State of Illinois
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SB286 Enrolled                                 LRB9207736JMmb

 1        AN ACT concerning the Department of Public Health.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.   The  Department of Public Health Powers and
 5    Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code  of  Illinois  is
 6    amended by adding Section 2310-605 as follows:

 7        (20 ILCS 2310/2310-605 new)
 8        Sec. 2310-605.  Dementia Patient Care Advisory Committee.
 9    The  Director  of  Public  Health  shall  appoint  a Dementia
10    Patient Care Advisory Committee to study appropriate care and
11    staffing for dementia patients  residing  in  long-term  care
12    facilities.     The    Advisory    Committee    shall    make
13    recommendations  regarding  appropriate standards of care and
14    staffing to the Director by April  15,  2002.   The  Advisory
15    Committee  shall  be  composed  of the following members with
16    knowledge of long-term care, dementia, and  senior  advocacy:
17    the   Director   of   Aging,   or  his  or  her  designee;  3
18    representatives of long-term care; a  representative  of  the
19    Alzheimer's  Association; a representative of the Association
20    of Long-Term Care Ombudsmen; and  any  other  individuals  or
21    representatives  designated  by  the Director.   The Director
22    shall designate one of  the  Advisory  Committee  members  to
23    serve  as  the  chairperson  of  the Advisory Committee.  All
24    Advisory Committee members shall serve  without  compensation
25    but may be reimbursed for necessary expenses.
26        This Section is repealed April 30, 2002.

27        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
28    becoming law.

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