SB 2265

  • Illinois Senate Bill
  • 102nd Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Senate
  • House
  • Governor

Nursing Homes-Drug Treatment


Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. In provisions requiring the Department of Public Health to adopt a protocol specifying how informed consent for psychotropic medication may be obtained or refused that requires a discussion between the resident or the resident's surrogate decision maker and the resident's physician, a registered pharmacist, or a licensed nurse about the possible risks and benefits of a recommended medication and the use of standardized consent forms designated by the Department, (i) removes language prohibiting the registered pharmacist from being a dispensing pharmacist for the facility where the resident lives and (ii) specifies that a licensed nurse includes a licensed practical nurse. Provides that specified forms shall be designated (rather than developed) by the Department and may be able to be downloaded from a website designated by the Department (other than the Department's official website). Provides that the maximum possible period for informed consent shall be until a change in the prescription occurs as to the change in the type of psychotropic medication or an increase in dosage (rather than a change in dosage), unless the physician's order for which informed consent was given provides for an increase in dosage. Effective immediately.

Bill Sponsors (4)


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Apr 16, 2021


Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy

Apr 15, 2021


Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments


Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dave Syverson

Apr 14, 2021


Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 15, 2021


Do Pass Health; 013-000-000

Apr 13, 2021


Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler

Apr 12, 2021


Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patrick J. Joyce

Apr 06, 2021


Reported Back To Health; 005-000-000

Mar 31, 2021


To Subcommittee on Long-Term Care & Aging

Mar 23, 2021


Assigned to Health

Feb 26, 2021


Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dave Syverson


Referred to Assignments


First Reading

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