Proposed amendment to the Nursing Home Care Act for complaints made to the Illinois Department of Public Health
A controversial State bill has been proposed which, if passed, would amend the Nursing Home Care Act to require identifying information from individuals who make complaints against nursing homes. Under the proposed amendment, the identifying information would be kept confidential by the Illinois Department of Public Health but State investigators could gain access to this information and contact complainants to obtain further information. In addition, individuals filing complaints would be informed of the possible sanctions involved in the filing of a false report. If you have any questions regarding the proposed House Bill 5601 please feel free to contact Alexis Lumell at Alexis.Lumell@arandpartners.com or 312-673-7816.