(20 ILCS 1705/15.1)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100-15.1)
Whenever the Department pays the cost,
directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, for care or
treatment of an Illinois citizen to a facility located in
another State, such facility shall be required to be licensed
by that state and shall also meet the minimum standard as
are imposed by the Illinois laws and regulations for comparable
licensed facilities within Illinois.
Whenever an Illinois citizen is placed in such a facility,
the Department shall ensure that the requirements as contained
in Section 15 of this Act are complied with, as applicable.
The responsibility of the Department shall not be dependent
upon its paying, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part,
for the person's care, treatment or other services, as required,
but rather arises from the placement of such person in a facility
located in another state pursuant to Section 15 of this Act.
The fact that the facility is state-licensed and meets the
minimum Illinois standards must be affirmed in writing by the
Department to the parent, guardian or nearest
responsible relative before placement is made. The Department
shall also affirm in writing that placement in such facility is
in the best interests of the person to be placed, and there are
presently no suitable facilities in the State of Illinois in
which said person can be placed. Three months subsequent to
placement of any person, the Department shall send copies of
visitation reports made pursuant to Section 15 of this Act to
said person's parent, guardian or nearest responsible relative.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)