(20 ILCS 1705/70)
Monitoring by closed circuit television.
Department of Human Services as successor to the Department of Mental Health
and Developmental Disabilities may install closed circuit televisions in quiet
rooms in institutions supervised or operated by the Department to monitor
patients in those quiet rooms. The Department shall study current and potential uses of electronic monitoring and recording for the purpose of preventing and identifying abuse and neglect within State-operated developmental centers and developmental disabilities services programs funded, certified, or licensed by the Department of Human Services but not those centers or programs licensed by another State agency, and shall report to the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2008, with recommendations on the feasibility of increasing utilization of electronic monitoring and recording for purposes of preventing and identifying abuse and neglect.
Nothing in this Section shall be construed to
supersede or interfere with any current provisions in the Mental Health and
Developmental Disabilities Code concerning the observation and monitoring of
(Source: P.A. 95-427, eff. 1-1-08.)