Illinois (ECWd) –
As if finally admitting that the Governor lacks the power to mandate vaccinations of health care workers, Illinois State Representative Anna Moeller (D), introduced HB4134, entitled “NURSING HOMES-COVID-19 VACCINE“.
If passed, this bill would grant the Illinois Department of Public Health the power to fine and revoke state licensing of facility and/or staff member. It also would create another state-managed fund under the State Finance Act that will be named Nursing Home Infection Control Fund.
“Provides that a facility shall be fined $500 for each week that the facility fails to comply, not to exceed $24,000 per calendar year. Provides that if a facility fails to comply with the requirements of the amendatory Act within 10 business days after receiving a notice of noncompliance, the Department shall notify the facility in writing that its operational license is subject to revocation. Provides that if a facility staff member fails to comply with a facility’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate within 5 business days after receiving a notice of noncompliance, the facility staff member shall be notified by the Department that his or her occupational or professional license will be revoked. Provides that a facility staff member’s license will be reinstituted upon providing proof of compliance with the facility’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate to the Department. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Nursing Home Infection Control Fund. Effective immediately.”
Another case of “get caught breaking the law? – Change the law”.