(20 ILCS 1705/15d) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100-15d)
    Sec. 15d. Before any person is released from a facility operated or licensed by the Department, the chief administrative officer of the facility shall assess such person's need for subsistence benefits and services including food, shelter, clothing and medical care. If a determination is made that a person will be unable to meet such subsistence needs after discharge, the chief administrative officer shall arrange for filing applications under appropriate benefit programs, unless the person expressly declines. The determination of the chief administrative officer and resultant action shall be recorded in the facility record.
    The Department shall provide assistance in establishing eligibility for benefits for persons scheduled for discharge from a facility who have filed an application. If a person released from a facility operated or licensed by the Department has filed an application for disability benefits under the Social Security Act, the Department shall prepare the assessment of functional limitations and such other medical documentation as may be necessary to establish eligibility.
(Source: P.A. 86-922.)