(210 ILCS 45/3-417)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-417)
Transfer or discharge; alternative placements.
The Department shall offer transfer or discharge and relocation
assistance to residents transferred or discharged under Sections 3-401 through
3-415, including information on available alternative placements. Residents
shall be involved in planning the transfer or discharge and shall choose
among the available alternative placements, except that where an emergency
makes prior resident involvement impossible the Department may make a temporary
placement until a final placement can be arranged. Residents may choose
their final alternative placement and shall be given assistance in transferring
to such place. No resident may be forced to remain in a temporary or permanent
placement. Where the Department makes or participates
in making the relocation decision, consideration shall be given to proximity
to the resident's relatives and friends. The resident shall be allowed 3
visits to potential alternative placements prior to removal, except where
medically contraindicated or where the need for immediate transfer or discharge
requires reduction in the number of visits.
When the Department provides information on available alternative placements in community-based settings for individuals being discharged or transferred from facilities licensed under this Act, the information must include a comprehensive list of a range of appropriate, client-oriented services and the name of and contact information for the ADA coordinator in the relocation locale. The comprehensive list must include the name and contact information for each agency or organization providing those services and a summary of the services provided by each agency or organization. A hotline or similar crisis telephone number must also be provided to individuals relocating into the community.
(Source: P.A. 96-477, eff. 8-14-09.)