TITLE 59: MENTAL HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
PART 115 STANDARDS AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMUNITY-INTEGRATED LIVING ARRANGEMENTS
SECTION 115.580 24-HOUR SERVICE
Section 115.580 24-hour service
Individuals living in host family arrangements are considered in need of 24-hour service. For this reason, the provider agency shall:
a) Ensure that, in accordance with Section 115.230(q) and (r), host families do not leave the individuals they serve alone or in the care of individuals providing natural supports, unless such action is specifically called for in an individual's service plan to support training initiatives to increase independence, and then only for the duration specified in the individual's ISP.
b) Ensure that individuals shall not be left alone for the convenience of the host family or provider agency. For example, individuals shall not be left alone before or after day program hours while host family members travel to and from work or school.
(Source: Added at 27 Ill. Reg. 5376, effective March 17, 2003)