(210 ILCS 45/3-808.5)
Nursing home fraud, abuse, and neglect prevention and reporting.
(a) Every licensed long term care facility that receives Medicaid funding shall prominently display in its lobby, in its dining areas, and on each floor of the facility information approved by the Illinois Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on how to report fraud, abuse, and neglect. In addition, information regarding the reporting of fraud, abuse, and neglect shall be provided to each resident at the time of admission and to the resident's family members or emergency contacts, or to both the resident's family members and his or her emergency contacts.
(b) Any owner or licensee of a long term care facility licensed under this Act shall be responsible for the collection and maintenance of any and all records required to be maintained under this Section and any other applicable provisions of this Act, and as a provider under the Illinois Public Aid Code, and shall be responsible for compliance with all of the disclosure requirements under this Section. All books and records and other papers and documents that are required to be kept, and all records showing compliance with all of the disclosure requirements to be made pursuant to this Section, shall be kept at the facility and shall, at all times during business hours, be subject to inspection by any law enforcement or health oversight agency or its duly authorized agents or employees.
(c) Any report of abuse and neglect of residents made by any individual in whatever manner, including, but not limited to, reports made under Sections 2-107 and 3-610 of this Act, or as provided under the Abused and Neglected Long Term Care Facility Residents Reporting Act, that is made to an administrator, a director of nursing, or any other person with management responsibility at a long term care facility must be disclosed to the owners and licensee of the facility within 24 hours of the report. The owners and licensee of a long term care facility shall maintain all records necessary to show compliance with this disclosure requirement.
(d) Any person with an ownership interest in a long term care facility licensed by the Department must, within 30 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, disclose the existence of any ownership interest in any vendor who does business with the facility. The disclosures required by this subsection shall be made in the form and manner prescribed by the Department. Licensed long term care facilities who receive Medicaid funding shall submit a copy of the disclosures required by this subsection to the Illinois Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The owners and licensee of a long term care facility shall maintain all records necessary to show compliance with this disclosure requirement.
(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 3-318 of this Act, and in addition thereto, any person, owner, or licensee who willfully fails to keep and maintain, or willfully fails to produce for inspection, books and records, or willfully fails to make the disclosures required by this Section, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of this Section shall be punishable as a Class 4 felony.
(f) Any owner or licensee who willfully files or willfully causes to be filed a document with false information with the Department, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, or the Illinois Medicaid Fraud Control Unit or any other law enforcement agency, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1373, eff. 7-29-10.)