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 300.272 DETERMINATION TO ISSUE A NOTICE OF VIOLATION OR ADMINISTRATIVE WARNING


 

Section 300.272  Determination to Issue a Notice of Violation or Administrative Warning

 

a)         Upon receipt of a report of an inspection, survey or evaluation of a facility, the Director or his designee shall review the findings contained in the report to determine whether the report's findings constitute a violation or violations of which the facility must be given notice and which threaten the health, safety, or welfare of a resident or residents.  All information, evidence and observations made during an inspection, survey or evaluation shall be considered findings or deficiencies.  (Section 3-212(c) of the Act)

 

b)         In making this determination, the Director or his designee shall consider any comments and documentation provided by the facility within ten days ofreceipt of the report in accordance with Section 300.200(c). (Section 3-212(c) of the Act)

 

c)         In determining whether the findings warrant the issuance of a notice of violation, the Director or his designee shall base his determination on the following factors:

 

1)         The severity of the finding.  The Director or his designee will consider whether the finding constitutes a merely technical non-substantial error or whether the finding is serious enough to constitute an actual violation of the intent and purpose of the standard.

 

2)         The danger posed to resident health and safety.  The Director or his designee will consider whether the finding could pose any direct harm to the residents.

 

3)         The diligence and efforts to correct deficiencies and correction of reported deficiencies by the facility.  Consideration will be given to any evidence provided by the facility in its comments and documentation that steps have been taken to reduce noted findings and to insure a reduction of deficiencies.

 

4)         The frequency and duration of similar findings in previous reports and the facility's general inspection history.  The director or his designee will consider whether the same finding or a similar finding relating to the same condition or occurrence has been included in previous reports and the facility has allowed the condition or occurrence to continue or to recur.  (Section 3-212(c) of the Act)

 

d)         If the Director or his designee determines that the report's findings constitute a violation or violations which do not directly threaten the health, safety, or welfare of a resident or residents, the department shall issue an administrative warning as provided in Section 300.277 (Section 3-303.2(a) of the Act)

 

e)         Violations shall be determined under this Section no later than 60 days after completion of each inspection, survey and evaluation. (Section 3-212(c) of the Act)

 

(Source:  Added at 13 Ill. Reg. 4684, effective March 24, 1989)