(20 ILCS 2310/2310-560) (was 20 ILCS 2310/55.87)
    Sec. 2310-560. Advisory committees concerning construction of facilities.
    (a) The Director shall appoint an advisory committee. The committee shall be established by the Department by rule. The Director and the Department shall consult with the advisory committee concerning the application of building codes and Department rules related to those building codes to facilities under the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act, the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, and the ID/DD Community Care Act.
    (b) The Director shall appoint an advisory committee to advise the Department and to conduct informal dispute resolution concerning the application of building codes for new and existing construction and related Department rules and standards under the Hospital Licensing Act, including without limitation rules and standards for (i) design and construction, (ii) engineering and maintenance of the physical plant, site, equipment, and systems (heating, cooling, electrical, ventilation, plumbing, water, sewer, and solid waste disposal), and (iii) fire and safety. The advisory committee shall be composed of all of the following members:
        (1) The chairperson or an elected representative from
    
the Hospital Licensing Board under the Hospital Licensing Act.
        (2) Two health care architects with a minimum of 10
    
years of experience in institutional design and building code analysis.
        (3) Two engineering professionals (one mechanical and
    
one electrical) with a minimum of 10 years of experience in institutional design and building code analysis.
        (4) One commercial interior design professional with
    
a minimum of 10 years of experience.
        (5) Two representatives from provider associations.
        (6) The Director or his or her designee, who shall
    
serve as the committee moderator.
    Appointments shall be made with the concurrence of the Hospital Licensing Board. The committee shall submit recommendations concerning the application of building codes and related Department rules and standards to the Hospital Licensing Board for review and comment prior to submission to the Department. The committee shall submit recommendations concerning informal dispute resolution to the Director. The Department shall provide per diem and travel expenses to the committee members.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)