TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER II: DEPARTMENT ON AGING
PART 240 COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAM
SECTION 240.405 REPRESENTATION
Section 240.405 Representation
a) The appellant may represent him/herself and/or may authorize legal counsel, a relative, a friend or other spokesperson to represent him/her.
b) Written authorization is not required unless the appellant is not present at the hearing and:
1) the representative is an employee, agent or representative of a hospital; or
2) the representative is an employee, agent or representative of a group care facility; or
3) the representative is a provider of Community Care services or an employee of an Area Agency on Aging; or
4) the Hearing Officer, in his/her judgment, has reason to question the representative's authority to serve as a representative.
c) A legal guardian or other appointed representative may represent a participant as authorized by a court of law. The Department may request identification and other verification; however, a statement signed by the participant is not required.
d) Any action or inaction by the appellant's representative is considered action or inaction by the appellant.
(Source: Amended at 42 Ill. Reg. 20653, effective January 1, 2019)