(210 ILCS 47/2-203)
    Sec. 2-203. Residents' advisory council. 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 the administrator.
    (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 DD Facility Advisory Board established under Section 2-204 of this Act or to any other person it considers appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10; 96-1146, eff. 7-21-10.)