(210 ILCS 45/3-308.5)
Facilities operated by Department of Veterans' Affairs; penalty offset.
(a) In the case of a veterans home, institution, or other place operated by or under the authority of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs, the amount of any penalty or fine shall be offset by the cost of the plan of correction, capital improvements, or physical plant repairs. For purposes of this Section only, "offset" means that the amount that the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs expends to pay for the cost of a plan of correction shall be deemed by the Illinois Department of Public Health to fully satisfy any monetary penalty or fine imposed by the Department of Public Health. Once a fine or monetary penalty is offset pursuant to this Section, in no case may the Department of Public Health, with respect to the offense for which the fine or penalty was levied, continue to purport to impose a fine or monetary penalty upon the Department of Veterans' Affairs for that violation.
(b) The Director of Public Health shall issue a Declaration to the Director of Veterans' Affairs confirming the citation of each Type "A" violation and request that immediate action be taken to protect the health and safety of the veterans in the facility.
(Source: P.A. 96-703, eff. 8-25-09.)