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 300.1020 COMMUNICABLE DISEASE POLICIES
Section 300.1020 Communicable Disease Policies
a) The facility shall comply with the Control of Communicable Diseases Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 690).
b) A resident who is suspected of or diagnosed as having any communicable, contagious or infectious disease, as defined in the Control of Communicable Diseases Code, shall be placed in isolation, if required, in accordance with the Control of Communicable Diseases Code. If the facility believes that it cannot provide the necessary infection control measures, it must initiate an involuntary transfer and discharge pursuant to Article III, Part 4 of the Act and Section 300.620 of this Part. In determining whether a transfer or discharge is necessary, the burden of proof rests on the facility.
c) All illnesses required to be reported under the Control of Communicable Diseases Code and Control of Sexually Transmissible Diseases Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 693) shall be reported immediately to the local health department and to the Department. The facility shall furnish all pertinent information relating to such occurrences. In addition, the facility shall inform the Department of all incidents of scabies and other skin infestations.
(Source: Amended at 29 Ill. Reg. 12852, effective August 2, 2005)