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HEALTH FACILITIES AND REGULATION
(210 ILCS 30/) Abused and Neglected Long Term Care Facility Residents Reporting Act.

210 ILCS 30/1

    (210 ILCS 30/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4161)
    Sec. 1. This Act may be cited as the Abused and Neglected Long Term Care Facility Residents Reporting Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)

210 ILCS 30/2

    (210 ILCS 30/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4162)
    Sec. 2. The Illinois Department of Public Health shall upon receiving reports made under this Act, seek to protect residents and prevent further harm to the resident who was the subject of the report and other residents in the facility. In performing these duties, the Department may utilize such protective services of other State departments, commissions, boards or other agencies and any voluntary agencies as are available.
(Source: P.A. 82-120.)

210 ILCS 30/3

    (210 ILCS 30/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4163)
    Sec. 3. As used in this Act unless the context otherwise requires:
    a. "Department" means the Department of Public Health of the State of Illinois.
    b. "Resident" means a person residing in and receiving personal care from a long term care facility, or residing in a mental health facility or developmental disability facility as defined in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
    c. "Long term care facility" has the same meaning ascribed to such term in the Nursing Home Care Act, except that the term as used in this Act shall include any mental health facility or developmental disability facility as defined in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. The term also includes any facility licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act or the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013.
    d. "Abuse" means any physical injury, sexual abuse or mental injury inflicted on a resident other than by accidental means.
    e. "Neglect" means a failure in a long term care facility to provide adequate medical or personal care or maintenance, which failure results in physical or mental injury to a resident or in the deterioration of a resident's physical or mental condition.
    f. "Protective services" means services provided to a resident who has been abused or neglected, which may include, but are not limited to alternative temporary institutional placement, nursing care, counseling, other social services provided at the nursing home where the resident resides or at some other facility, personal care and such protective services of voluntary agencies as are available.
    g. Unless the context otherwise requires, direct or indirect references in this Act to the programs, personnel, facilities, services, service providers, or service recipients of the Department of Human Services shall be construed to refer only to those programs, personnel, facilities, services, service providers, or service recipients that pertain to the Department of Human Services' mental health and developmental disabilities functions.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)

210 ILCS 30/4

    (210 ILCS 30/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4164)
    Sec. 4. Any long term care facility administrator, agent or employee or any physician, hospital, surgeon, dentist, osteopath, chiropractor, podiatric physician, accredited religious practitioner who provides treatment by spiritual means alone through prayer in accordance with the tenets and practices of the accrediting church, coroner, social worker, social services administrator, registered nurse, law enforcement officer, field personnel of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, field personnel of the Illinois Department of Public Health and County or Municipal Health Departments, personnel of the Department of Human Services (acting as the successor to the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities or the Department of Public Aid), personnel of the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, personnel of the State Fire Marshal, local fire department inspectors or other personnel, or personnel of the Illinois Department on Aging, or its subsidiary Agencies on Aging, or employee of a facility licensed under the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, having reasonable cause to believe any resident with whom they have direct contact has been subjected to abuse or neglect shall immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Department. Persons required to make reports or cause reports to be made under this Section include all employees of the State of Illinois who are involved in providing services to residents, including professionals providing medical or rehabilitation services and all other persons having direct contact with residents; and further include all employees of community service agencies who provide services to a resident of a public or private long term care facility outside of that facility. Any long term care surveyor of the Illinois Department of Public Health who has reasonable cause to believe in the course of a survey that a resident has been abused or neglected and initiates an investigation while on site at the facility shall be exempt from making a report under this Section but the results of any such investigation shall be forwarded to the central register in a manner and form described by the Department.
    The requirement of this Act shall not relieve any long term care facility administrator, agent or employee of responsibility to report the abuse or neglect of a resident under Section 3-610 of the Nursing Home Care Act or under Section 3-610 of the ID/DD Community Care Act or under Section 2-107 of the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013.
    In addition to the above persons required to report suspected resident abuse and neglect, any other person may make a report to the Department, or to any law enforcement officer, if such person has reasonable cause to suspect a resident has been abused or neglected.
    This Section also applies to residents whose death occurs from suspected abuse or neglect before being found or brought to a hospital.
    A person required to make reports or cause reports to be made under this Section who fails to comply with the requirements of this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-104, eff. 7-22-13; 98-214, eff. 8-9-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

210 ILCS 30/5

    (210 ILCS 30/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4165)
    Sec. 5. Any person required to investigate cases of suspected resident abuse or neglect may take or cause to be taken, at the resident's expense color photographs and x-rays of the area of trauma on the resident who is the subject of a report.
(Source: P.A. 82-120.)

210 ILCS 30/6

    (210 ILCS 30/6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4166)
    Sec. 6. All reports of suspected abuse or neglect made under this Act shall be made immediately by telephone to the Department's central register established under Section 14 on the single, State-wide, toll-free telephone number established under Section 13, or in person or by telephone through the nearest Department office. No long term care facility administrator, agent or employee, or any other person, shall screen reports or otherwise withhold any reports from the Department, and no long term care facility, department of State government, or other agency shall establish any rules, criteria, standards or guidelines to the contrary. Every long term care facility, department of State government and other agency whose employees are required to make or cause to be made reports under Section 4 shall notify its employees of the provisions of that Section and of this Section, and provide to the Department documentation that such notification has been given. The Department of Human Services shall train all of its mental health and developmental disabilities employees in the detection and reporting of suspected abuse and neglect of residents. Reports made to the central register through the State-wide, toll-free telephone number shall be transmitted to appropriate Department offices and municipal health departments that have responsibility for licensing long term care facilities under the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, or the ID/DD Community Care Act. All reports received through offices of the Department shall be forwarded to the central register, in a manner and form described by the Department. The Department shall be capable of receiving reports of suspected abuse and neglect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Reports shall also be made in writing deposited in the U.S. mail, postage prepaid, within 24 hours after having reasonable cause to believe that the condition of the resident resulted from abuse or neglect. Such reports may in addition be made to the local law enforcement agency in the same manner. However, in the event a report is made to the local law enforcement agency, the reporter also shall immediately so inform the Department. The Department shall initiate an investigation of each report of resident abuse and neglect under this Act, whether oral or written, as provided for in Section 3-702 of the Nursing Home Care Act, Section 2-208 of the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, or Section 3-702 of the ID/DD Community Care Act, except that reports of abuse which indicate that a resident's life or safety is in imminent danger shall be investigated within 24 hours of such report. The Department may delegate to law enforcement officials or other public agencies the duty to perform such investigation.
    With respect to investigations of reports of suspected abuse or neglect of residents of mental health and developmental disabilities institutions under the jurisdiction of the Department of Human Services, the Department shall transmit copies of such reports to the Department of State Police, the Department of Human Services, and the Inspector General appointed under Section 1-17 of the Department of Human Services Act. If the Department receives a report of suspected abuse or neglect of a recipient of services as defined in Section 1-123 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, the Department shall transmit copies of such report to the Inspector General and the Directors of the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission and the agency designated by the Governor pursuant to the Protection and Advocacy for Developmentally Disabled Persons Act. When requested by the Director of the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, the agency designated by the Governor pursuant to the Protection and Advocacy for Developmentally Disabled Persons Act, or the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the Department, the Department of Human Services and the Department of State Police shall make available a copy of the final investigative report regarding investigations conducted by their respective agencies on incidents of suspected abuse or neglect of residents of mental health and developmental disabilities institutions or individuals receiving services at community agencies under the jurisdiction of the Department of Human Services. Such final investigative report shall not contain witness statements, investigation notes, draft summaries, results of lie detector tests, investigative files or other raw data which was used to compile the final investigative report. Specifically, the final investigative report of the Department of State Police shall mean the Director's final transmittal letter. The Department of Human Services shall also make available a copy of the results of disciplinary proceedings of employees involved in incidents of abuse or neglect to the Directors. All identifiable information in reports provided shall not be further disclosed except as provided by the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act. Nothing in this Section is intended to limit or construe the power or authority granted to the agency designated by the Governor pursuant to the Protection and Advocacy for Developmentally Disabled Persons Act, pursuant to any other State or federal statute.
    With respect to investigations of reported resident abuse or neglect, the Department shall effect with appropriate law enforcement agencies formal agreements concerning methods and procedures for the conduct of investigations into the criminal histories of any administrator, staff assistant or employee of the nursing home or other person responsible for the residents care, as well as for other residents in the nursing home who may be in a position to abuse, neglect or exploit the patient. Pursuant to the formal agreements entered into with appropriate law enforcement agencies, the Department may request information with respect to whether the person or persons set forth in this paragraph have ever been charged with a crime and if so, the disposition of those charges. Unless the criminal histories of the subjects involved crimes of violence or resident abuse or neglect, the Department shall be entitled only to information limited in scope to charges and their dispositions. In cases where prior crimes of violence or resident abuse or neglect are involved, a more detailed report can be made available to authorized representatives of the Department, pursuant to the agreements entered into with appropriate law enforcement agencies. Any criminal charges and their disposition information obtained by the Department shall be confidential and may not be transmitted outside the Department, except as required herein, to authorized representatives or delegates of the Department, and may not be transmitted to anyone within the Department who is not duly authorized to handle resident abuse or neglect investigations.
    The Department shall effect formal agreements with appropriate law enforcement agencies in the various counties and communities to encourage cooperation and coordination in the handling of resident abuse or neglect cases pursuant to this Act. The Department shall adopt and implement methods and procedures to promote statewide uniformity in the handling of reports of abuse and neglect under this Act, and those methods and procedures shall be adhered to by personnel of the Department involved in such investigations and reporting. The Department shall also make information required by this Act available to authorized personnel within the Department, as well as its authorized representatives.
    The Department shall keep a continuing record of all reports made pursuant to this Act, including indications of the final determination of any investigation and the final disposition of all reports.
    The Department shall report annually to the General Assembly on the incidence of abuse and neglect of long term care facility residents, with special attention to residents who are mentally disabled. The report shall include but not be limited to data on the number and source of reports of suspected abuse or neglect filed under this Act, the nature of any injuries to residents, the final determination of investigations, the type and number of cases where abuse or neglect is determined to exist, and the final disposition of cases.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)

210 ILCS 30/6.2

    (210 ILCS 30/6.2)
    Sec. 6.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07. Repealed by P.A. 95-545, eff. 8-28-07.)

210 ILCS 30/6.3

    (210 ILCS 30/6.3)
    Sec. 6.3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 93-636, eff. 12-31-03. Repealed by P.A. 95-545, eff. 8-28-07.)

210 ILCS 30/6.4

    (210 ILCS 30/6.4)
    Sec. 6.4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 93-636, eff. 12-31-03. Repealed by P.A. 95-545, eff. 8-28-07.)

210 ILCS 30/6.5

    (210 ILCS 30/6.5)
    Sec. 6.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 93-636, eff. 12-31-03. Repealed by P.A. 95-545, eff. 8-28-07.)

210 ILCS 30/6.6

    (210 ILCS 30/6.6)
    Sec. 6.6. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 93-636, eff. 12-31-03. Repealed by P.A. 95-545, eff. 8-28-07.)

210 ILCS 30/6.7

    (210 ILCS 30/6.7)
    Sec. 6.7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 93-636, eff. 12-31-03. Repealed by P.A. 95-545, eff. 8-28-07.)

210 ILCS 30/6.8

    (210 ILCS 30/6.8)
    Sec. 6.8. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 93-636, eff. 12-31-03. Repealed by P.A. 95-545, eff. 8-28-07.)

210 ILCS 30/7

    (210 ILCS 30/7) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4167)
    Sec. 7. The report required by this Act shall include the name of the resident, the name and address of the nursing home at which the resident resides; the resident's age; the nature of the resident's condition including any evidence of previous injuries or disabilities, and any other information that the reporter believes might be helpful in establishing the cause of such abuse or neglect and the identity of the person believed to have caused such abuse or neglect.
(Source: P.A. 82-120.)

210 ILCS 30/8

    (210 ILCS 30/8) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4168)
    Sec. 8. Any person, institution or agency, participating in good faith in the making of a report, or in the investigation of such a report or in the taking of photographs or x-rays under this Act shall have immunity from liability, civil, criminal, or otherwise, that might result by reason of such actions.
    For the purpose of any proceedings, civil or criminal, the good faith of any persons required to report, or permitted to report, cases of resident abuse or neglect under this Act, shall be presumed.
(Source: P.A. 82-120.)

210 ILCS 30/9

    (210 ILCS 30/9) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4169)
    Sec. 9. Any person who makes a report or who investigates a report under this Act shall testify fully in any judicial proceeding resulting from such report, as to any evidence of abuse or neglect, or the cause thereof. No evidence shall be excluded by reason of any common law or statutory privilege relating to communications between the alleged perpetrator of abuse or neglect, or the resident subject of the report under this Act and the person making or investigating the report.
(Source: P.A. 82-120.)

210 ILCS 30/10

    (210 ILCS 30/10) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4170)
    Sec. 10. If, during the investigation of a report made pursuant to this Act, the Department obtains information indicating possible criminal acts, the Department shall refer the matter to the appropriate law enforcement agency or agencies for further investigation or prosecution. The Department shall make the entire file of its investigation available to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
    With respect to reports of suspected abuse or neglect of residents of facilities operated by the Department of Human Services (as successor to the Department of Rehabilitation Services) or recipients of services through any home, institution, program or other entity licensed in whole or in part by the Department of Human Services (as successor to the Department of Rehabilitation Services), the Department shall refer reports to the Department of State Police or the appropriate law enforcement entity upon awareness that a possible criminal act has occurred.
(Source: P.A. 94-428, eff. 8-2-05.)

210 ILCS 30/11

    (210 ILCS 30/11) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4171)
    Sec. 11. The Department may arrange for protective services to any nursing home resident who requires them when a report of abuse or neglect has been made. Such services shall be arranged for a limited time, as determined by the Department to be sufficient for the resident to obtain alternative permanent placement with the help of the Department if necessary, or for any situation of the resident related to the report of abuse or neglect which needs to be corrected or ameliorated so that the patient's continued residence in the same nursing home may continue without further abuse or neglect.
(Source: P.A. 82-120.)

210 ILCS 30/12

    (210 ILCS 30/12) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4172)
    Sec. 12. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize or require protective services, medical care or treatment for any person in contravention of his stated or implied objection thereto upon grounds that it conflicts with his or her religious belief or practices, nor shall such person be considered abused or neglected for the exercise of such beliefs or practice.
(Source: P.A. 82-120.)

210 ILCS 30/13

    (210 ILCS 30/13) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4173)
    Sec. 13. There shall be a single State-wide, toll-free telephone number established and maintained by the Department which all persons, whether or not mandated by law, may use to report suspected long term care facility resident abuse or neglect at any hour of the day or night, on any day of the week. Any other person may use the State-wide number to obtain assistance or information concerning the handling of long term care facility resident abuse and neglect cases. The Department shall establish standards and procedures for using the State wide number, and shall take appropriate steps to ensure that all persons required to make reports under Section 4, as well as members of the general public, are aware of those standards and procedures.
(Source: P.A. 86-1013.)

210 ILCS 30/14

    (210 ILCS 30/14) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4174)
    Sec. 14. There shall be a central register of all cases of suspected long term care facility resident abuse or neglect reported and maintained by the Department under this Act. Through the recording of initial, preliminary, progress, and final reports, the central register shall be operated in such a manner as to enable the Department to: (1) immediately identify and locate prior reports or cases of abuse or neglect; (2) continuously monitor the current status of all cases of abuse or neglect being provided services under this Act; and (3) regularly evaluate the effectiveness of existing laws and programs through the development and analysis of statistical and other information. The Department shall by rule adopt appropriate standards and procedures for the operation of the central register, including criteria to be used by long term care facility employees in determining whether abuse or neglect of a resident is suspected, and standards and procedures for making reports. The Department shall also take appropriate steps to ensure that all persons required to make reports under Section 4 are aware of those criteria, standards and procedures. The Department shall establish, in conjunction with the Department of Human Services, standards for evaluating reports of suspected abuse or neglect of recipients of mental health or developmental disability services to determine if a recipient's life or safety is in imminent danger, and for classifying other reports of suspected abuse and neglect for purposes of determining the necessity and schedule of an investigation.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

210 ILCS 30/15

    (210 ILCS 30/15) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4175)
    Sec. 15. The Long Term Care Facility Advisory Board established under the Nursing Home Care Act shall conduct hearings and consult with individuals of distinction in the fields of health, human services, law and other appropriate areas in a continuing assessment of the problem of resident abuse and neglect. It shall advise and make recommendations to the Department regarding improvements in the reporting, investigation and follow-up systems and procedures established under this Act and regarding the adequacy and availability of programs and services in the State to prevent and respond to further incidents of resident abuse and neglect.
(Source: P.A. 86-820.)

210 ILCS 30/16

    (210 ILCS 30/16) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4176)
    Sec. 16. Within the appropriation available, the Department shall conduct a continuing education and training program for State and local staff, persons and officials required to report, the general public, and other persons engaged in or intending to engage in the prevention, identification, and treatment of resident abuse and neglect. The program shall be designed to encourage the fullest degree of reporting of known and suspected resident abuse and neglect, and to improve communication, cooperation, and coordination among all agencies in the identification, prevention, and treatment of resident abuse and neglect. The program shall inform the general public and professionals of the nature and extent of abuse and neglect and their responsibilities, obligations, powers and immunity from liability under this Act. It may include publicity and dissemination of information on the existence and number of the 24 hour, State-wide, toll-free telephone service to assist persons seeking assistance and to receive reports of known and suspected abuse and neglect.
(Source: P.A. 83-1530.)