Monday, April 11, 2011

[PDI] Please call your state rep and urge them to vote in favor of HB653

Please contact your state rep and urge them to vote in favor of HB653
to protect the disabled in group homes
The vote coming up on Wednesday morning!
Find your state rep:<>

State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) is sponsoring H.B. 653, a measure he says would accomplish the following:

H.B. 653

1.. Require the Department of Human Services to initiate reviews, and possible revocation, of funding and licensing at institutions where disproportionate claims of abuse or neglect occur.
2.. Require assignment of independent monitors or receivers to operate facilities and protect residents where systemic risks of abuse are identified.
3.. Require background checks of group home workers when first hired, and every six months.
4.. Require families to be able to review documented cases of abuse or neglect, get access to all licensing, inspection and quality assurance documentation, as well as reports of substantiated findings of abuse neglect or exploitation.
5.. Give families and residents instructions on how to report abuse.
6.. Give residents the patient's bill of rights.
Thank you for your action on this! Kathy
Read more here:<>
State lawmakers want to make sure that type of thing doesn't happen ever again.

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