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HEALTH FACILITIES AND REGULATION
(210 ILCS 5/) Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act.

210 ILCS 5/1

    (210 ILCS 5/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.1)
    Sec. 1.
    This Act may be cited as the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-227.)

210 ILCS 5/2

    (210 ILCS 5/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.2)
    Sec. 2.
    It is declared to be the public policy that the State has a legitimate interest in assuring that all medical procedures, including abortions, are performed under circumstances that insure maximum safety. Therefore, the purpose of this Act is to provide for the better protection of the public health through the development, establishment, and enforcement of standards (1) for the care of individuals in ambulatory surgical treatment centers, and (2) for the construction, maintenance and operation of ambulatory surgical treatment centers, which, in light of advancing knowledge, will promote safe and adequate treatment of such individuals in ambulatory surgical treatment centers.
(Source: P.A. 78-227.)

210 ILCS 5/3

    (210 ILCS 5/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.3)
    Sec. 3. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them:
    (A) "Ambulatory surgical treatment center" means any institution, place or building devoted primarily to the maintenance and operation of facilities for the performance of surgical procedures or any facility in which a medical or surgical procedure is utilized to terminate a pregnancy, irrespective of whether the facility is devoted primarily to this purpose. Such facility shall not provide beds or other accommodations for the overnight stay of patients; however, facilities devoted exclusively to the treatment of children may provide accommodations and beds for their patients for up to 23 hours following admission. Individual patients shall be discharged in an ambulatory condition without danger to the continued well being of the patients or shall be transferred to a hospital.
    The term "ambulatory surgical treatment center" does not include any of the following:
        (1) Any institution, place, building or agency
    
required to be licensed pursuant to the "Hospital Licensing Act", approved July 1, 1953, as amended.
        (2) Any person or institution required to be licensed
    
pursuant to the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, or the ID/DD Community Care Act.
        (3) Hospitals or ambulatory surgical treatment
    
centers maintained by the State or any department or agency thereof, where such department or agency has authority under law to establish and enforce standards for the hospitals or ambulatory surgical treatment centers under its management and control.
        (4) Hospitals or ambulatory surgical treatment
    
centers maintained by the Federal Government or agencies thereof.
        (5) Any place, agency, clinic, or practice, public or
    
private, whether organized for profit or not, devoted exclusively to the performance of dental or oral surgical procedures.
    (B) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, or joint stock association, or the legal successor thereof.
    (C) "Department" means the Department of Public Health of the State of Illinois.
    (D) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Public Health of the State of Illinois.
    (E) "Physician" means a person licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches in the State of Illinois.
    (F) "Dentist" means a person licensed to practice dentistry under the Illinois Dental Practice Act.
    (G) "Podiatric physician" means a person licensed to practice podiatry under the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)

210 ILCS 5/4

    (210 ILCS 5/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.4)
    Sec. 4. No person shall open, conduct or maintain an ambulatory surgical treatment center without first obtaining a license from the Department.
    Nothing in this Act shall be construed to impair or abridge the power of municipalities to license and regulate ambulatory surgical treatment centers, provided that the municipal ordinance requires compliance with at least the minimum requirements developed by the Department pursuant to this Act.
    The Administrative Review Law, as heretofore or hereafter amended, shall be applicable to the judicial review of final administrative decisions of the regulatory agency of the municipality. Any municipality having an ordinance licensing and regulating ambulatory surgical treatment centers which provides for minimum standards and regulations which meet at least the minimum requirements established pursuant to this Act shall make such periodic reports to the Department as the Department may deem necessary. This report shall include a list of ambulatory surgical treatment centers meeting standards substantially equivalent to those promulgated by the Department under this Act. The Department may issue a license to such ambulatory surgical treatment centers based upon such reports or the Department may conduct investigations or inspections to determine whether a license should be issued to these ambulatory surgical treatment centers.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

210 ILCS 5/5

    (210 ILCS 5/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.5)
    Sec. 5. An application for a license to operate an ambulatory surgical treatment center shall be made to the Department upon forms provided by it and shall contain such information as the Department reasonably requires, which may include affirmative evidence of ability to comply with the provisions of this Act and the standards, rules and regulations, promulgated by virtue thereof.
    All applications required under this Section shall be signed by the applicant, verified, and accompanied by a license fee of $500.
(Source: P.A. 81-224.)

210 ILCS 5/6

    (210 ILCS 5/6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.6)
    Sec. 6. Upon receipt of an application for a license, the Director may deny the application for any of the following reasons:
        (1) Conviction of the applicant, or if the applicant
    
is a firm, partnership or association, of any of its members, or if a corporation, of any of its officers or directors, or of the person designated to manage or supervise the facility, of a felony, or of 2 or more misdemeanors involving moral turpitude, as shown by a certified copy of the record of the court of conviction, or, in the case of the conviction of a misdemeanor by a court not of record, as shown by other evidence, if the Director determines, after investigation, that such person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust; or other satisfactory evidence that the moral character of the applicant, or manager, or supervisor of the facility is not reputable;
        (2) The licensure status or record of the applicant,
    
or if the applicant is a firm, partnership or association, of any of its members, or if a corporation, of any of its officers or directors, or of the person designated to manage or supervise the facility, from any other state where the applicant has done business in a similar capacity indicates that granting a license to the applicant would be detrimental to the interests of the public; or
        (3) The applicant has insufficient financial or other
    
resources to operate and conduct the facility in accordance with the requirements of this Act and the minimum standards, rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
    The Director shall only issue a license if he finds that the applicant facility complies with this Act and the rules, regulations and standards promulgated pursuant thereto and:
        (a) is under the medical supervision of one or more
    
physicians;
        (b) permits a surgical procedure to be performed only
    
by a physician, podiatric physician, or dentist who at the time is privileged to have his patients admitted by himself or an associated physician and is himself privileged to perform surgical procedures in at least one Illinois hospital; and
        (c) maintains adequate medical records for each
    
patient.
    A license, unless sooner suspended or revoked, shall be renewable annually upon approval by the Department and payment of a license fee of $300. Each license shall be issued only for the premises and persons named in the application and shall not be transferable or assignable. The licenses shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the licensed premises. A placard or registry of all physicians on staff in the facility shall be centrally located and available for inspection to any interested person. The Department may, either before or after the issuance of a license, request the cooperation of the State Fire Marshal. The report and recommendations of this agency shall be in writing and shall state with particularity its findings with respect to compliance or noncompliance with such minimum standards, rules and regulations.
    The Director may issue a provisional license to any ambulatory surgical treatment center which does not substantially comply with the provisions of this Act and the standards, rules and regulations promulgated by virtue thereof provided that he finds that such ambulatory surgical treatment center will undertake changes and corrections which upon completion will render the ambulatory surgical treatment center in substantial compliance with the provisions of this Act, and the standards, rules and regulations adopted hereunder, and provided that the health and safety of the patients of the ambulatory surgical treatment center will be protected during the period for which such provisional license is issued. The Director shall advise the licensee of the conditions under which such provisional license is issued, including the manner in which the facilities fail to comply with the provisions of the Act, standards, rules and regulations, and the time within which the changes and corrections necessary for such ambulatory surgical treatment center to substantially comply with this Act, and the standards, rules and regulations of the Department relating thereto shall be completed.
    A person or facility not licensed under this Act or the Hospital Licensing Act shall not hold itself out to the public as a "surgery center" or as a "center for surgery".
(Source: P.A. 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)

210 ILCS 5/6.1

    (210 ILCS 5/6.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.6-1)
    Sec. 6.1. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any corporation operating an Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center devoted primarily to providing facilities for abortion must have a physician, who is licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches and is actively engaged in the practice of medicine at the Center, on the board of directors as a condition to licensure of the Center.
(Source: P.A. 81-771.)

210 ILCS 5/6.5

    (210 ILCS 5/6.5)
    Sec. 6.5. Clinical privileges; advanced practice nurses. All ambulatory surgical treatment centers (ASTC) licensed under this Act shall comply with the following requirements:
    (1) No ASTC policy, rule, regulation, or practice shall be inconsistent with the provision of adequate collaboration and consultation in accordance with Section 54.5 of the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
    (2) Operative surgical procedures shall be performed only by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987, a dentist licensed under the Illinois Dental Practice Act, or a podiatric physician licensed under the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987, with medical staff membership and surgical clinical privileges granted by the consulting committee of the ASTC. A licensed physician, dentist, or podiatric physician may be assisted by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, dentist, dental assistant, podiatric physician, licensed advanced practice nurse, licensed physician assistant, licensed registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, surgical assistant, surgical technician, or other individuals granted clinical privileges to assist in surgery by the consulting committee of the ASTC. Payment for services rendered by an assistant in surgery who is not an ambulatory surgical treatment center employee shall be paid at the appropriate non-physician modifier rate if the payor would have made payment had the same services been provided by a physician.
    (2.5) A registered nurse licensed under the Nurse Practice Act and qualified by training and experience in operating room nursing shall be present in the operating room and function as the circulating nurse during all invasive or operative procedures. For purposes of this paragraph (2.5), "circulating nurse" means a registered nurse who is responsible for coordinating all nursing care, patient safety needs, and the needs of the surgical team in the operating room during an invasive or operative procedure.
    (3) An advanced practice nurse is not required to possess prescriptive authority or a written collaborative agreement meeting the requirements of the Nurse Practice Act to provide advanced practice nursing services in an ambulatory surgical treatment center. An advanced practice nurse must possess clinical privileges granted by the consulting medical staff committee and ambulatory surgical treatment center in order to provide services. Individual advanced practice nurses may also be granted clinical privileges to order, select, and administer medications, including controlled substances, to provide delineated care. The attending physician must determine the advance practice nurse's role in providing care for his or her patients, except as otherwise provided in the consulting staff policies. The consulting medical staff committee shall periodically review the services of advanced practice nurses granted privileges.
    (4) The anesthesia service shall be under the direction of a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches who has had specialized preparation or experience in the area or who has completed a residency in anesthesiology. An anesthesiologist, Board certified or Board eligible, is recommended. Anesthesia services may only be administered pursuant to the order of a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, licensed dentist, or licensed podiatric physician.
        (A) The individuals who, with clinical privileges
    
granted by the medical staff and ASTC, may administer anesthesia services are limited to the following:
            (i) an anesthesiologist; or
            (ii) a physician licensed to practice medicine in
        
all its branches; or
            (iii) a dentist with authority to administer
        
anesthesia under Section 8.1 of the Illinois Dental Practice Act; or
            (iv) a licensed certified registered nurse
        
anesthetist; or
            (v) a podiatric physician licensed under the
        
Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987.
        (B) For anesthesia services, an anesthesiologist
    
shall participate through discussion of and agreement with the anesthesia plan and shall remain physically present and be available on the premises during the delivery of anesthesia services for diagnosis, consultation, and treatment of emergency medical conditions. In the absence of 24-hour availability of anesthesiologists with clinical privileges, an alternate policy (requiring participation, presence, and availability of a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches) shall be developed by the medical staff consulting committee in consultation with the anesthesia service and included in the medical staff consulting committee policies.
        (C) A certified registered nurse anesthetist is not
    
required to possess prescriptive authority or a written collaborative agreement meeting the requirements of Section 65-35 of the Nurse Practice Act to provide anesthesia services ordered by a licensed physician, dentist, or podiatric physician. Licensed certified registered nurse anesthetists are authorized to select, order, and administer drugs and apply the appropriate medical devices in the provision of anesthesia services under the anesthesia plan agreed with by the anesthesiologist or, in the absence of an available anesthesiologist with clinical privileges, agreed with by the operating physician, operating dentist, or operating podiatric physician in accordance with the medical staff consulting committee policies of a licensed ambulatory surgical treatment center.
(Source: P.A. 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)

210 ILCS 5/6.6

    (210 ILCS 5/6.6)
    Sec. 6.6. Clinical privileges; physician assistants. No ambulatory surgical treatment center (ASTC) licensed under this Act shall adopt any policy, rule, regulation, or practice inconsistent with the provision of adequate supervision in accordance with Section 54.5 of the Medical Practice Act of 1987 and the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987.
(Source: P.A. 97-1071, eff. 8-24-12.)

210 ILCS 5/6.7

    (210 ILCS 5/6.7)
    Sec. 6.7. Registered nurse administration of limited levels of sedation or analgesia.
    (a) Nothing in this Act precludes a registered nurse from administering medications for the delivery of local or minimal sedation ordered by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, podiatric physician, or dentist.
    (b) If the ASTC policy allows the registered nurse to deliver moderate sedation ordered by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, podiatric physician, or dentist, the following are required:
        (1) The registered nurse must be under the
    
supervision of a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, podiatric physician, or dentist during the delivery or monitoring of moderate sedation and have no other responsibilities during the procedure.
        (2) The registered nurse must maintain current
    
Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification or Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification as appropriate to the age of the patient.
        (3) The supervising physician licensed to practice
    
medicine in all its branches, podiatric physician, or dentist must have training and experience in delivering and monitoring moderate sedation and possess clinical privileges at the ASTC to administer moderate sedation or analgesia.
        (4) The supervising physician licensed to practice
    
medicine in all its branches, podiatric physician, or dentist must remain physically present and available on the premises during the delivery of moderate sedation for diagnosis, consultation, and treatment of emergency medical conditions.
        (5) The supervising physician licensed to practice
    
medicine in all its branches, podiatric physician, or dentist must maintain current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification or Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification as appropriate to the age of the patient.
    (c) Local, minimal, and moderate sedation shall be defined by the Division of Professional Regulation of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Registered nurses shall be limited to administering medications for moderate sedation at doses rapidly reversible pharmacologically as determined by rule by the Division of Professional Regulation of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
(Source: P.A. 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)

210 ILCS 5/7a

    (210 ILCS 5/7a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.7a)
    Sec. 7a. (a) As a condition of the issuance or renewal of the license of any ambulatory surgical treatment center, the applicant shall file a statement of ownership. The applicant shall agree to update the information required in the statement of ownership every 6 months from the initial date of filing.
    (b) The statement of ownership shall include the following:
    (1) The name, telephone number and occupation of every person who has entered into a contract to manage or operate or who owns or controls, directly or indirectly, any of the shares of stock of, or any other financial interest in, the facility which is the subject of the application or license, and the percentage of such interest; and
    (2) The address of any facility, wherever located, any financial interest in which is owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the applicant, if the facility is required to be licensed if it were located in this State.
(Source: P.A. 81-224.)

210 ILCS 5/7b

    (210 ILCS 5/7b) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.7b)
    Sec. 7b. (a) Each licensee shall file an attested financial statement with the Department by July 1, 1980 and at times thereafter as required. An audited financial statement may be required of a particular facility, if the Director determines that additional information is needed.
    (b) No public funds shall be expended for the care or treatment of any patient in an ambulatory surgical treatment center which has failed to file the financial statement required by this Section, and no public funds shall be paid to or on behalf of a facility which has failed to file a statement.
    (c) The Director shall promulgate regulations for the filing of financial statements, and shall provide in these regulations for forms, information required, intervals and dates of filing, and such other provisions as he may deem necessary. Regulations shall be published in sufficient time to permit those licensees who must first file financial statements time in which to do so.
    (d) The Director shall seek the advice and comments of other State and Federal agencies which require the submission of financial data from facilities licensed under this Act and shall incorporate the information requirements of these agencies into the forms it adopts or issues under this Act and shall otherwise coordinate its regulations with the requirements of these agencies so as to impose the least possible burden on licensees. No other State agency may require submission of financial data except as expressly authorized by law or as necessary to meet requirements of federal law or regulation. Information obtained under this Section shall be made available, upon request, by the Department to any other State agency or legislative commission to which such information is necessary for investigations or to execute the intent of State or Federal law or regulation.
(Source: P.A. 81-224.)

210 ILCS 5/8

    (210 ILCS 5/8) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.8)
    Sec. 8. Facility plan review; fees.
    (a) Before commencing construction of new facilities or specified types of alteration or additions to an existing ambulatory surgical treatment center involving major construction, as defined by rule by the Department, with an estimated cost greater than $100,000, architectural drawings and specifications therefor shall be submitted to the Department for review and approval. A facility may submit architectural drawings and specifications for other construction projects for Department review according to subsection (b) that shall not be subject to fees under subsection (d). Review of drawings and specifications shall be conducted by an employee of the Department meeting the qualifications established by the Department of Central Management Services class specifications for such an individual's position or by a person contracting with the Department who meets those class specifications. Final approval of the drawings and specifications for compliance with design and construction standards shall be obtained from the Department before the alteration, addition, or new construction is begun.
    (b) The Department shall inform an applicant in writing within 10 working days after receiving drawings and specifications and the required fee, if any, from the applicant whether the applicant's submission is complete or incomplete. Failure to provide the applicant with this notice within 10 working days shall result in the submission being deemed complete for purposes of initiating the 60-day review period under this Section. If the submission is incomplete, the Department shall inform the applicant of the deficiencies with the submission in writing. If the submission is complete and the required fee, if any, has been paid, the Department shall approve or disapprove drawings and specifications submitted to the Department no later than 60 days following receipt by the Department. The drawings and specifications shall be of sufficient detail, as provided by Department rule, to enable the Department to render a determination of compliance with design and construction standards under this Act. If the Department finds that the drawings are not of sufficient detail for it to render a determination of compliance, the plans shall be determined to be incomplete and shall not be considered for purposes of initiating the 60 day review period. If a submission of drawings and specifications is incomplete, the applicant may submit additional information. The 60-day review period shall not commence until the Department determines that a submission of drawings and specifications is complete or the submission is deemed complete. If the Department has not approved or disapproved the drawings and specifications within 60 days, the construction, major alteration, or addition shall be deemed approved. If the drawings and specifications are disapproved, the Department shall state in writing, with specificity, the reasons for the disapproval. The entity submitting the drawings and specifications may submit additional information in response to the written comments from the Department or request a reconsideration of the disapproval. A final decision of approval or disapproval shall be made within 45 days of the receipt of the additional information or reconsideration request. If denied, the Department shall state the specific reasons for the denial.
    (c) The Department shall provide written approval for occupancy pursuant to subsection (g) and shall not issue a violation to a facility as a result of a licensure or complaint survey based upon the facility's physical structure if:
        (1) the Department reviewed and approved or deemed
    
approved the drawings and specifications for compliance with design and construction standards;
        (2) the construction, major alteration, or addition
    
was built as submitted;
        (3) the law or rules have not been amended since the
    
original approval; and
        (4) the conditions at the facility indicate that
    
there is a reasonable degree of safety provided for the patients.
    (d) The Department shall charge the following fees in connection with its reviews conducted before June 30, 2004 under this Section:
        (1) (Blank).
        (2) (Blank).
        (3) If the estimated dollar value of the alteration,
    
addition, or new construction is $100,000 or more but less than $500,000, the fee shall be the greater of $2,400 or 1.2% of that value.
        (4) If the estimated dollar value of the alteration,
    
addition, or new construction is $500,000 or more but less than $1,000,000, the fee shall be the greater of $6,000 or 0.96% of that value.
        (5) If the estimated dollar value of the alteration,
    
addition, or new construction is $1,000,000 or more but less than $5,000,000, the fee shall be the greater of $9,600 or 0.22% of that value.
        (6) If the estimated dollar value of the alteration,
    
addition, or new construction is $5,000,000 or more, the fee shall be the greater of $11,000 or 0.11% of that value, but shall not exceed $40,000.
    The fees provided in this subsection (d) shall not apply to major construction projects involving facility changes that are required by Department rule amendments.
    The fees provided in this subsection (d) shall also not apply to major construction projects if 51% or more of the estimated cost of the project is attributed to capital equipment. For major construction projects where 51% or more of the estimated cost of the project is attributed to capital equipment, the Department shall by rule establish a fee that is reasonably related to the cost of reviewing the project.
    The Department shall not commence the facility plan review process under this Section until the applicable fee has been paid.
    (e) All fees received by the Department under this Section shall be deposited into the Health Facility Plan Review Fund, a special fund created in the State Treasury. Moneys shall be appropriated from that Fund to the Department only to pay the costs of conducting reviews under this Section. All fees paid by ambulatory surgical treatment centers under subsection (d) shall be used only to cover the costs relating to the Department's review of ambulatory surgical treatment center projects under this Section. None of the moneys in the Health Facility Plan Review Fund shall be used to reduce the amount of General Revenue Fund moneys appropriated to the Department for facility plan reviews conducted pursuant to this Section.
    (f) (1) The provisions of this amendatory Act of 1997
    
concerning drawings and specifications shall apply only to drawings and specifications submitted to the Department on or after October 1, 1997.
        (2) On and after the effective date of this
    
amendatory Act of 1997 and before October 1, 1997, an applicant may submit or resubmit drawings and specifications to the Department and pay the fees provided in subsection (d). If an applicant pays the fees provided in subsection (d) under this paragraph (2), the provisions of subsection (b) shall apply with regard to those drawings and specifications.
    (g) The Department shall conduct an on-site inspection of the completed project no later than 30 days after notification from the applicant that the project has been completed and all certifications required by the Department have been received and accepted by the Department. The Department shall provide written approval for occupancy to the applicant within 5 working days of the Department's final inspection, provided the applicant has demonstrated substantial compliance as defined by Department rule. Occupancy of new major construction is prohibited until Department approval is received, unless the Department has not acted within the time frames provided in this subsection (g), in which case the construction shall be deemed approved. Occupancy shall be authorized after any required health inspection by the Department has been conducted.
    (h) The Department shall establish, by rule, a procedure to conduct interim on-site review of large or complex construction projects.
    (i) The Department shall establish, by rule, an expedited process for emergency repairs or replacement of like equipment.
    (j) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to apply to maintenance, upkeep, or renovation that does not affect the structural integrity of the building, does not add beds or services over the number for which the facility is licensed, and provides a reasonable degree of safety for the patients.
(Source: P.A. 90-327, eff. 8-8-97; 90-600, eff. 6-25-98; 91-712, eff. 7-1-00.)

210 ILCS 5/9

    (210 ILCS 5/9) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.9)
    Sec. 9. Inspections and investigations. The Department shall make or cause to be made inspections and investigations it deems necessary. Information received by the Department through filed reports, inspection, or as otherwise authorized under this Act shall not be disclosed publicly in a manner to identify individual patients, except to another State agency for purposes of investigation of professional or business practices in a licensed ambulatory surgical treatment center. The other State agency shall not disclose the individual patient information publicly.
    Every facility licensed under this Act and any premises proposed to be conducted as a facility by an applicant for a license shall be open at all reasonable times to an inspection authorized in writing by the Director. No notice need be given to any person before any inspection.
(Source: P.A. 88-490.)

210 ILCS 5/9a

    (210 ILCS 5/9a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.9a)
    Sec. 9a. Whenever an inspection of any ambulatory surgical treatment center discloses that the continued operation of such facility constitutes an imminent and serious menace to the health or safety of the patients thereof, or in the event of a conviction of a licensee under Section 12 of this Act, the inspector is authorized to immediately close such facility. Once the facility has been closed, the personnel employed there shall cease any activity related to the patients, unless continued treatment of any given patient is necessary to protect his or her health or life. A written order setting forth the grounds on which any action under this Section is based shall be served on the licensee within 24 hours after such action is taken. Any licensee whose ambulatory surgical treatment center has been closed may, within 10 days thereafter, by written notice, request that the Director conduct a hearing and a reinspection under the provisions of this Act. If a subsequent inspection discloses that the violations of this Act or rules, regulations or standards have been abated, the Director shall cancel the order of closing and permit patients to be treated therein. The remedies provided in this Section are in addition to and not exclusive of any other remedy provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 81-224.)

210 ILCS 5/9b

    (210 ILCS 5/9b) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.9b)
    Sec. 9b. The Department shall establish by rule a procedure for receiving and investigating complaints regarding any ambulatory surgical treatment center or any physician practicing in any such facility.
(Source: P.A. 81-224.)

210 ILCS 5/10

    (210 ILCS 5/10) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.10)
    Sec. 10.
    The Department shall prescribe and publish minimum standards, rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this Act which shall include, but not be limited to:
    (a) construction of the facility including, but not limited to, plumbing, heating, lighting, and ventilation which shall ensure the health, safety, comfort and privacy of patients and protection from fire hazard;
    (b) number and qualifications of all personnel, including administrative and nursing personnel, having responsibility for any part of the care provided to the patients;
    (c) equipment essential to the health, welfare and safety of the patients; and
    (d) facilities, programs and services to be provided in connection with the care of patients in ambulatory surgical treatment centers.
(Source: P.A. 78-227.)

210 ILCS 5/10a

    (210 ILCS 5/10a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.10a)
    Sec. 10a. The provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act are hereby expressly adopted and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Department of Public Health under this Act, except that in case of conflict between the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and this Act the provisions of this Act shall control, and except that Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to procedures for rule-making does not apply to the adoption of any rule required by federal law in connection with which the Department is precluded by law from exercising any discretion.
(Source: P.A. 88-45.)

210 ILCS 5/10b

    (210 ILCS 5/10b) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.10b)
    Sec. 10b. Notice of violation. When the Department determines that a facility is in violation of this Act or of any rule promulgated hereunder, a notice of violation shall be served upon the licensee. Each notice of violation shall be prepared in writing and shall specify the nature of the violation and the statutory provision or rule alleged to have been violated. The notice shall inform the licensee of any action the Department may take under the Act, including the requirement of a plan of correction under Section 10c, assessment of a penalty under Section 10d, or licensure action under Section 10f. The Director or his designee shall also inform the licensee of the right to a hearing under Section 10g.
(Source: P.A. 86-1292.)

210 ILCS 5/10c

    (210 ILCS 5/10c) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.10c)
    Sec. 10c. Plan of correction.
    (a) Each facility served with a notice of violation under Section 10b of this Act shall file with the Department a written plan of correction, which is subject to approval of the Department, within 10 days of receipt of such notice. Such plan of correction shall state with particularity the method by which the facility intends to correct each violation and shall contain a stated date by which each violation shall be corrected.
    (b) If the Department rejects a plan of correction, it shall send notice of the rejection and the reason for the rejection to the licensee. The facility shall have 10 days after receipt of the notice of rejection to submit a modified plan. If the modified plan is not timely submitted, or if the modified plan is rejected, the facility shall follow a plan of correction imposed by the Department.
    (c) If a facility desires to contest any Department action under this Section it shall send a written request for a hearing under Section 10g to the Department within 10 days of receipt of the notice of the contested action. The Department shall commence the hearing as provided in Section 10g. Whenever possible, all actions of the Department under this Section arising out of a single violation shall be contested and determined at a single hearing. Issues decided as the result of the hearing process may not be reheard at subsequent hearings under this Act, but such determinations may be used as grounds for other administrative action by the Department pursuant to this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1292.)

210 ILCS 5/10d

    (210 ILCS 5/10d) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.10d)
    Sec. 10d. Fines and penalties.
    (a) When the Director determines that a facility has failed to comply with this Act or the Illinois Adverse Health Care Events Reporting Law of 2005 or any rule adopted under either of those Acts, the Department may issue a notice of fine assessment which shall specify the violations for which the fine is assessed. The Department may assess a fine of up to $500 per violation per day commencing on the date the violation was identified and ending on the date the violation is corrected, or action is taken to suspend, revoke or deny renewal of the license, whichever comes first.
    (b) In determining whether a fine is to be assessed or the amount of such fine, the Director shall consider the following factors:
        (1) The gravity of the violation, including the
    
probability that death or serious physical or mental harm to a patient will result or has resulted, the severity of the actual or potential harm, and the extent to which the provisions of the applicable statutes or rules were violated;
        (2) The reasonable diligence exercised by the
    
licensee and efforts to correct violations;
        (3) Any previous violations committed by the
    
licensee; and
        (4) The financial benefit to the facility of
    
committing or continuing the violation.
(Source: P.A. 94-242, eff. 7-18-05.)

210 ILCS 5/10e

    (210 ILCS 5/10e) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.10e)
    Sec. 10e. Payment of fines. All fines shall be paid to the Department within 10 days of the notice of assessment or, if the fine is contested under Section 10g of this Act, within 10 days of the receipt of the Director's final decision, unless the decision is appealed and the order is stayed by court order under Section 11 of this Act. A fine assessed under this Act shall be collected by the Department. If the licensee against whom the fine has been assessed does not comply with a written demand for payment within 30 days, the Director shall issue an order to do any of the following:
    (a) Certify to the Comptroller, as provided by rule of the Department, the delinquent fines due and owing from the licensee or any amounts due and owing as a result of a civil action pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section. The purpose of certification shall be to intercept State income tax refunds and other payments due such licensee in order to satisfy, in whole or in part, any delinquent fines or amounts recoverable in a civil action brought pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section. The rule shall provide for notice to any such licensee or person affected. Any final administrative decision rendered by the Department with respect to any certification made pursuant to this paragraph (a) shall be reviewed only under and in accordance with the Administrative Review Law.
    (b) Add the amount of the penalty to the facility's licensing fee. If the licensee refuses to make the payment at the time of the application for renewal of its license, the license shall not be renewed.
    (c) Bring an action in circuit court to recover the amount of the penalty.
(Source: P.A. 86-1292.)

210 ILCS 5/10f

    (210 ILCS 5/10f) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.10f)
    Sec. 10f. Denial, suspension, revocation or refusal to renew a license; suspension of a service.
    (a) When the Director determines that there is or has been a substantial or continued failure to comply with this Act or any rule promulgated hereunder, the Department may issue an order of license denial, suspension or revocation, or refusal to renew a license, in accordance with subsection (a) of Section 10g of this Act.
    (b) When the Director determines that a facility has failed to demonstrate the capacity to safely provide one or more of its services to patients, the Department may issue an order of service suspension in accordance with subsection (a) of Section 10g of this Act.
    (c) If, however, the Department finds that the public interest, health, safety, or welfare imperatively requires emergency action, and if the Director incorporates a finding to that effect in the order, summary suspension of a service or a license to open, conduct, operate, and maintain an ambulatory surgical treatment center or any part thereof may be ordered pending proceedings for license revocation or other action, which shall be promptly instituted and determined.
(Source: P.A. 86-1292.)

210 ILCS 5/10g

    (210 ILCS 5/10g) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.10g)
    Sec. 10g. Notice of administrative actions; hearing procedures.
    (a) Notice of all administrative actions taken under this Act shall be effected by registered mail, certified mail, or personal service and shall set forth the particular reasons for the proposed action and provide the applicant or licensee with an opportunity to request a hearing. If a hearing request is not received within 10 days, the right to a hearing is waived.
    (b) The procedure governing hearings authorized by this Section shall be in accordance with rules promulgated by the Department consistent with this Act. A hearing shall be conducted by the Director or by an individual designated in writing by the Director as hearing officer. A full and complete record shall be kept of all proceedings, including notice of hearing, complaint, and all other documents in the nature of pleadings, written motions filed in the proceedings, and the report and orders of the Director and hearing officer. All testimony shall be reported but need not be transcribed unless the decision is appealed pursuant to Section 11 of this Act. A copy or copies of the transcript may be obtained by any interested party on payment of the cost of preparing such copy or copies.
    (c) The Director or hearing officer shall, upon his own motion or on the written request of any party to the proceeding, issue subpoenas requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses and subpoenas duces tecum requiring the production of books, papers, records or memoranda. The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as the fees of witnesses before any circuit court of this State. Such fees shall be paid when the witness is excused from further attendance. When the witness is subpoenaed at the instance of the Director or hearing officer, such fees shall be paid in the same manner as other expenses of the Department. When the witness is subpoenaed at the instance of any other party to a proceeding, the Department may require that the cost of service of the subpoena or subpoena duces tecum and the fee of the witness be borne by the party at whose instance the witness is summoned. In such case, the Department, in its discretion, may require a deposit to cover the cost of such service and witness fees. A subpoena or subpoena duces tecum issued under this Section shall be served in the same manner as a subpoena issued by a court.
    (d) Any circuit court of this State, upon the application of the Director or the application of any other party to the proceeding, may, in its discretion, compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books, papers, records or memoranda, and the giving of testimony before the Director or hearing officer conducting an investigation or holding a hearing authorized by this Act, by an attachment for contempt, or otherwise, in the same manner as production of evidence may be compelled before the court.
    (e) The Director or hearing officer, or any party in a hearing before the Department, may cause the deposition of witnesses within the State to be taken in the manner prescribed by law for depositions in civil actions in courts of this State, and may compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers, records or memoranda.
    (f) The Director or Hearing Officer shall make findings of fact in such hearing and the Director shall render his decision within 60 days after the termination or waiving of the hearing unless additional time is required by him for a proper disposition of the matter. When the hearing has been conducted by a hearing officer, the Director shall review the record and findings of fact before rendering a decision. A copy of the findings of fact and decision of the Director shall be served upon the applicant or licensee in person, by registered mail, or by certified mail in the same manner as the service of the notice of hearing. The decision denying, suspending, or revoking a license shall become final 35 days after it is mailed or served, unless the applicant or licensee, within the 35-day period, petitions for review pursuant to Section 11 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1292.)

210 ILCS 5/11

    (210 ILCS 5/11) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.11)
    Sec. 11. Whenever the Department refuses to grant, or revokes or suspends a license to open, conduct or maintain an ambulatory surgical treatment center, the applicant or licensee may have such decision judicially reviewed. The provisions of the Administrative Review Law and the rules adopted pursuant thereto shall apply to and govern all proceedings for the judicial review of final administrative decisions of the Department hereunder. The term "administrative decisions" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

210 ILCS 5/12

    (210 ILCS 5/12) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.12)
    Sec. 12. Any person opening, conducting or maintaining an ambulatory surgical treatment center without a license issued pursuant to this Act shall be guilty of a business offense punishable by a fine of $10,000 and each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense. Any person opening, conducting or maintaining an ambulatory surgical treatment center who violates any other provision of this Act shall be guilty of a business offense punishable by a fine of not more than $10,000.
(Source: P.A. 81-224.)

210 ILCS 5/13

    (210 ILCS 5/13) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.13)
    Sec. 13.
    The operation or maintenance of an ambulatory surgical treatment center in violation of this Act or of the Rules and Regulations promulgated by the Department is declared a public nuisance inimical to the public welfare. The Director of the Department, in the name of the People of the State, through the Attorney General or the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurs, may, in addition to other remedies herein provided, bring action for an injunction to restrain such violation or to enjoin the future operation or maintenance of any such ambulatory surgical treatment center.
(Source: P.A. 78-227.)

210 ILCS 5/14

    (210 ILCS 5/14) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.14)
    Sec. 14. The Governor shall appoint an Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Licensing Board composed of 12 persons. Four members shall be practicing physicians; one member shall be a practicing podiatric physician; one member shall be a dentist who has been licensed to perform oral surgery; one member shall be an Illinois registered professional nurse who is employed in an ambulatory surgical treatment center; one member shall be a person actively engaged in the supervision or administration of a health facility; and 4 members shall represent the general public and shall have no personal economic interest in any institution, place or building licensed pursuant to this Act. In making Board appointments, the Governor shall give consideration to recommendations made through the Director by appropriate professional organizations.
    Each member shall hold office for a term of 3 years and the terms of office of the members first taking office shall expire, as designated at the time of appointment, 3 at the end of the first year, 3 at the end of the second year, and 6 at the end of the third year, after the date of appointment. The term of office of each original appointee shall commence October 1, 1973; and the term of office of each successor shall commence on October 1 of the year in which his predecessor's term expires. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term. Board members, while serving on business of the Board shall receive actual and necessary travel and subsistence expenses while so serving away from their places of residence. The Board shall meet as frequently as the Director deems necessary, but not less than once a year. Upon request of 3 or more members, the Director shall call a meeting of the Board.
    The Board shall advise and consult with the Department in the administration of this Act, provided that no rule shall be adopted by the Department concerning the operation of ambulatory surgical treatment centers licensed under this Act which has not had prior approval of the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Licensing Board. The Department shall submit a final draft of all rules to the Board for review and approval. The final draft rules shall be placed upon the agenda of a scheduled Board meeting which shall be called within 90 days of the submission of such rules. If the Board takes no action on the final draft rules within the 90-day period, the rules shall be considered approved and the Department may proceed with their promulgation in conformance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. If the final draft rules are approved by virtue of the Board's failure to act, the Department shall afford any member of the Board 10 days within which to comment upon such rules. In the event of a rule promulgation without approval of the Board, the Department shall allow the Board an ex post facto opportunity to discuss such rule following its adoption.
(Source: P.A. 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)

210 ILCS 5/15

    (210 ILCS 5/15) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.15)
    Sec. 15.
    If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall be held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the provisions or application of this Act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of the Act are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 78-227)

210 ILCS 5/16

    (210 ILCS 5/16) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.16)
    Sec. 16. This Act shall take effect upon its becoming a law.
(Source: P.A. 78-227.)