(210 ILCS 45/2-203)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4152-203)
Each facility shall establish a residents' advisory council.
The administrator shall designate a member of the facility staff to coordinate
the establishment of, and render assistance to, the council.
(a) The composition of the residents' advisory council shall be specified
by Department regulation, but no employee or affiliate of a facility shall
be a member of any council.
(b) The council shall meet at least once each month with the staff coordinator
who shall provide assistance to the council in preparing and disseminating
a report of each meeting to all residents, the administrator, and the staff.
(c) Records of the council meetings will be maintained in the office of
(d) The residents' advisory council may communicate to the administrator
the opinions and concerns of the residents. The council shall review procedures
for implementing resident rights, facility responsibilities and make recommendations
for changes or additions which will strengthen the facility's policies and
procedures as they affect residents' rights and facility responsibilities.
(e) The council shall be a forum for:
(1) Obtaining and disseminating information;
(2) Soliciting and adopting recommendations for facility programing and improvements;
(3) Early identification and for recommending orderly resolution of problems.
(f) The council may present complaints as provided in Section 3-702 on
behalf of a resident to the Department, the Long-Term Care Facility Advisory
Board created by Section 2-204, or to any other person it considers appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 81-223.)