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HEALTH FACILITIES AND REGULATION
(210 ILCS 45/) Nursing Home Care Act.

210 ILCS 45/Art. III Pt. 2

 
    (210 ILCS 45/Art. III Pt. 2 heading)
PART 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS

210 ILCS 45/3-201

    (210 ILCS 45/3-201) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-201)
    Sec. 3-201. The Department shall not prescribe the course of medical treatment provided to an individual resident by the resident's physician in a facility.
(Source: P.A. 81-223.)

210 ILCS 45/3-202

    (210 ILCS 45/3-202) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-202)
    Sec. 3-202. The Department shall prescribe minimum standards for facilities. These standards shall regulate:
        (1) Location and construction of the facility,
    
including plumbing, heating, lighting, ventilation, and other physical conditions which shall ensure the health, safety, and comfort of residents and their protection from fire hazard;
        (2) Number and qualifications of all personnel,
    
including management and nursing personnel, having responsibility for any part of the care given to residents; specifically, the Department shall establish staffing ratios for facilities which shall specify the number of staff hours per resident of care that are needed for professional nursing care for various types of facilities or areas within facilities;
        (3) All sanitary conditions within the facility and
    
its surroundings, including water supply, sewage disposal, food handling, and general hygiene, which shall ensure the health and comfort of residents;
        (4) Diet related to the needs of each resident based
    
on good nutritional practice and on recommendations which may be made by the physicians attending the resident;
        (5) Equipment essential to the health and welfare of
    
the residents;
        (6) A program of habilitation and rehabilitation for
    
those residents who would benefit from such programs;
        (7) A program for adequate maintenance of physical
    
plant and equipment;
        (8) Adequate accommodations, staff and services for
    
the number and types of residents for whom the facility is licensed to care, including standards for temperature and relative humidity within comfort zones determined by the Department based upon a combination of air temperature, relative humidity and air movement. Such standards shall also require facility plans that provide for health and comfort of residents at medical risk as determined by the attending physician whenever the temperature and relative humidity are outside such comfort zones established by the Department. The standards must include a requirement that areas of a nursing home used by residents of the nursing home be air conditioned and heated by means of operable air-conditioning and heating equipment. The areas subject to this air-conditioning and heating requirement include, without limitation, bedrooms or common areas such as sitting rooms, activity rooms, living rooms, community rooms, and dining rooms. No later than July 1, 2008, the Department shall submit a report to the General Assembly concerning the impact of the changes made by this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly;
        (9) Development of evacuation and other appropriate
    
safety plans for use during weather, health, fire, physical plant, environmental and national defense emergencies; and
        (10) Maintenance of minimum financial or other
    
resources necessary to meet the standards established under this Section, and to operate and conduct the facility in accordance with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-31, eff. 8-9-07.)

210 ILCS 45/3-202.05

    (210 ILCS 45/3-202.05)
    Sec. 3-202.05. Staffing ratios effective July 1, 2010 and thereafter.
    (a) For the purpose of computing staff to resident ratios, direct care staff shall include:
        (1) registered nurses;
        (2) licensed practical nurses;
        (3) certified nurse assistants;
        (4) psychiatric services rehabilitation aides;
        (5) rehabilitation and therapy aides;
        (6) psychiatric services rehabilitation coordinators;
        (7) assistant directors of nursing;
        (8) 50% of the Director of Nurses' time; and
        (9) 30% of the Social Services Directors' time.
    The Department shall, by rule, allow certain facilities subject to 77 Ill. Admin. Code 300.4000 and following (Subpart S) to utilize specialized clinical staff, as defined in rules, to count towards the staffing ratios.
    Within 120 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the Department shall promulgate rules specific to the staffing requirements for facilities federally defined as Institutions for Mental Disease. These rules shall recognize the unique nature of individuals with chronic mental health conditions, shall include minimum requirements for specialized clinical staff, including clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and direct care staff set forth in paragraphs (4) through (6) and any other specialized staff which may be utilized and deemed necessary to count toward staffing ratios.
    Within 120 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the Department shall promulgate rules specific to the staffing requirements for facilities licensed under the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013. These rules shall recognize the unique nature of individuals with chronic mental health conditions, shall include minimum requirements for specialized clinical staff, including clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and direct care staff set forth in paragraphs (4) through (6) and any other specialized staff which may be utilized and deemed necessary to count toward staffing ratios.
    (b) Beginning January 1, 2011, and thereafter, light intermediate care shall be staffed at the same staffing ratio as intermediate care.
    (c) Facilities shall notify the Department within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, in a form and manner prescribed by the Department, of the staffing ratios in effect on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly for both intermediate and skilled care and the number of residents receiving each level of care.
    (d)(1) Effective July 1, 2010, for each resident needing skilled care, a minimum staffing ratio of 2.5 hours of nursing and personal care each day must be provided; for each resident needing intermediate care, 1.7 hours of nursing and personal care each day must be provided.
    (2) Effective January 1, 2011, the minimum staffing ratios shall be increased to 2.7 hours of nursing and personal care each day for a resident needing skilled care and 1.9 hours of nursing and personal care each day for a resident needing intermediate care.
    (3) Effective January 1, 2012, the minimum staffing ratios shall be increased to 3.0 hours of nursing and personal care each day for a resident needing skilled care and 2.1 hours of nursing and personal care each day for a resident needing intermediate care.
    (4) Effective January 1, 2013, the minimum staffing ratios shall be increased to 3.4 hours of nursing and personal care each day for a resident needing skilled care and 2.3 hours of nursing and personal care each day for a resident needing intermediate care.
    (5) Effective January 1, 2014, the minimum staffing ratios shall be increased to 3.8 hours of nursing and personal care each day for a resident needing skilled care and 2.5 hours of nursing and personal care each day for a resident needing intermediate care.
    (e) Ninety days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, a minimum of 25% of nursing and personal care time shall be provided by licensed nurses, with at least 10% of nursing and personal care time provided by registered nurses. These minimum requirements shall remain in effect until an acuity based registered nurse requirement is promulgated by rule concurrent with the adoption of the Resource Utilization Group classification-based payment methodology, as provided in Section 5-5.2 of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses employed by a facility in excess of these requirements may be used to satisfy the remaining 75% of the nursing and personal care time requirements. Notwithstanding this subsection, no staffing requirement in statute in effect on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly shall be reduced on account of this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 97-689, eff. 6-14-12; 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)

210 ILCS 45/3-202.1

    (210 ILCS 45/3-202.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-202.1)
    Sec. 3-202.1. The Department shall develop and implement a system of alerting and educating facilities and their personnel as to the existence or possibility of weather or other hazardous circumstances which may endanger resident health or safety and designating any precautions to prevent or minimize such danger. The Department may assist any facility experiencing difficulty in dealing with such emergencies. The Department may provide for announcement to the public of the dangers posed to facility residents by such existing or potential weather or hazardous circumstances.
(Source: P.A. 83-1530.)

210 ILCS 45/3-202.2

    (210 ILCS 45/3-202.2)
    Sec. 3-202.2. Rules; residents with mental illness. No later than January 1, 2001, the Department of Public Health shall file with the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, a proposed rule, or a proposed amendment to an existing rule, regarding the provision of services, including assessment, care planning, discharge planning, and treatment, by nursing facilities to residents who have a serious mental illness.
(Source: P.A. 91-799, eff. 6-13-00.)

210 ILCS 45/3-202.2a

    (210 ILCS 45/3-202.2a)
    Sec. 3-202.2a. Comprehensive resident care plan. A facility, with the participation of the resident and the resident's guardian or representative, as applicable, must develop and implement a comprehensive care plan for each resident that includes measurable objectives and timetables to meet the resident's medical, nursing, and mental and psychosocial needs that are identified in the resident's comprehensive assessment, which allow the resident to attain or maintain the highest practicable level of independent functioning, and provide for discharge planning to the least restrictive setting based on the resident's care needs. The assessment shall be developed with the active participation of the resident and the resident's guardian or representative, as applicable.
(Source: P.A. 96-1372, eff. 7-29-10.)

210 ILCS 45/3-202.2b

    (210 ILCS 45/3-202.2b)
    Sec. 3-202.2b. Certification of psychiatric rehabilitation program.
    (a) No later than January 1, 2011, the Department shall file with the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, proposed rules or proposed amendments to existing rules to establish a special certification program for compliance with 77 Ill. Admin. Code 300.4000 and following (Subpart S), which provides for psychiatric rehabilitation services that are required to be offered by a long term care facility licensed under this Act that serves residents with serious mental illness. Compliance with standards promulgated pursuant to this Section must be demonstrated before a long term care facility licensed under this Act is eligible to become certified under this Section and annually thereafter.
    (b) No long term care facility shall establish, operate, maintain, or offer psychiatric rehabilitation services, or admit, retain, or seek referrals of a resident with a serious mental illness diagnosis, unless and until a valid certification, which remains unsuspended, unrevoked, and unexpired, has been issued.
    (c) A facility that currently serves a resident with serious mental illness may continue to admit such residents until the Department performs a certification review and determines that the facility does not meet the requirements for certification. The Department, at its discretion, may provide an additional 90-day period for the facility to meet the requirements for certification if it finds that the facility has made a good faith effort to comply with all certification requirements and will achieve total compliance with the requirements before the end of the 90-day period. The facility shall be prohibited from admitting residents with serious mental illness until the Department certifies the facility to be in compliance with the requirements of this Section.
    (d) A facility currently serving residents with serious mental illness that elects to terminate provision of services to this population must immediately notify the Department of its intent, cease to admit new residents with serious mental illness, and give notice to all existing residents with serious mental illness of their impending discharge. These residents shall be accorded all rights and assistance provided to a resident being involuntarily discharged and those provided under Section 2-201.5. The facility shall continue to adhere to all requirements of 77 Ill. Admin. Code 300.4000 until all residents with serious mental illness have been discharged.
    (e) A long term care facility found to be out of compliance with the certification requirements under this Section may be subject to denial, revocation, or suspension of the psychiatric rehabilitation services certification or the imposition of sanctions and penalties, including the immediate suspension of new admissions. Hearings shall be conducted pursuant to Article III, Part 7 of this Act.
    (f) The Department shall indicate, on its list of licensed long term care facilities, which facilities are certified under this Section and shall distribute this list to the appropriate State agencies charged with administering and implementing the State's program of pre-admission screening and resident review, hospital discharge planners, Area Agencies on Aging, Case Coordination Units, and others upon request.
    (g) No public official, agent, or employee of the State, or any subcontractor of the State, may refer or arrange for the placement of a person with serious mental illness in a long term care facility that is not certified under this Section. No public official, agent, or employee of the State, or any subcontractor of the State, may place the name of a long term care facility on a list of facilities serving the seriously mentally ill for distribution to the general public or to professionals arranging for placements or making referrals unless the facility is certified under this Section.
    (h) Certification requirements. The Department shall establish requirements for certification that augment current quality of care standards for long term care facilities serving residents with serious mental illness, which shall include admission, discharge planning, psychiatric rehabilitation services, development of age-group appropriate treatment plan goals and services, behavior management services, coordination with community mental health services, staff qualifications and training, clinical consultation, resident access to the outside community, and appropriate environment and space for resident programs, recreation, privacy, and any other issue deemed appropriate by the Department. The augmented standards shall at a minimum include, but need not be limited to, the following:
        (1) Staff sufficient in number and qualifications
    
necessary to meet the scheduled and unscheduled needs of the residents on a 24-hour basis. The Department shall establish by rule the minimum number of psychiatric services rehabilitation coordinators in relation to the number of residents with serious mental illness residing in the facility.
        (2) The number and qualifications of consultants
    
required to be contracted with to provide continuing education and training, and to assist with program development.
        (3) Training for all new employees specific to the
    
care needs of residents with a serious mental illness diagnosis during their orientation period and annually thereafter. Training shall be independent of the Department and overseen by an agency designated by the Governor to determine the content of all facility employee training and to provide training for all trainers of facility employees. Training of employees shall at minimum include, but need not be limited to, (i) the impact of a serious mental illness diagnosis, (ii) the recovery paradigm and the role of psychiatric rehabilitation, (iii) preventive strategies for managing aggression and crisis prevention, (iv) basic psychiatric rehabilitation techniques and service delivery, (v) resident rights, (vi) abuse prevention, (vii) appropriate interaction between staff and residents, and (viii) any other topic deemed by the Department to be important to ensuring quality of care.
        (4) Quality assessment and improvement requirements,
    
in addition to those contained in this Act on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, specific to a facility's residential psychiatric rehabilitation services, which shall be made available to the Department upon request. A facility shall be required at a minimum to develop and maintain policies and procedures that include, but need not be limited to, evaluation of the appropriateness of resident admissions based on the facility's capacity to meet specific needs, resident assessments, development and implementation of care plans, and discharge planning.
        (5) Room selection and appropriateness of roommate
    
assignment.
        (6) Comprehensive quarterly review of all treatment
    
plans for residents with serious mental illness by the resident's interdisciplinary team, which takes into account, at a minimum, the resident's progress, prior assessments, and treatment plan.
        (7) Substance abuse screening and management and
    
documented referral relationships with certified substance abuse treatment providers.
        (8) Administration of psychotropic medications to a
    
resident with serious mental illness who is incapable of giving informed consent, in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
    (i) The Department shall establish a certification fee schedule by rule, in consultation with advocates, nursing homes, and representatives of associations representing long term care facilities.
    (j) The Director or her or his designee shall seek input from the Long Term Care Facility Advisory Board before filing rules to implement this Section.
    Rules proposed no later than January 1, 2011 under this Section shall take effect 180 days after being approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.
(Source: P.A. 96-1372, eff. 7-29-10.)

210 ILCS 45/3-202.3

    (210 ILCS 45/3-202.3)
    Sec. 3-202.3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-163, eff. 7-11-05. Repealed by P.A. 94-752, eff. 5-10-06.)

210 ILCS 45/3-202.4

    (210 ILCS 45/3-202.4)
    Sec. 3-202.4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-163, eff. 7-11-05. Repealed by P.A. 94-752, eff. 5-10-06.)

210 ILCS 45/3-202.5

    (210 ILCS 45/3-202.5)
    Sec. 3-202.5. Facility plan review; fees.
    (a) Before commencing construction of a new facility or specified types of alteration or additions to an existing long term care facility involving major construction, as defined by rule by the Department, with an estimated cost greater than $100,000, architectural drawings and specifications for the facility 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 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 residents.
    (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. All fees paid by long-term care facilities under subsection (d) shall be used only to cover the costs relating to the Department's review of long-term care facility projects under this Section. Moneys shall be appropriated from that Fund to the Department only to pay the costs of conducting reviews under this Section or under Section 3-202.5 of the ID/DD Community Care Act or Section 3-202.5 of the MC/DD Act. 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 long-term care facility is licensed, and provides a reasonable degree of safety for the residents.
(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13; 99-180, eff. 7-29-15.)

210 ILCS 45/3-202.6

    (210 ILCS 45/3-202.6)
    Sec. 3-202.6. Department of Veterans' Affairs facility plan review.
    (a) Before commencing construction of a new facility or specified types of alteration or additions to an existing long-term care facility involving major construction, as defined by rule by the Department, with an estimated cost greater than $100,000, architectural drawings and specifications for the facility shall be submitted to the Department for review. A facility may submit architectural drawings and specifications for other construction projects for Department review according to subsection (b) of this Section. 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.
    (b) The Department shall inform an applicant in writing within 15 working days after receiving drawings and specifications from the applicant whether the applicant's submission is complete or incomplete. Failure to provide the applicant with this notice within 15 working days after receiving drawings and specifications from the applicant shall result in the submission being deemed complete for purposes of initiating the 60-working-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, the Department shall approve or disapprove drawings and specifications submitted to the Department no later than 60 working 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-working-day review period. If a submission of drawings and specifications is incomplete, the applicant may submit additional information. The 60-working-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 working days after receipt by the Department, 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 working days after 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 (e) of this Section 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 is
    
deemed to have 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 residents.
    (d) The Department shall not charge a fee in connection with its reviews to the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
    (e) The Department shall conduct an on-site inspection of the completed project no later than 45 working 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 may extend this deadline if a federally mandated survey time frame takes precedence. The Department shall provide written approval for occupancy to the applicant within 7 working days after 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 (e), in which case the construction shall be deemed approved. Occupancy shall be authorized after any required health inspection by the Department has been conducted.
    (f) The Department shall establish, by rule, an expedited process for emergency repairs or replacement of like equipment.
    (g) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to apply to maintenance, upkeep, or renovation that does not affect the structural integrity or fire or life safety of the building, does not add beds or services over the number for which the long-term care facility is licensed, and provides a reasonable degree of safety for the residents.
    (h) If the number of licensed facilities increases or the number of beds for the currently licensed facilities increases, the Department has the right to reassess the mandated time frames listed in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-314, eff. 8-7-15.)

210 ILCS 45/3-203

    (210 ILCS 45/3-203) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-203)
    Sec. 3-203. In licensing any facility for persons suffering from emotional or behavioral disorders, the Department shall consult with the Department of Human Services in developing minimum standards for such persons.
(Source: P.A. 97-52, eff. 6-28-11.)

210 ILCS 45/3-204

    (210 ILCS 45/3-204) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-204)
    Sec. 3-204. In addition to the authority to prescribe minimum standards, the Department may adopt license classifications of facilities according to the levels of service, and if license classification is adopted the applicable minimum standards shall define the classification. In adopting classification of the license of facilities, the Department may give recognition to the classification of services defined or prescribed by federal statute or federal rule or regulation. More than one classification of the license may be issued to the same facility when the prescribed minimum standards and regulations are met.
(Source: P.A. 81-223.)

210 ILCS 45/3-205

    (210 ILCS 45/3-205) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-205)
    Sec. 3-205. Where licensing responsibilities are performed by a city, village or incorporated town, the municipality shall use the same classifications as the Department; and a facility may not be licensed for a different classification by the Department than by the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 81-223.)

210 ILCS 45/3-206

    (210 ILCS 45/3-206) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-206)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-297)
    Sec. 3-206. The Department shall prescribe a curriculum for training nursing assistants, habilitation aides, and child care aides.
    (a) No person, except a volunteer who receives no compensation from a facility and is not included for the purpose of meeting any staffing requirements set forth by the Department, shall act as a nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide in a facility, nor shall any person, under any other title, not licensed, certified, or registered to render medical care by the Department of Professional Regulation, assist with the personal, medical, or nursing care of residents in a facility, unless such person meets the following requirements:
        (1) Be at least 16 years of age, of temperate habits
    
and good moral character, honest, reliable and trustworthy.
        (2) Be able to speak and understand the English
    
language or a language understood by a substantial percentage of the facility's residents.
        (3) Provide evidence of employment or occupation, if
    
any, and residence for 2 years prior to his present employment.
        (4) Have completed at least 8 years of grade school
    
or provide proof of equivalent knowledge.
        (5) Begin a current course of training for nursing
    
assistants, habilitation aides, or child care aides, approved by the Department, within 45 days of initial employment in the capacity of a nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide at any facility. Such courses of training shall be successfully completed within 120 days of initial employment in the capacity of nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide at a facility. Nursing assistants, habilitation aides, and child care aides who are enrolled in approved courses in community colleges or other educational institutions on a term, semester or trimester basis, shall be exempt from the 120 day completion time limit. The Department shall adopt rules for such courses of training. These rules shall include procedures for facilities to carry on an approved course of training within the facility. The Department shall allow an individual to satisfy the supervised clinical experience requirement for placement on the Health Care Worker Registry under 77 Ill. Adm. Code 300.663 through supervised clinical experience at an assisted living establishment licensed under the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act. The Department shall adopt rules requiring that the Health Care Worker Registry include information identifying where an individual on the Health Care Worker Registry received his or her clinical training.
        The Department may accept comparable training in lieu
    
of the 120 hour course for student nurses, foreign nurses, military personnel, or employes of the Department of Human Services.
        The facility shall develop and implement procedures,
    
which shall be approved by the Department, for an ongoing review process, which shall take place within the facility, for nursing assistants, habilitation aides, and child care aides.
        At the time of each regularly scheduled licensure
    
survey, or at the time of a complaint investigation, the Department may require any nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide to demonstrate, either through written examination or action, or both, sufficient knowledge in all areas of required training. If such knowledge is inadequate the Department shall require the nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide to complete inservice training and review in the facility until the nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide demonstrates to the Department, either through written examination or action, or both, sufficient knowledge in all areas of required training.
        (6) Be familiar with and have general skills related
    
to resident care.
    (a-0.5) An educational entity, other than a secondary school, conducting a nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide training program shall initiate a criminal history record check in accordance with the Health Care Worker Background Check Act prior to entry of an individual into the training program. A secondary school may initiate a criminal history record check in accordance with the Health Care Worker Background Check Act at any time during or after a training program.
    (a-1) Nursing assistants, habilitation aides, or child care aides seeking to be included on the registry maintained under Section 3-206.01 on or after January 1, 1996 must authorize the Department of Public Health or its designee to request a criminal history record check in accordance with the Health Care Worker Background Check Act and submit all necessary information. An individual may not newly be included on the registry unless a criminal history record check has been conducted with respect to the individual.
    (b) Persons subject to this Section shall perform their duties under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
    (c) It is unlawful for any facility to employ any person in the capacity of nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide, or under any other title, not licensed by the State of Illinois to assist in the personal, medical, or nursing care of residents in such facility unless such person has complied with this Section.
    (d) Proof of compliance by each employee with the requirements set out in this Section shall be maintained for each such employee by each facility in the individual personnel folder of the employee. Proof of training shall be obtained only from the health care worker registry.
    (e) Each facility shall obtain access to the health care worker registry's web application, maintain the employment and demographic information relating to each employee, and verify by the category and type of employment that each employee subject to this Section meets all the requirements of this Section.
    (f) Any facility that is operated under Section 3-803 shall be exempt from the requirements of this Section.
    (g) Each skilled nursing and intermediate care facility that admits persons who are diagnosed as having Alzheimer's disease or related dementias shall require all nursing assistants, habilitation aides, or child care aides, who did not receive 12 hours of training in the care and treatment of such residents during the training required under paragraph (5) of subsection (a), to obtain 12 hours of in-house training in the care and treatment of such residents. If the facility does not provide the training in-house, the training shall be obtained from other facilities, community colleges or other educational institutions that have a recognized course for such training. The Department shall, by rule, establish a recognized course for such training. The Department's rules shall provide that such training may be conducted in-house at each facility subject to the requirements of this subsection, in which case such training shall be monitored by the Department.
    The Department's rules shall also provide for circumstances and procedures whereby any person who has received training that meets the requirements of this subsection shall not be required to undergo additional training if he or she is transferred to or obtains employment at a different facility or a facility other than a long-term care facility but remains continuously employed for pay as a nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide. Individuals who have performed no nursing or nursing-related services for a period of 24 consecutive months shall be listed as "inactive" and as such do not meet the requirements of this Section. Licensed sheltered care facilities shall be exempt from the requirements of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-297, eff. 8-24-17.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-432)
    Sec. 3-206. The Department shall prescribe a curriculum for training nursing assistants, habilitation aides, and child care aides.
    (a) No person, except a volunteer who receives no compensation from a facility and is not included for the purpose of meeting any staffing requirements set forth by the Department, shall act as a nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide in a facility, nor shall any person, under any other title, not licensed, certified, or registered to render medical care by the Department of Professional Regulation, assist with the personal, medical, or nursing care of residents in a facility, unless such person meets the following requirements:
        (1) Be at least 16 years of age, of temperate habits
    
and good moral character, honest, reliable and trustworthy.
        (2) Be able to speak and understand the English
    
language or a language understood by a substantial percentage of the facility's residents.
        (3) Provide evidence of employment or occupation, if
    
any, and residence for 2 years prior to his present employment.
        (4) Have completed at least 8 years of grade school
    
or provide proof of equivalent knowledge.
        (5) Begin a current course of training for nursing
    
assistants, habilitation aides, or child care aides, approved by the Department, within 45 days of initial employment in the capacity of a nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide at any facility. Such courses of training shall be successfully completed within 120 days of initial employment in the capacity of nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide at a facility. Nursing assistants, habilitation aides, and child care aides who are enrolled in approved courses in community colleges or other educational institutions on a term, semester or trimester basis, shall be exempt from the 120 day completion time limit. The Department shall adopt rules for such courses of training. These rules shall include procedures for facilities to carry on an approved course of training within the facility.
        The Department may accept comparable training in lieu
    
of the 120 hour course for student nurses, foreign nurses, military personnel, or employes of the Department of Human Services.
        The facility shall develop and implement procedures,
    
which shall be approved by the Department, for an ongoing review process, which shall take place within the facility, for nursing assistants, habilitation aides, and child care aides.
        At the time of each regularly scheduled licensure
    
survey, or at the time of a complaint investigation, the Department may require any nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide to demonstrate, either through written examination or action, or both, sufficient knowledge in all areas of required training. If such knowledge is inadequate the Department shall require the nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide to complete inservice training and review in the facility until the nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide demonstrates to the Department, either through written examination or action, or both, sufficient knowledge in all areas of required training.
        (6) Be familiar with and have general skills related
    
to resident care.
    (a-0.5) An educational entity, other than a secondary school, conducting a nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide training program shall initiate a criminal history record check in accordance with the Health Care Worker Background Check Act prior to entry of an individual into the training program. A secondary school may initiate a criminal history record check in accordance with the Health Care Worker Background Check Act at any time during or after a training program.
    (a-1) Nursing assistants, habilitation aides, or child care aides seeking to be included on the Health Care Worker Registry under the Health Care Worker Background Check Act on or after January 1, 1996 must authorize the Department of Public Health or its designee to request a criminal history record check in accordance with the Health Care Worker Background Check Act and submit all necessary information. An individual may not newly be included on the Health Care Worker Registry unless a criminal history record check has been conducted with respect to the individual.
    (b) Persons subject to this Section shall perform their duties under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
    (c) It is unlawful for any facility to employ any person in the capacity of nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide, or under any other title, not licensed by the State of Illinois to assist in the personal, medical, or nursing care of residents in such facility unless such person has complied with this Section.
    (d) Proof of compliance by each employee with the requirements set out in this Section shall be maintained for each such employee by each facility in the individual personnel folder of the employee. Proof of training shall be obtained only from the Health Care Worker Registry.
    (e) Each facility shall obtain access to the Health Care Worker Registry's web application, maintain the employment and demographic information relating to each employee, and verify by the category and type of employment that each employee subject to this Section meets all the requirements of this Section.
    (f) Any facility that is operated under Section 3-803 shall be exempt from the requirements of this Section.
    (g) Each skilled nursing and intermediate care facility that admits persons who are diagnosed as having Alzheimer's disease or related dementias shall require all nursing assistants, habilitation aides, or child care aides, who did not receive 12 hours of training in the care and treatment of such residents during the training required under paragraph (5) of subsection (a), to obtain 12 hours of in-house training in the care and treatment of such residents. If the facility does not provide the training in-house, the training shall be obtained from other facilities, community colleges or other educational institutions that have a recognized course for such training. The Department shall, by rule, establish a recognized course for such training. The Department's rules shall provide that such training may be conducted in-house at each facility subject to the requirements of this subsection, in which case such training shall be monitored by the Department.
    The Department's rules shall also provide for circumstances and procedures whereby any person who has received training that meets the requirements of this subsection shall not be required to undergo additional training if he or she is transferred to or obtains employment at a different facility or a facility other than a long-term care facility but remains continuously employed for pay as a nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide. Individuals who have performed no nursing or nursing-related services for a period of 24 consecutive months shall be listed as "inactive" and as such do not meet the requirements of this Section. Licensed sheltered care facilities shall be exempt from the requirements of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-432, eff. 8-25-17.)

210 ILCS 45/3-206.01

    (210 ILCS 45/3-206.01) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-206.01)
    Sec. 3-206.01. Health Care Worker Registry.
    (a) A facility shall not employ an individual as a nursing assistant, habilitation aide, home health aide, psychiatric services rehabilitation aide, or child care aide, or newly hired as an individual who may have access to a resident, a resident's living quarters, or a resident's personal, financial, or medical records, unless the facility has inquired of the Department's Health Care Worker Registry and the individual is listed on the Health Care Worker Registry as eligible to work for a health care employer. The facility shall not employ an individual as a nursing assistant, habilitation aide, or child care aide if that individual is not on the Health Care Worker Registry unless the individual is enrolled in a training program under paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of Section 3-206 of this Act. The Department may also maintain a publicly accessible registry.
    (a-5) The Health Care Worker Registry maintained by the Department exclusive to health care employers, as defined in the Health Care Worker Background Check Act, shall clearly indicate whether an applicant or employee is eligible for employment and shall include the following:
        (1) information about the individual, including the
    
individual's name, his or her current address, Social Security number, the date and location of the training course completed by the individual, whether the individual has any of the disqualifying convictions listed in Section 25 of the Health Care Worker Background Check Act from the date of the individual's last criminal record check, whether the individual has a waiver pending under Section 40 of the Health Care Worker Background Check Act, and whether the individual has received a waiver under Section 40 of that Act;
        (2) the following language:
            "A waiver granted by the Department of Public
        
Health is a determination that the applicant or employee is eligible to work in a health care facility. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides guidance about federal law regarding hiring of individuals with criminal records."; and
        (3) a link to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    
guidance regarding hiring of individuals with criminal records.
    (a-10) After January 1, 2017, the publicly accessible registry maintained by the Department shall report that an individual is ineligible to work if he or she has a disqualifying offense under Section 25 of the Health Care Worker Background Check Act and has not received a waiver under Section 40 of that Act. If an applicant or employee has received a waiver for one or more disqualifying offenses under Section 40 of the Health Care Worker Background Check Act and he or she is otherwise eligible to work, the Department of Public Health shall report on the public registry that the applicant or employee is eligible to work. The Department, however, shall not report information regarding the waiver on the public registry.
    (a-15) (Blank).
    (b) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-872, eff. 1-1-17; 100-432, eff. 8-25-17.)

210 ILCS 45/3-206.02

    (210 ILCS 45/3-206.02)
    Sec. 3-206.02. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-1372, eff. 7-29-10. Repealed by P.A. 100-432, eff. 8-25-17.)

210 ILCS 45/3-206.03

    (210 ILCS 45/3-206.03)
    Sec. 3-206.03. Resident attendants.
    (a) As used in this Section, "resident attendant" means an individual who assists residents in a facility with the following activities:
        (1) eating and drinking; and
        (2) personal hygiene limited to washing a resident's
    
hands and face, brushing and combing a resident's hair, oral hygiene, shaving residents with an electric razor, and applying makeup.
    The term "resident attendant" does not include an individual who:
        (1) is a licensed health professional or a registered
    
dietitian;
        (2) volunteers without monetary compensation;
        (3) is a nurse assistant; or
        (4) performs any nursing or nursing-related services
    
for residents of a facility.
    (b) A facility may employ resident attendants to assist the nurse aides with the activities authorized under subsection (a). The resident attendants shall not count in the minimum staffing requirements under rules implementing this Act.
    (c) A facility may not use on a full-time or other paid basis any individual as a resident attendant in the facility unless the individual:
        (1) has completed a training and competency
    
evaluation program encompassing the tasks the individual provides; and
        (2) is competent to provide feeding, hydration, and
    
personal hygiene services.
    (d) The training and competency evaluation program may be facility-based. It may include one or more of the following units:
        (1) A feeding unit that is a maximum of 5 hours in
    
length.
        (2) A hydration unit that is a maximum of 3 hours in
    
length.
        (3) A personal hygiene unit that is a maximum of 5
    
hours in length.
    These programs must be reviewed and approved by the Department every 2 years.
    (f) A person seeking employment as a resident attendant is subject to the Health Care Worker Background Check Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-461, eff. 8-6-99.)

210 ILCS 45/3-206.04

    (210 ILCS 45/3-206.04)
    Sec. 3-206.04. Certified Nurse Assistant Career Ladders Program. The Department shall convene a task force to determine the feasibility and curriculum for a Certified Nurse Assistant Career Ladders Program. Any such program shall articulate with licensed practical nurse education. The task force shall be comprised of 2 members from Illinois public community college faculty, one of whom shall be a registered professional nurse, 2 members from the nursing home community, one of whom shall be a registered professional nurse, one member who is a Certified Nurse Assistant Educator, and representatives from the Department. The task force shall report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2002.
(Source: P.A. 92-190, eff. 8-1-01.)

210 ILCS 45/3-206.05

    (210 ILCS 45/3-206.05)
    Sec. 3-206.05. Safe resident handling policy.
    (a) In this Section:
    "Health care worker" means an individual providing direct resident care services who may be required to lift, transfer, reposition, or move a resident.
    "Nurse" means an advanced practice registered nurse, a registered nurse, or a licensed practical nurse licensed under the Nurse Practice Act.
    "Safe lifting equipment and accessories" means mechanical equipment designed to lift, move, reposition, and transfer residents, including, but not limited to, fixed and portable ceiling lifts, sit-to-stand lifts, slide sheets and boards, slings, and repositioning and turning sheets.
    "Safe lifting team" means at least 2 individuals who are trained and proficient in the use of both safe lifting techniques and safe lifting equipment and accessories.
    "Adjustable equipment" means products and devices that may be adapted for use by individuals with physical and other disabilities in order to optimize accessibility. Adjustable equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:
        (1) Wheelchairs with adjustable footrest height and
    
seat width and depth.
        (2) Height-adjustable, drop-arm commode chairs and
    
height-adjustable shower gurneys or shower benches to enable individuals with mobility disabilities to use a toilet and to shower safely and with increased comfort.
        (3) Accessible weight scales that accommodate
    
wheelchair users.
        (4) Height-adjustable beds that can be lowered to
    
accommodate individuals with mobility disabilities in getting in and out of bed and that utilize drop-down side railings for stability and positioning support.
        (5) Universally designed or adaptable call buttons
    
and motorized bed position and height controls that can be operated by persons with limited or no reach range, fine motor ability, or vision.
        (6) Height-adjustable platform tables for physical
    
therapy with drop-down side railings for stability and positioning support.
        (7) Therapeutic rehabilitation and exercise machines
    
with foot straps to secure the user's feet to the pedals and with cuffs or splints to augment the user's grip strength on handles.
    (b) A facility must adopt and ensure implementation of a policy to identify, assess, and develop strategies to control risk of injury to residents and nurses and other health care workers associated with the lifting, transferring, repositioning, or movement of a resident. The policy shall establish a process that, at a minimum, includes all of the following:
        (1) Analysis of the risk of injury to residents and
    
nurses and other health care workers taking into account the resident handling needs of the resident populations served by the facility and the physical environment in which the resident handling and movement occurs.
        (2) Education and training of nurses and other direct
    
resident care providers in the identification, assessment, and control of risks of injury to residents and nurses and other health care workers during resident handling and on safe lifting policies and techniques and current lifting equipment.
        (3) Evaluation of alternative ways to reduce risks
    
associated with resident handling, including evaluation of equipment and the environment.
        (4) Restriction, to the extent feasible with existing
    
equipment and aids, of manual resident handling or movement of all or most of a resident's weight except for emergency, life-threatening, or otherwise exceptional circumstances.
        (5) Procedures for a nurse to refuse to perform or be
    
involved in resident handling or movement that the nurse in good faith believes will expose a resident or nurse or other health care worker to an unacceptable risk of injury.
        (6) Development of strategies to control risk of
    
injury to residents and nurses and other health care workers associated with the lifting, transferring, repositioning, or movement of a resident.
        (7) In developing architectural plans for
    
construction or remodeling of a facility or unit of a facility in which resident handling and movement occurs, consideration of the feasibility of incorporating resident handling equipment or the physical space and construction design needed to incorporate that equipment.
        (8) Fostering and maintaining resident safety,
    
dignity, self-determination, and choice, including the following policies, strategies, and procedures:
            (A) The existence and availability of a trained
        
safe lifting team.
            (B) A policy of advising residents of a range of
        
transfer and lift options, including adjustable diagnostic and treatment equipment, mechanical lifts, and provision of a trained safe lifting team.
            (C) The right of a competent resident, or the
        
guardian of a resident adjudicated incompetent, to choose among the range of transfer and lift options consistent with the procedures set forth under subdivision (b)(5) and the policies set forth under this paragraph (8), subject to the provisions of subparagraph (E) of this paragraph (8).
            (D) Procedures for documenting, upon admission
        
and as status changes, a mobility assessment and plan for lifting, transferring, repositioning, or movement of a resident, including the choice of the resident or the resident's guardian among the range of transfer and lift options.
            (E) Incorporation of such safe lifting
        
procedures, techniques, and equipment as are consistent with applicable federal law.
    (c) Safe lifting teams must receive specialized, in-depth training that includes, but need not be limited to, the following:
        (1) Types and operation of equipment.
        (2) Safe manual lifting and moving techniques.
        (3) Ergonomic principles in the assessment of risk
    
both to nurses and other workers and to residents.
        (4) The selection, safe use, location, and condition
    
of appropriate pieces of equipment individualized to each resident's medical and physical conditions and preferences.
        (5) Procedures for advising residents of the full
    
range of transfer and lift options and for documenting individualized lifting plans that include resident choice.
    Specialized, in-depth training may rely on federal standards and guidelines such as the United States Department of Labor Guidelines for Nursing Homes, supplemented by federal requirements for barrier removal, independent access, and means of accommodation optimizing independent movement and transfer.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)

210 ILCS 45/3-206.1

    (210 ILCS 45/3-206.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-206.1)
    Sec. 3-206.1. Whenever ownership of a private facility is transferred to another private owner following a final order for a suspension or revocation of the facility's license, the Department shall discuss with the new owner all noted problems associated with the facility and shall determine what additional training, if any, is needed for the direct care staff.
(Source: P.A. 86-1013.)

210 ILCS 45/3-207

    (210 ILCS 45/3-207) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-207)
    Sec. 3-207. (a) As a condition of the issuance or renewal of the license of any facility, the applicant shall file a statement of ownership. The applicant shall update the information required in the statement of ownership within 10 days of any change.
    (b) The statement of ownership shall include the following:
    (1) The name, address, telephone number, occupation or business activity, business address and business telephone number of the person who is the owner of the facility and every person who owns the building in which the facility is located, if other than the owner of the facility, which is the subject of the application or license; and if the owner is a partnership or corporation, the name of every partner and stockholder of the owner;
    (2) The name and address of any facility, wherever located, any financial interest in which is owned by the applicant, if the facility were required to be licensed if it were located in this State;
    (3) Other information necessary to determine the identity and qualifications of an applicant or licensee to operate a facility in accordance with this Act as required by the Department in regulations.
    (c) The information in the statement of ownership shall be public information and shall be available from the Department.
(Source: P.A. 85-1183.)

210 ILCS 45/3-208

    (210 ILCS 45/3-208) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-208)
    Sec. 3-208. (a) Each licensee shall file annually, or more often as the Director shall by rule prescribe, an attested financial statement. The Director may order an audited financial statement of a particular facility by an auditor of the Director's choice, provided the cost of such audit is paid by the Department.
    (b) No public funds shall be expended for the maintenance of any resident in a facility which has failed to file the financial statement required under 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 of Public Health and the Director of Healthcare and Family Services shall promulgate under Sections 3-801 and 3-802, one set of regulations for the filing of these financial statements, and shall provide in these regulations for forms, required information, intervals and dates of filing and such other provisions as they may deem necessary.
    (c-5) A facility which is owned by a chain organization as defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shall submit annually to the Department a copy of the Home Office Cost Statement required to be submitted by the home office of the chain to the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This Home Office Cost Statement contains proprietary, privileged, and confidential information that shall not be placed on the World Wide Web. Any request from the public received by any public agency to disclose this Home Office Cost Statement shall be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
    (d) The Director of Public Health and the Director of Healthcare and Family Services 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 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 statutes or regulations. 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 required for the purposes of State or federal law or regulation.
(Source: P.A. 98-505, eff. 1-1-14.)

210 ILCS 45/3-209

    (210 ILCS 45/3-209) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-209)
    Sec. 3-209. Every facility shall conspicuously post for display in an area of its offices accessible to residents, employees, and visitors the following:
    (1) Its current license;
    (2) A description, provided by the Department, of complaint procedures established under this Act and the name, address, and telephone number of a person authorized by the Department to receive complaints;
    (3) A copy of any order pertaining to the facility issued by the Department or a court; and
    (4) A list of the material available for public inspection under Section 3-210.
(Source: P.A. 81-1349.)

210 ILCS 45/3-210

    (210 ILCS 45/3-210) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-210)
    Sec. 3-210. A facility shall retain the following for public inspection:
        (1) a complete copy of every inspection report of the
    
facility received from the Department during the past 5 years;
        (2) a copy of every order pertaining to the facility
    
issued by the Department or a court during the past 5 years;
        (3) a description of the services provided by the
    
facility and the rates charged for those services and items for which a resident may be separately charged;
        (4) a copy of the statement of ownership required by
    
Section 3-207;
        (5) a record of personnel employed or retained by the
    
facility who are licensed, certified or registered by the Department of Professional Regulation;
        (6) a complete copy of the most recent inspection
    
report of the facility received from the Department; and
        (7) a copy of the current Consumer Choice Information
    
Report required by Section 2-214.
(Source: P.A. 95-823, eff. 1-1-09; 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

210 ILCS 45/3-211

    (210 ILCS 45/3-211) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-211)
    Sec. 3-211. No State or federal funds which are appropriated by the General Assembly or which pass through the General Revenue Fund or any special fund in the State Treasury, shall be paid to a facility not having a license issued under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-223.)

210 ILCS 45/3-212

    (210 ILCS 45/3-212) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-212)
    Sec. 3-212. Inspection.
    (a) The Department, whenever it deems necessary in accordance with subsection (b), shall inspect, survey and evaluate every facility to determine compliance with applicable licensure requirements and standards. Submission of a facility's current Consumer Choice Information Report required by Section 2-214 shall be verified at time of inspection. An inspection should occur within 120 days prior to license renewal. The Department may periodically visit a facility for the purpose of consultation. An inspection, survey, or evaluation, other than an inspection of financial records, shall be conducted without prior notice to the facility. A visit for the sole purpose of consultation may be announced. The Department shall provide training to surveyors about the appropriate assessment, care planning, and care of persons with mental illness (other than Alzheimer's disease or related disorders) to enable its surveyors to determine whether a facility is complying with State and federal requirements about the assessment, care planning, and care of those persons.
    (a-1) An employee of a State or unit of local government agency charged with inspecting, surveying, and evaluating facilities who directly or indirectly gives prior notice of an inspection, survey, or evaluation, other than an inspection of financial records, to a facility or to an employee of a facility is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    An inspector or an employee of the Department who intentionally prenotifies a facility, orally or in writing, of a pending complaint investigation or inspection shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Superiors of persons who have prenotified a facility shall be subject to the same penalties, if they have knowingly allowed the prenotification. A person found guilty of prenotifying a facility shall be subject to disciplinary action by his or her employer.
    If the Department has a good faith belief, based upon information that comes to its attention, that a violation of this subsection has occurred, it must file a complaint with the Attorney General or the State's Attorney in the county where the violation took place within 30 days after discovery of the information.
    (a-2) An employee of a State or unit of local government agency charged with inspecting, surveying, or evaluating facilities who willfully profits from violating the confidentiality of the inspection, survey, or evaluation process shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony and that conduct shall be deemed unprofessional conduct that may subject a person to loss of his or her professional license. An action to prosecute a person for violating this subsection (a-2) may be brought by either the Attorney General or the State's Attorney in the county where the violation took place.
    (b) In determining whether to make more than the required number of unannounced inspections, surveys and evaluations of a facility the Department shall consider one or more of the following: previous inspection reports; the facility's history of compliance with standards, rules and regulations promulgated under this Act and correction of violations, penalties or other enforcement actions; the number and severity of complaints received about the facility; any allegations of resident abuse or neglect; weather conditions; health emergencies; other reasonable belief that deficiencies exist.
    (b-1) The Department shall not be required to determine whether a facility certified to participate in the Medicare program under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, or the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, and which the Department determines by inspection under this Section or under Section 3-702 of this Act to be in compliance with the certification requirements of Title XVIII or XIX, is in compliance with any requirement of this Act that is less stringent than or duplicates a federal certification requirement. In accordance with subsection (a) of this Section or subsection (d) of Section 3-702, the Department shall determine whether a certified facility is in compliance with requirements of this Act that exceed federal certification requirements. If a certified facility is found to be out of compliance with federal certification requirements, the results of an inspection conducted pursuant to Title XVIII or XIX of the Social Security Act may be used as the basis for enforcement remedies authorized and commenced, with the Department's discretion to evaluate whether penalties are warranted, under this Act. Enforcement of this Act against a certified facility shall be commenced pursuant to the requirements of this Act, unless enforcement remedies sought pursuant to Title XVIII or XIX of the Social Security Act exceed those authorized by this Act. As used in this subsection, "enforcement remedy" means a sanction for violating a federal certification requirement or this Act.
    (c) Upon completion of each inspection, survey and evaluation, the appropriate Department personnel who conducted the inspection, survey or evaluation shall submit a copy of their report to the licensee upon exiting the facility, and shall submit the actual report to the appropriate regional office of the Department. Such report and any recommendations for action by the Department under this Act shall be transmitted to the appropriate offices of the associate director of the Department, together with related comments or documentation provided by the licensee which may refute findings in the report, which explain extenuating circumstances that the facility could not reasonably have prevented, or which indicate methods and timetables for correction of deficiencies described in the report. Without affecting the application of subsection (a) of Section 3-303, any documentation or comments of the licensee shall be provided within 10 days of receipt of the copy of the report. Such report shall recommend to the Director appropriate action under this Act with respect to findings against a facility. The Director shall then determine whether the report's findings constitute a violation or violations of which the facility must be given notice. Such determination shall be based upon the severity of the finding, the danger posed to resident health and safety, the comments and documentation provided by the facility, the diligence and efforts to correct deficiencies, correction of the reported deficiencies, the frequency and duration of similar findings in previous reports and the facility's general inspection history. Violations shall be determined under this subsection no later than 75 days after completion of each inspection, survey and evaluation.
    (d) The Department shall maintain all inspection, survey and evaluation reports for at least 5 years in a manner accessible to and understandable by the public.
    (e) Revisit surveys. The Department shall conduct a revisit to its licensure and certification surveys, consistent with federal regulations and guidelines.
    (f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Department shall, no later than 180 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, implement a single survey process that encompasses federal certification and State licensure requirements, health and life safety requirements, and an enhanced complaint investigation initiative.
        (1) To meet the requirement of a single survey
    
process, the portions of the health and life safety survey associated with federal certification and State licensure surveys must be started within 7 working days of each other. Nothing in this paragraph (1) of subsection (f) of this Section applies to a complaint investigation.
        (2) The enhanced complaint and incident report
    
investigation initiative shall permit the facility to challenge the amount of the fine due to the excessive length of the investigation which results in one or more of the following conditions:
            (A) prohibits the timely development and
        
implementation of a plan of correction;
            (B) creates undue financial hardship impacting
        
the quality of care delivered to the resident;
            (C) delays initiation of corrective training; and
            (D) negatively impacts quality assurance and
        
patient improvement standards.
    This paragraph (2) does not apply to complaint
    
investigations exited within 14 working days or a situation that triggers an extended survey.
(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)

210 ILCS 45/3-213

    (210 ILCS 45/3-213) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-213)
    Sec. 3-213. The Department shall require periodic reports and shall have access to and may reproduce or photocopy at its cost any books, records, and other documents maintained by the facility to the extent necessary to carry out this Act and the rules promulgated under this Act. The Department shall not divulge or disclose the contents of a record under this Section in violation of Section 2-206 or as otherwise prohibited by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1530.)

210 ILCS 45/3-214

    (210 ILCS 45/3-214) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-214)
    Sec. 3-214. Any holder of a license or applicant for a license shall be deemed to have given consent to any authorized officer, employee or agent of the Department to enter and inspect the facility in accordance with this Article. Refusal to permit such entry or inspection shall constitute grounds for denial, nonrenewal or revocation of a license as provided in Sections 3-117 or 3-119 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-223.)

210 ILCS 45/3-215

    (210 ILCS 45/3-215) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-215)
    Sec. 3-215. The Department shall make at least one report on each facility in the State annually, unless the facility has been issued a 2-year license under subsection (b) of Section 3-110 for which the report shall be made every 2 years. All conditions and practices not in compliance with applicable standards within the report period shall be specifically stated. If a violation is corrected or is subject to an approved plan of correction, the same shall be specified in the report. The Department shall send a copy to any person on receiving a written request. The Department may charge a reasonable fee to cover copying costs.
(Source: P.A. 87-1102.)