SB 1634 – Illinois

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2021
Link: https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1634&GAID=16&DocTypeID=SB&LegId=134267&SessionID=110&GA=102

Amends the Medical Patient Rights Act. Provides that each patient has the right to: (1) receive current health care facility policies, inspection findings of State and local health authorities, and further explanation of a written statement of rights to be available to the patient, his or her guardian, or his or her chosen representative; (2) be treated with courtesy and respect for his or her individuality by employees or persons providing medical services or care and to have his or her human and civil rights maintained in all aspects of medical care; (3) have his or her basic human needs accommodated in a timely manner; (4) continuity and coordination of care among and between all disciplines serving the patient’s medical diagnoses and needs; (5) be told the identity of his or her health care provider upon request; (6) be provided digitally or in writing current information concerning the patient’s diagnosis, treatment, alternatives, risks, and prognosis upon request; and (7) be informed, prior to or at the time of admission and during his or her stay, of services that are included in the health care facility’s basic per diem or daily room rate and that other services are available at additional charge. Provides that hospitals’ patient advocates or ombudsmen shall be notified of patient grievances. Provides that a health care facility shall make every effort to assist patients in obtaining information regarding whether the Medicare or Medical Assistance program will pay for any or all of the services provided by the health care facility. Provides that hospitals shall have a written internal grievance procedure that conforms with specified requirements. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

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