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(20 ILCS 1705/7)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100-7)
To receive and provide the highest possible quality of humane and
rehabilitative care and treatment to all persons admitted or committed or
transferred in accordance with law to the facilities, divisions,
programs, and services under the jurisdiction of the Department. No
resident of another state shall be received or retained to the exclusion of
any resident of this State. No resident of another state shall be received
or retained to the exclusion of
any resident of this State. All
recipients of 17 years of age and under in residence in a Department facility
other than a facility for the care of persons with intellectual disabilities shall be housed
in quarters separated from older recipients except for: (a) recipients who are
placed in medical-surgical units because of physical illness; and (b)
recipients between 13 and 18 years of age who need temporary security measures.
All recipients in a Department facility shall be given a dental
examination by a licensed dentist or registered dental hygienist at least
once every 18 months and shall be assigned to a dentist for such dental
care and treatment as is necessary.
All medications administered to recipients shall be
administered only by those persons who are legally qualified to do so by
the laws of the State of Illinois. Medication shall not be prescribed until
a physical and mental examination of the recipient has been
completed. If, in the clinical judgment of a physician, it is necessary to
administer medication to a recipient
before the completion of the physical and mental examination, he may
prescribe such medication but he must file a report with the facility
director setting forth the reasons for prescribing
such medication within 24 hours of the prescription. A copy of the report
shall be part of the recipient's record.
No later than January 1, 2005, the Department shall adopt
a model protocol and forms for recording all patient diagnosis, care, and
treatment at each State-operated facility for the mentally ill and
for persons with developmental disabilities under the jurisdiction of the Department. The
model protocol and forms shall be used by each facility unless the Department
determines that equivalent alternatives justify an exemption.
Every facility under the jurisdiction of the Department shall maintain
a copy of each report of suspected abuse or
neglect of the patient. Copies of those reports shall be made available to
the State Auditor General in connection with his biennial
program audit of
the facility as required by Section 3-2 of the Illinois State Auditing
No later than January 1 2004, the Department shall report to the Governor
and the General Assembly whether each State-operated facility for the mentally
ill and for persons with developmental disabilities under the jurisdiction of the Department and
all services provided in those facilities comply with all of the applicable
standards adopted by the Social Security Administration under Subchapter XVIII
(Medicare) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395-1395ccc), if the facility
and services may be eligible for federal financial participation under that
federal law. For those facilities that do comply, the report shall indicate
what actions need to be taken to ensure continued compliance. For those
facilities that do not comply, the report shall indicate what actions need to
be taken to bring each facility into compliance.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)