SB 1779

  • Illinois Senate Bill
  • 103rd Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Mar 31, 2023
  • Passed Senate Mar 30, 2023
  • Passed House May 24, 2024
  • Governor

Medication Aide Program

Abstract

Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Changes the name of the Medication Aide Pilot Program to the Medication Aide Program. Makes conforming changes. Provides that to be approved as a qualified facility under the program (instead of for the duration of the pilot program), a facility must meet specified requirements. Removes provisions that provide that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall submit a report regarding patient safety, efficiency, and errors, as determined by rule, to the General Assembly no later than 6 months after termination of the pilot program. Removes language providing that licenses under the Medication Aide Program Article may not be renewed or restored. Makes corresponding changes. House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes reference to: 225 ILCS 65/Art. 80 heading 225 ILCS 65/80-10 225 ILCS 65/80-45 Adds reference to: 210 ILCS 45/3-220 new Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Creates a permanent certified medication aide program. Defines "certified medication aide" and "qualified employer". Provides that the Department of Public Health shall administer and enforce a certified medication aide program. Provides that the amendatory Act shall not be construed as preventing or restricting the practice, services, or activities of: (1) any person licensed in this State by any other law from engaging in the profession or occupation for which the person is licensed; (2) any person employed as a medication aide by the government of the United States, if the person practices as a medication aide solely under the direction or control of the organization by which the person is employed; or (3) any person pursuing a course of study leading to a certificate in medication aide at an accredited or approved educational program if their activities and services constitute a part of a supervised course of study and if the person is designated by a title which clearly indicates the person's status as a student or trainee. Provides that the amendatory Act shall not be construed to limit the delegation of tasks or duties by a physician, dentist, advanced practice registered nurse, or podiatric physician as authorized by law. Provides that a certified medication aide: (i) may only practice in a qualified facility; (ii) must be supervised by and receive delegation from a registered nurse that is on duty and present in the facility at all times when the certified medication aide is administering medication; (iii) shall not perform other duties during the duration of the medication distribution; (iv) shall not administer any medication until a physician has conducted an initial assessment of the resident; and (v) shall not administer any Schedule II controlled substances, as set forth in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or any subcutaneous, intramuscular, intradermal, or intravenous medication. Provides that, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds oneself out to practice as a medication aide without being certified under the amendatory Act shall pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount determined by the Department by rule. Provides that the Department has the authority and power to investigate any and all activity under the amendatory Act that is not certified. Provides that the civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty and that the order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record. Provides that the Department shall authorize examinations of applicants for certification as a certified medication aide at the times and places it designates. Provides that applicants for examination as a certified medication aide shall be required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of providing the examination. Provides that an applicant's failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date, at the time and place specified, after the applicant's application for examination has been received and acknowledged by the Department or the designated testing service, shall result in the forfeiture of the examination fee by the applicant. Sets forth requirements for an applicant for examination as a certified medication aide, including requirements for a course of study approved by the Department. Provides that the expiration date for each certificate to practice as a certified medication aide shall be set by rule. Provides that violations and enforcement of this amendatory Act shall be as provided in Article III of the Act. Provides that any person who is issued a certification as a medication aide under the amendatory Act shall use the words "certified medication aide" in connection with the person's name to denote the person's certification. Provides that the Department shall propose rules. House Floor Amendment No. 3 Provides that the Department of Public Health may take disciplinary action against a medication aide, including, but not limited to, suspension or revocation of the medication aide's certification, for gross negligence. Provides that a facility is required to provide information about medication administration via certified medication aides in its admission agreements. Provides that the Department must, within 180 days (rather than 90 days) after the effective date of the amendatory Act, propose rules to implement, administer, and enforce the provisions added by the amendatory Act.

Bill Sponsors (63)

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Jun 24, 2024

Senate

Sent to the Governor

May 26, 2024

Senate

Passed Both Houses

Senate

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 057-000-000

Senate

House Floor Amendment No. 3 Senate Concurs 057-000-000

Senate

Senate Concurs

May 25, 2024

Senate

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Doris Turner

Senate

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments

Senate

House Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments

Senate

House Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Doris Turner

Senate

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to State Government

Senate

House Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to State Government

Senate

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt State Government; 009-000-000

Senate

House Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt State Government; 009-000-000

May 24, 2024

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony M. McCombie

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Kelly

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregg Johnson

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Benton

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez

House

Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000

House

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate

House

House Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 3 - May 24, 2024

Senate

Secretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 3

May 22, 2024

House

House Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee

House

House Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Human Services Committee; 009-000-000

May 21, 2024

House

Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

House

Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate

House

House Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Yolonda Morris

House

Second Reading - Short Debate

House

House Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee

May 20, 2024

House

House Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Yolonda Morris

House

House Committee Amendment No. 2 Tabled

House

Do Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 007-000-000

House

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote

House

House Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee

May 15, 2024

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah

House

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee

May 14, 2024

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norma Hernandez

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin John Olickal

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.

House

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee

House

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Yolonda Morris

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley

May 13, 2024

House

Assigned to Human Services Committee

House

Committee/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 24, 2024

May 09, 2024

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Faver Dias

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Beth Canty

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne M. Ness

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. William "Will" Davis

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kimberly Du Buclet

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cyril Nichols

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sharon Chung

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Gill

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Blair-Sherlock

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lilian Jiménez

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons

May 08, 2024

House

Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kam Buckner

Apr 28, 2023

House

Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Apr 26, 2023

House

Motion Do Pass - Lost Health Care Licenses Committee; 006-006-000

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin

House

Remains in Health Care Licenses Committee

Apr 20, 2023

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert "Bob" Rita

House

Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Elik

House

Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart

House

Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond

Apr 19, 2023

House

Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado

House

Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado

House

Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

Apr 18, 2023

House

Assigned to Health Care Licenses Committee

Apr 11, 2023

House

Referred to Rules Committee

House

First Reading

Mar 31, 2023

House

Arrived in House

House

Alternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Yolonda Morris

House

Chief House Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard

Mar 30, 2023

Senate

Third Reading - Passed; 042-007-000

Mar 28, 2023

Senate

Sponsor Removed Sen. Javier L. Cervantes

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 29, 2023

Senate

Second Reading

Mar 24, 2023

Senate

Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine

Mar 23, 2023

Senate

Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson

Senate

Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford

Senate

Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes

Senate

Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro

Mar 09, 2023

Senate

Do Pass Health and Human Services; 013-000-000

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 10, 2023

Feb 21, 2023

Senate

Assigned to Health and Human Services

Feb 09, 2023

Senate

First Reading

Senate

Referred to Assignments

Senate

Filed with Secretary by Sen. Doris Turner

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