(20 ILCS 1705/15f)
Individualized behavioral support plan.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Behavioral challenges" means episodes of significant property destruction, self-injurious behavior, assaultive behavior, or any other behavior that prevents a person from successful participation in a Home and Community Based Services Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, as determined by the community support team.
"Home and Community Based Services Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities" means a program that is funded through a waiver authorized under Section 1915(c) of the federal Social Security Act and that is administered by the Department of Human Services' Division of Developmental Disabilities. Services under the Program include Community Integrated Living Arrangements, Community Living Facilities of 16 or fewer individuals, home-based support services, day programs, and therapies. The term also includes newly developed programs and settings that are funded through the Home and Community Based Services Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
(b) Each individual participating in a Home and Community Based Services Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, regardless of whether the individual is eligible for federal financial participation for these services, who exhibits behavioral challenges shall have an individualized behavioral support plan. Each individualized support plan shall: (i) be designed to meet individual needs; (ii) be in the immediate and long-term best interests of the individual; (iii) be non-aversive; (iv) teach the individual new skills; (v) provide alternatives to behavioral challenges; (vi) offer opportunities for choice and social integration; and (vii) allow for environmental modifications. The plan must be based on a functional behavioral assessment conducted by a professional trained in its use. The plan shall be implemented by staff who have been trained in and are qualified to effectively apply positive non-aversive intervention. All behavioral supports required by the plan shall be applied in a humane and caring manner that respects the dignity of the individual and shall be implemented in a positive and socially supportive environment, including the home.
Interventions must not: (1) include electric shock; (2) withhold essential food and drink; (3) cause physical or psychological pain; (4) use drugs as restraints; or (5) produce humiliation or discomfort.
Nothing in this subsection shall preclude, for therapeutic purposes, variant scheduling of food or drink or the application of safe and appropriate time-out procedures.
(c) The Department of Human Services shall be responsible for developing and promulgating rules to implement the provisions of this Section and to carry out the intent of this Section.
(d) To the extent this Section conflicts with Article I of Chapter II of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, that Article controls.
(Source: P.A. 94-812, eff. 5-26-06.)