TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER c: LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
PART 300 SKILLED NURSING AND INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES CODE
SECTION 300.140 ISSUANCE OF AN INITIAL LICENSE FOR A NEW FACILITY
Section 300.140 Issuance of an Initial License for a New Facility
a) Upon receipt and review of an application for a license and inspection of the applicant facility, the Director shall issue a probationary license if he finds:
1) The applicant is a person responsible and suitable to operate or to direct or participate in the operation of a facility by virtue of financial capacity, appropriate business or professional experience, a record of compliance with lawful orders of the Department and lack of revocation of a license during the previous five years;
2) The facility is under the supervision of an administrator who is licensed under the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1991, ch. 111, par. 3651 et seq.) [225 ILCS 70]; and
3) The facility is in substantial compliance with the Act and this Part. (Section 3-109 of the Act)
b) The Department will issue a probationary license for 120 days from the date of issuance.
c) Within 30 days prior to the termination of a probationary license, the Department shall fully and completely inspect the facility and, if the facility meets the applicable requirements for licensure, shall issue a license under Section 3-109 of the Act. (Section 3-116 of the Act) If the facility is not in compliance and satisfactory progress toward compliance is not being made, the Department will allow the probationary license to expire.
d) If the Department finds that the facility does not meet the requirements for licensure but has made substantial progress toward meeting those requirements, the license may be renewed once for a period not to exceed 120 days from the expiration date of the initial probationary license. (Section 3-116 of the Act) Under no condition may more than two successive probationary licenses be issued.
e) The licensee shall qualify for issuance of a two-year license if the licensee has met the criteria contained in Section 3-110(b) of the Act for the last twenty-four consecutive months.
(Source: Amended at 18 Ill. Reg. 1491, effective January 14, 1994)