Illinois Employment Law Updates – 2018
August 10 – Gov. Rauner signed a law requiring certain hospitals to provide emergency staff with sexual assault training
On August 10, 2018, Governor Rauner signed House Bill 5245. The law requires that all treatment hospitals and treatment hospitals with approved pediatric transfer ensure that emergency department attending physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses, and registered professional nurses providing clinical services, who do not meet the definition of a qualified medical provider, receive a minimum of two (2) hours of sexual assault training by July 1, 2020. After July 1, 2020, all treatment hospitals and treatment hospitals must ensure that all staff listed above receive two (2) hours of continuing education on responding to sexual assault victims every two (2) years.
The new law becomes effective on January 1, 2019.