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Public Act 098-0085





Public Act 098-0085
SB1292 EnrolledLRB098 07058 RPM 37117 b

    AN ACT concerning health facilities.
    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 3-304.1 and by adding Section 3-518 as follows:
    (210 ILCS 45/3-304.1)
    Sec. 3-304.1. Public computer access to information.
    (a) The Department must make information regarding nursing
homes in the State available to the public in electronic form
on the World Wide Web, including all of the following
        (1) who regulates nursing homes;
        (2) information in the possession of the Department
    that is listed in Sections 3-210 and 3-304;
        (3) deficiencies and plans of correction;
        (4) enforcement remedies;
        (5) penalty letters;
        (6) designation of penalty monies;
        (7) the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services'
    Health Care Financing Administration special projects or
    federally required inspections;
        (8) advisory standards;
        (9) deficiency-free surveys;
        (10) enforcement actions and enforcement summaries;
        (11) distressed facilities; and .
        (12) the report submitted under Section 3-518.
    (b) No fee or other charge may be imposed by the Department
as a condition of accessing the information.
    (c) The electronic public access provided through the World
Wide Web shall be in addition to any other electronic or print
distribution of the information.
    (d) The information shall be made available as provided in
this Section in the shortest practicable time after it is
publicly available in any other form.
(Source: P.A. 96-1372, eff. 7-29-10.)
    (210 ILCS 45/3-518 new)
    Sec. 3-518. Fines. Beginning January 15, 2014, and each
January 15 thereafter, the Department shall submit to the
General Assembly, the Department's Long-Term Care Facility
Advisory Board, and the State Ombudsman an accounting of all
federal and State fines received by the Department in the
preceding fiscal year by the fund in which they have been
deposited. For each fund, the report shall show the source of
all moneys that are deposited into each fund and the purpose
and amount of all expenditures from each fund.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/15/2013