Potential Impact of HB2509 Bill on Illinois Nursing Homes
As you may already know, a bill was introduced in the Illinois House by Representative Kelly Cassidy on behalf of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) requiring mandatory liability limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence on an un-aggregated basis; essentially rendering the exposure for nursing home owners limitless. In addition, the bill proposes to amend the Nursing Home Care Act to include a provision in which failure to carry the above insurance limits would subject non-conforming facilities to a Type B violation and any judgment against the nursing home during that non-compliant period of time would trigger treble damages, including payment of plaintiff’s attorney fees.
Assurance has and continues to be at the forefront of advocating for your industry. We understand how efforts from ITLA, such as this bill, are devastating to the owners of senior living facilities and their residents.
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