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Full Text of HB3147  102nd General Assembly


Rep. Natalie A. Manley

Filed: 4/8/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3147 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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.



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1    Section 10. The Hospital Licensing Act is amended by
2adding Section 6.28 as follows:
3    (210 ILCS 85/6.28 new)
4    Sec. 6.28. Patient contact policy during pandemics or
5other public health emergencies. During a pandemic or other
6public health emergency, a hospital licensed under this Act
7shall develop and implement a contact policy to encourage
8patients' ability to engage with family members throughout the
9duration of the pandemic or other public health emergency,
10including through the use of phone calls, videos calls, or
11other electronic mechanism.
12    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.".