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

210 ILCS 45/Art. III Pt. 6

 
    (210 ILCS 45/Art. III Pt. 6 heading)
PART 6. DUTIES

210 ILCS 45/3-601

    (210 ILCS 45/3-601) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-601)
    Sec. 3-601. The owner and licensee are liable to a resident for any intentional or negligent act or omission of their agents or employees which injures the resident.
(Source: P.A. 81-223.)

210 ILCS 45/3-602

    (210 ILCS 45/3-602) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-602)
    Sec. 3-602. The licensee shall pay the actual damages and costs and attorney's fees to a facility resident whose rights, as specified in Part 1 of Article II of this Act, are violated.
(Source: P.A. 89-197, eff. 7-21-95.)

210 ILCS 45/3-603

    (210 ILCS 45/3-603) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-603)
    Sec. 3-603. A resident may maintain an action under this Act for any other type of relief, including injunctive and declaratory relief, permitted by law.
(Source: P.A. 81-223.)

210 ILCS 45/3-604

    (210 ILCS 45/3-604) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-604)
    Sec. 3-604. Any damages recoverable under Sections 3-601 through 3-607, including minimum damages as provided by these Sections, may be recovered in any action which a court may authorize to be brought as a class action pursuant to the Civil Practice Law. The remedies provided in Sections 3-601 through 3-607, are in addition to and cumulative with any other legal remedies available to a resident. Exhaustion of any available administrative remedies shall not be required prior to commencement of suit hereunder.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

210 ILCS 45/3-605

    (210 ILCS 45/3-605) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-605)
    Sec. 3-605. The amount of damages recovered by a resident in an action brought under Sections 3-601 through 3-607 shall be exempt for purposes of determining initial or continuing eligibility for medical assistance under "The Illinois Public Aid Code", as now or hereafter amended, and shall neither be taken into consideration nor required to be applied toward the payment or partial payment of the cost of medical care or services available under "The Illinois Public Aid Code".
(Source: P.A. 81-223.)

210 ILCS 45/3-606

    (210 ILCS 45/3-606) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-606)
    Sec. 3-606. Any waiver by a resident or his legal representative of the right to commence an action under Sections 3-601 through 3-607, whether oral or in writing, shall be null and void, and without legal force or effect.
(Source: P.A. 81-223.)

210 ILCS 45/3-607

    (210 ILCS 45/3-607) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-607)
    Sec. 3-607. Any party to an action brought under Sections 3-601 through 3-607 shall be entitled to a trial by jury and any waiver of the right to a trial by a jury, whether oral or in writing, prior to the commencement of an action, shall be null and void, and without legal force or effect.
(Source: P.A. 81-223.)

210 ILCS 45/3-608

    (210 ILCS 45/3-608) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-608)
    Sec. 3-608. A licensee or its agents or employees shall not transfer, discharge, evict, harass, dismiss, or retaliate against a resident, a resident's representative, or an employee or agent who makes a report under Section 2-107, brings or testifies in an action under Sections 3-601 through 3-607, or files a complaint under Section 3-702, because of the report, testimony, or complaint.
(Source: P.A. 81-223.)

210 ILCS 45/3-609

    (210 ILCS 45/3-609) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-609)
    Sec. 3-609. Any person, institution or agency, under this Act, participating in good faith in the making of a report, or in the investigation of such a report shall not be deemed to have violated any privileged communication and shall have immunity from any liability, civil, criminal or any other proceedings, civil or criminal as a consequence of making such report. The good faith of any persons required to report, or permitted to report, cases of suspected resident abuse or neglect under this Act, shall be presumed.
(Source: P.A. 81-223.)

210 ILCS 45/3-610

    (210 ILCS 45/3-610) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-610)
    Sec. 3-610. Duty to report violations.
    (a) A facility employee or agent who becomes aware of abuse or neglect of a resident prohibited by Section 2-107 shall immediately report the matter to the Department and to the facility administrator. A facility administrator who becomes aware of abuse or neglect of a resident prohibited by Section 2-107 shall immediately report the matter by telephone and in writing to the resident's representative, and to the Department. Any person may report a violation of Section 2-107 to the Department.
    (b) A facility employee or agent who becomes aware of another facility employee or agent's theft or misappropriation of a resident's property must immediately report the matter to the facility administrator. A facility administrator who becomes aware of a facility employee or agent's theft or misappropriation of a resident's property must immediately report the matter by telephone and in writing to the resident's representative, to the Department, and to the local law enforcement agency. Neither a licensee nor its employees or agents may dismiss or otherwise retaliate against a facility employee or agent who reports the theft or misappropriation of a resident's property under this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 94-26, eff. 1-1-06.)

210 ILCS 45/3-611

    (210 ILCS 45/3-611) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-611)
    Sec. 3-611. Employee as perpetrator of abuse. When an investigation of a report of suspected abuse of a recipient indicates, based upon credible evidence, that an employee of a long term care facility is the perpetrator of the abuse, that employee shall immediately be barred from any further contact with residents of the facility, pending the outcome of any further investigation, prosecution or disciplinary action against the employee.
(Source: P.A. 86-1013.)

210 ILCS 45/3-612

    (210 ILCS 45/3-612) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4153-612)
    Sec. 3-612. Resident as perpetrator of abuse. When an investigation of a report of suspected abuse of a resident indicates, based upon credible evidence, that another resident of the long term care facility is the perpetrator of the abuse, that resident's condition shall be immediately evaluated to determine the most suitable therapy and placement for the resident, considering the safety of that resident as well as the safety of other residents and employees of the facility.
(Source: P.A. 86-1013.)