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Public Act 096-0477




Public Act 096-0477
SB0134 Enrolled LRB096 05840 DRJ 15920 b

    AN ACT concerning health.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Nursing Home Care Act is amended by changing
Section 3-417 as follows:
    (210 ILCS 45/3-417)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-417)
    Sec. 3-417. Transfer or discharge; alternative placements.
The Department shall offer transfer or discharge and relocation
assistance to residents transferred or discharged under
Sections 3-401 through 3-415, including information on
available alternative placements. Residents shall be involved
in planning the transfer or discharge and shall choose among
the available alternative placements, except that where an
emergency makes prior resident involvement impossible the
Department may make a temporary placement until a final
placement can be arranged. Residents may choose their final
alternative placement and shall be given assistance in
transferring to such place. No resident may be forced to remain
in a temporary or permanent placement. Where the Department
makes or participates in making the relocation decision,
consideration shall be given to proximity to the resident's
relatives and friends. The resident shall be allowed 3 visits
to potential alternative placements prior to removal, except
where medically contraindicated or where the need for immediate
transfer or discharge requires reduction in the number of
    When the Department provides information on available
alternative placements in community-based settings for
individuals being discharged or transferred from facilities
licensed under this Act, the information must include a
comprehensive list of a range of appropriate, client-oriented
services and the name of and contact information for the ADA
coordinator in the relocation locale. The comprehensive list
must include the name and contact information for each agency
or organization providing those services and a summary of the
services provided by each agency or organization. A hotline or
similar crisis telephone number must also be provided to
individuals relocating into the community.
(Source: P.A. 81-223.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/14/2009