(iii) the transferring resident is moving into hospice. The
19exemption provided in item (ii) or (iii) of this subsection (b)
20shall apply only if a background check was completed by the
21facility the resident resided at prior to seeking admission to
22the facility and the resident was transferred to the facility
23with no time passing during which the resident was not
24institutionalized. If item (ii) or (iii) of this subsection (b)
25applies, the prior facility shall provide a copy of its
26background check of the resident and all supporting



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1documentation, including, when applicable, the criminal
2history report and the security assessment, to the facility to
3which the resident is being transferred. Background checks
4conducted pursuant to this Section shall be based on the
5resident's name, date of birth, and other identifiers as
6required by the Department of State Police. If the results of
7the background check are inconclusive, the facility shall
8initiate a fingerprint-based check, unless the fingerprint
9check is waived by the Director of Public Health based on
10verification by the facility that the resident is completely
11immobile or that the resident meets other criteria related to
12the resident's health or lack of potential risk which may be
13established by Departmental rule. A waiver issued pursuant to
14this Section shall be valid only while the resident is immobile
15or while the criteria supporting the waiver exist. The facility
16shall provide for or arrange for any required fingerprint-based
17checks to be taken on the premises of the facility. If a
18fingerprint-based check is required, the facility shall
19arrange for it to be conducted in a manner that is respectful
20of the resident's dignity and that minimizes any emotional or
21physical hardship to the resident.
22    (c) If the results of a resident's criminal history
23background check reveal that the resident is an identified
24offender as defined in Section 1-114.01, the facility shall do
25the following:
26        (1) Immediately notify the Department of State Police,



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1    in the form and manner required by the Department of State
2    Police, in collaboration with the Department of Public
3    Health, that the resident is an identified offender.
4        (2) Within 72 hours, arrange for a fingerprint-based
5    criminal history record inquiry to be requested on the
6    identified offender resident. The inquiry shall be based on
7    the subject's name, sex, race, date of birth, fingerprint
8    images, and other identifiers required by the Department of
9    State Police. The inquiry shall be processed through the
10    files of the Department of State Police and the Federal
11    Bureau of Investigation to locate any criminal history
12    record information that may exist regarding the subject.
13    The Federal Bureau of Investigation shall furnish to the
14    Department of State Police, pursuant to an inquiry under
15    this paragraph (2), any criminal history record
16    information contained in its files.
17    The facility shall comply with all applicable provisions
18contained in the Uniform Conviction Information Act.
19    All name-based and fingerprint-based criminal history
20record inquiries shall be submitted to the Department of State
21Police electronically in the form and manner prescribed by the
22Department of State Police. The Department of State Police may
23charge the facility a fee for processing name-based and
24fingerprint-based criminal history record inquiries. The fee
25shall be deposited into the State Police Services Fund. The fee
26shall not exceed the actual cost of processing the inquiry.



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1    (d) (Blank).
2    (e) The Department shall develop and maintain a
3de-identified database of residents who have injured facility
4staff, facility visitors, or other residents, and the attendant
5circumstances, solely for the purposes of evaluating and
6improving resident pre-screening and assessment procedures
7(including the Criminal History Report prepared under Section
82-201.6) and the adequacy of Department requirements
9concerning the provision of care and services to residents. A
10resident shall not be listed in the database until a Department
11survey confirms the accuracy of the listing. The names of
12persons listed in the database and information that would allow
13them to be individually identified shall not be made public.
14Neither the Department nor any other agency of State government
15may use information in the database to take any action against
16any individual, licensee, or other entity, unless the
17Department or agency receives the information independent of
18this subsection (e). All information collected, maintained, or
19developed under the authority of this subsection (e) for the
20purposes of the database maintained under this subsection (e)
21shall be treated in the same manner as information that is
22subject to Part 21 of Article VIII of the Code of Civil
24(Source: P.A. 96-1372, eff. 7-29-10; 97-48, eff. 6-28-11.)
25    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
26becoming law.