(210 ILCS 9/70)
provide all mandatory services and may provide optional services, including
medication reminders, supervision of self-administered medication and
medication administration as
defined by this Section
and nonmedical services defined by rule, whether provided directly by the
establishment or by another
entity arranged for by the establishment with the consent of the resident or
For the purposes of this Section, "medication reminders" means reminding
residents to take pre-dispensed, self-administered medication, observing the
resident, and documenting whether or not the resident took the medication.
For the purposes of this Section, "supervision of self-administered
medication" means assisting the resident with self-administered medication
using any combination of the following: reminding residents to take medication,
reading the medication label to residents, checking the self-administered
medication dosage against the label of the medication, confirming that
residents have obtained and are taking the dosage as prescribed, and
documenting in writing that the resident has taken (or refused to take) the
medication. If residents are physically unable to open the container, the
container may be opened for them. Supervision of self-administered medication
shall be under the direction of a licensed health care professional.
For the purposes of this Section, "medication administration" refers to a
licensed health care professional employed by an establishment engaging in
administering insulin and vitamin B-12 injections,
topical treatments, eye and ear drops, or
Non-licensed staff may not administer any medication.
The Department shall specify by rule procedures for medication reminders,
supervision of self-administered medication, and medication administration.
Nothing in this Act shall preclude a physician licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 from providing services within the scope of his or her license to any resident.
(Source: P.A. 96-353, eff. 8-13-09.)