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FAMILIES
(750 ILCS 95/) Frail Elderly Individual Family Visitation Protection Act.

750 ILCS 95/1

    (750 ILCS 95/1)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 1. Short title; references to Act.
    (a) Short title. This Act may be cited as the Frail Elderly Individual Family Visitation Protection Act.
    (b) References to Act. This Act may be referred to as the Kasem/Baksys Visitation Law.
(Source: P.A. 100-850, eff. 1-1-19.)

750 ILCS 95/5

    (750 ILCS 95/5)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Family caregiver" means an adult family member who is a provider of in-home care to a frail elderly individual.
    "Family member" means the spouse, adult child, adult grandchild, or other close relative of the frail elderly individual.
    "Frail elderly individual" means an adult over 60 years of age who is determined by a court to be functionally impaired because the person: (i) is unable to perform at least 2 activities of daily living without substantial human assistance, including verbal reminding, physical cueing, or supervision; or (ii) due to a cognitive or other mental impairment, requires substantial supervision because the person behaves in a manner that poses a serious health or safety hazard to the person or to another person.
    "Petitioner" means the family member who files a verified petition for visitation under Section 10 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-850, eff. 1-1-19.)

750 ILCS 95/10

    (750 ILCS 95/10)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 10. Visitation with frail elderly individuals.
    (a) If a family caregiver unreasonably prevents a family member from visiting the frail elderly individual, the court, upon a verified petition by the family member, may order the family caregiver to permit such visitation as the court deems reasonable and appropriate under the circumstances.
    (b) At the hearing on the verified petition for visitation, the court shall consider:
        (1) the nature and extent of the frail elderly
    
individual's functional impairment;
        (2) the frail elderly individual's previously
    
expressed preferences in regard to visitation with the petitioner;
        (3) the history of visitation between the frail
    
elderly individual and the petitioner;
        (4) the opinions of any family members and the family
    
caregiver with respect to visitation between the petitioner and the frail elderly individual; and
        (5) any other area of inquiry deemed appropriate by
    
the court under the circumstances.
    (c) The court shall not allow visitation if the court finds that: (i) the frail elderly individual has capacity to evaluate and communicate decisions regarding visitation and expresses a desire to not have visitation with the petitioner; or (ii) visitation between the petitioner and the frail elderly individual is not in the best interests of the frail elderly individual.
    (d) Guardian ad litem for frail elderly individual.
    (1) The court may appoint a guardian ad litem for the frail elderly individual if it determines such appointment to be in the frail elderly individual's best interests.
    (2) The court shall appoint a guardian ad litem for the frail elderly individual if the frail elderly individual does not appear at the hearing or is unable to appear due to hardship.
    (3) The court may award reasonable compensation to a guardian ad litem appointed under this Act. The petitioner shall pay the court-awarded compensation due to the guardian ad litem, except if the court grants the verified petition for visitation and finds that the family caregiver acted maliciously in denying visitation between the petitioner and the frail elderly individual, then the family caregiver shall pay the court-awarded compensation due the guardian ad litem.
(Source: P.A. 100-850, eff. 1-1-19.)

750 ILCS 95/15

    (750 ILCS 95/15)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 15. Notice of hospitalization, change or residence, or death of frail elderly individual. If the court grants the petition of a family member for visitation in accordance with Section 10, the court may also order the family caregiver to use reasonable efforts to notify the petitioner of the frail elderly individual's hospitalization, admission to a healthcare facility, change in permanent residence, or death.
(Source: P.A. 100-850, eff. 1-1-19.)

750 ILCS 95/20

    (750 ILCS 95/20)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 20. Commencement of proceeding; notice.
    (a) A proceeding under this Act shall be commenced in the court of the county in which the frail elderly individual resides.
    (b) The frail elderly individual and family caregiver shall be personally served with a copy of the verified petition for visitation and a summons not less than 14 days before the hearing. The form of the summons shall be in the manner prescribed by subsection (c) of Supreme Court Rule 101.
    (c) The petitioner shall provide notice of the time, date, and place of the hearing by mail to any other family members not less than 14 days before the hearing. All other notices during the pendency of the proceeding shall be served in accordance with Supreme Court Rules 11 and 12.
(Source: P.A. 100-850, eff. 1-1-19.)

750 ILCS 95/25

    (750 ILCS 95/25)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 25. Applicability. This Act does not apply if: (i) the frail elderly individual is a person under guardianship pursuant to Article XIa of the Probate Act of 1975; or (ii) the family caregiver is acting as agent under a power of attorney or acting at the direction of an agent under a power of attorney pursuant to the Illinois Power of Attorney Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-850, eff. 1-1-19.)