(410 ILCS 70/2.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 87-2.1)
    Sec. 2.1. Plan of correction; penalties.
    (a) If the Department surveyor determines that the hospital or approved pediatric health care facility is not in compliance with its approved plan, the surveyor shall provide the hospital or approved pediatric health care facility with a written list of the specific items of noncompliance within 10 working days after the conclusion of the on site review. The hospital shall have 10 working days to submit to the Department a plan of correction which contains the hospital's or approved pediatric health care facility's specific proposals for correcting the items of noncompliance. The Department shall review the plan of correction and notify the hospital in writing within 10 working days as to whether the plan is acceptable or unacceptable.
    If the Department finds the Plan of Correction unacceptable, the hospital or approved pediatric health care facility shall have 10 working days to resubmit an acceptable Plan of Correction. Upon notification that its Plan of Correction is acceptable, a hospital or approved pediatric health care facility shall implement the Plan of Correction within 60 days.
    (b) The failure of a hospital to submit an acceptable Plan of Correction or to implement the Plan of Correction, within the time frames required in this Section, will subject a hospital to the imposition of a fine by the Department. The Department may impose a fine of up to $500 per day until a hospital complies with the requirements of this Section.
    If an approved pediatric health care facility fails to submit an acceptable Plan of Correction or to implement the Plan of Correction within the time frames required in this Section, then the Department shall notify the approved pediatric health care facility that the approved pediatric health care facility may not provide medical forensic services under this Act. The Department may impose a fine of up to $500 per patient provided services in violation of this Act.
    (c) Before imposing a fine pursuant to this Section, the Department shall provide the hospital or approved pediatric health care facility via certified mail with written notice and an opportunity for an administrative hearing. Such hearing must be requested within 10 working days after receipt of the Department's Notice. All hearings shall be conducted in accordance with the Department's rules in administrative hearings.
(Source: P.A. 100-775, eff. 1-1-19.)