TITLE 59: MENTAL HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
PART 50 OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS OF ALLEGED ABUSE OR NEGLECT IN STATE-OPERATED FACILITIES AND COMMUNITY AGENCIES
SECTION 50.40 GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES


 

Section 50.40  General Responsibilities

 

a)         OIG shall notify the authorized representative when an investigation is opened, and the authorized representative will then notify the victim or guardian (if applicable) and the accused employee, in writing, when an investigation will be opened.

 

b)         If an investigation results in a substantiated finding of physical abuse, sexual abuse, egregious neglect or financial exploitation, it shall result in the accused employee's identity and the OIG finding being reported to the Health Care Worker Registry in accordance with Section 50.90.

 

c)         OIG investigations may include, but are not limited to, site visits, telephone contacts, requests for written statements and responses from the community agency or the facility.

 

d)         Nothing in this Part precludes a community agency or facility from taking immediate action that may include protecting the individuals from danger or harm, notifying appropriate law enforcement officials, or taking any other administrative action deemed necessary by the community agency or facility, unless otherwise directed by OIG. The agency shall request approval from OIG prior to conducting its own full investigation beyond what is outlined in Section 50.30(f)(4).

 

(Source:  Amended at 41 Ill. Reg. 6516, effective May 26, 2017)