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 300.2840 SITE
Section 300.2840 Site
a) The facility shall be located on a reasonably flat or rolling, well drained site that is not subject to flooding; reasonably free from sources of excessive noise, noxious or hazardous smoke or fumes; not in deteriorated, unpleasant, or potentially hazardous area; and not near uncontrolled sources of insect and rodent breeding.
b) The facility shall be located so that the building or buildings can comply with all applicable local zoning ordinances, building restrictions and fire safety requirements. The Department may have additional requirements if the proposed locations of the building or buildings on the site would result in a hazard to or be detrimental to the health, welfare, or safety of the residents in the facility. These additional requirements shall include, but are not limited to fences, stairs, and other types of barriers to prevent residents from injury.
c) The facility shall be served by a potable water supply with water pressure and volume that is acceptable to the Department. (B)
d) The distance from the fire station, the accessibility of the facility, and capability of the fire department must be approved in writing by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. (B)
e) The facility shall have at least one municipal or private fire hydrant, located within 300 feet of every point on the perimeter of the building and satisfactory for use by the equipment of the fire department serving the building, or have an acceptable equivalent. Additional hydrants may be required if needed to properly protect the residents from fire hazards. Evaluation and written approval must be obtained from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. (B)
f) Plans showing the proposed building location must be submitted to the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Water Resources to determine compliance with the State Flood Plain Regulations and Executive Order IV, l979.
(Source: Amended at 13 Ill. Reg. 4684, effective March 24, 1989)