(210 ILCS 45/2-211)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4152-211)
Each resident and resident's guardian or other person
acting for the resident shall be given a written explanation, prepared by
the Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman, of all the rights
enumerated in Part 1 of this Article and in Part 4 of Article III. For
residents of facilities participating in Title XVIII or XIX of the Social
Security Act, the explanation shall include an explanation of residents'
rights enumerated in that Act. The explanation shall be given at the time
of admission to a facility or as soon thereafter as the condition of the
resident permits, but in no event later than 48 hours after admission, and
again at least annually thereafter. At the time of the implementation of
this Act each resident shall be given a written summary of all the rights
enumerated in Part 1 of this Article.
If a resident is unable to read such written explanation, it shall be
read to the resident in a language the resident understands. In the case
of a minor or a person having a guardian or other person acting for him,
both the resident and the parent, guardian or other person acting for the
resident shall be fully informed of these rights.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)