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Public Act 100-1103


Public Act 1103 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-1103
HB5784 EnrolledLRB100 17963 MJP 33147 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Veterans' Affairs Act is
amended by adding Section 2.13 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 2805/2.13 new)
    Sec. 2.13. Veterans Homes; complaints; communicable
disease reports.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Case" means a person that lived as a resident in a
Veterans Home and had an illness due to a communicable disease.
    "Communicable disease" means an illness due to a specific
infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through
transmission of that agent or its products from an infected
person, animal, or inanimate source to a susceptible host,
either directly or indirectly, through an intermediate plant or
animal host, a vector, or the inanimate environment.
    (b) The Department shall submit a bi-annual report to the
General Assembly by January 1 and July 1 of each year about the
health and welfare of residents at Veterans Homes. The report
shall be filed electronically with the General Assembly, as
provided under Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization
Act, and shall be provided electronically to any member of the
General Assembly upon request. Each report shall include, but
not be limited to, the following:
        (1) the number and nature of complaints made by
    residents, a resident's emergency contacts or next of kin,
    or a resident's power of attorney during the quarter;
        (2) information on any epidemic reported at a Veterans
    Home during the quarter; and
        (3) the number of cases and information on the cases,
    including, but not limited to, any dates a resident showed
    signs and symptoms of having a communicable disease, any
    dates of a confirmed diagnosis of any resident with a
    communicable disease, and the action taken by the Veterans
    Home to eradicate the spread of communicable disease,
    during the quarter.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 2,

Effective Date: 8/27/2018