The landmark Illinois Home Health, Home Services, and Home Nursing Agency Licensing Act will take effect September 1, 2008. Under the new law, agencies will be licensed as one or more of the following entities: Home Health, Home Nursing, and/or Home Services. The regulations are designed to protect the senior consumer. Under the Act, the agency will have to comply with a set of standards and will submit to specific training and supervision requirements.
The Illinois HomeCare Council, Life Services Network, and the National Private Duty Association are hosting the following information seminars on the new law: 10/4/2006 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, 10/5/2006 in Springfield, Illinois, 10/10/2006 in Rockford, Illinois, and 10/12/2006 in Deerfield, Illinois.