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HEALTH FACILITIES AND REGULATION
(210 ILCS 47/) ID/DD Community Care Act.

210 ILCS 47/Art. III Pt. 1

 
    (210 ILCS 47/Art. III Pt. 1 heading)
PART 1. LICENSING
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-101

    (210 ILCS 47/3-101)
    Sec. 3-101. Licensure system. The Department shall establish a comprehensive system of licensure for facilities in accordance with this Act for the purposes of:
        (1) Protecting the health, welfare, and safety of
    
residents; and
        (2) Assuring the accountability for reimbursed care
    
provided in certified facilities participating in a federal or State health program.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-102

    (210 ILCS 47/3-102)
    Sec. 3-102. Necessity of license. No person may establish, operate, maintain, offer or advertise a facility within this State unless and until he or she obtains a valid license therefore as hereinafter provided, which license remains unsuspended, unrevoked and unexpired. No public official or employee may place any person in, or recommend that any person be placed in, or directly or indirectly cause any person to be placed in any facility which is being operated without a valid license.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-102.1

    (210 ILCS 47/3-102.1)
    Sec. 3-102.1. Denial of Department access to facility. If the Department is denied access to a facility or any other place which it reasonably believes is required to be licensed as a facility under this Act, it shall request intervention of local, county or State law enforcement agencies to seek an appropriate court order or warrant to examine or interview the residents of such facility. Any person or entity preventing the Department from carrying out its duties under this Section shall be guilty of a violation of this Act and shall be subject to such penalties related thereto.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-103

    (210 ILCS 47/3-103)
    Sec. 3-103. Application for license; financial statement. The procedure for obtaining a valid license shall be as follows:
        (1) Application to operate a facility shall be made
    
to the Department on forms furnished by the Department.
        (2) All license applications shall be accompanied
    
with an application fee. The fee for an annual license shall be $995. Facilities that pay a fee or assessment pursuant to Article V-C of the Illinois Public Aid Code shall be exempt from the license fee imposed under this item (2). The fee for a 2-year license shall be double the fee for the annual license set forth in the preceding sentence. The fees collected shall be deposited with the State Treasurer into the Long Term Care Monitor/Receiver Fund, which has been created as a special fund in the State treasury. This special fund is to be used by the Department for expenses related to the appointment of monitors and receivers as contained in Sections 3-501 through 3-517. At the end of each fiscal year, any funds in excess of $1,000,000 held in the Long Term Care Monitor/Receiver Fund shall be deposited in the State's General Revenue Fund. The application shall be under oath and the submission of false or misleading information shall be a Class A misdemeanor. The application shall contain the following information:
            (a) The name and address of the applicant if an
        
individual, and if a firm, partnership, or association, of every member thereof, and in the case of a corporation, the name and address thereof and of its officers and its registered agent, and in the case of a unit of local government, the name and address of its chief executive officer;
            (b) The name and location of the facility for
        
which a license is sought;
            (c) The name of the person or persons under whose
        
management or supervision the facility will be conducted;
            (d) The number and type of residents for which
        
maintenance, personal care, or nursing is to be provided; and
            (e) Such information relating to the number,
        
experience, and training of the employees of the facility, any management agreements for the operation of the facility, and of the moral character of the applicant and employees as the Department may deem necessary.
        (3) Each initial application shall be accompanied by
    
a financial statement setting forth the financial condition of the applicant and by a statement from the unit of local government having zoning jurisdiction over the facility's location stating that the location of the facility is not in violation of a zoning ordinance. An initial application for a new facility shall be accompanied by a permit as required by the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. After the application is approved, the applicant shall advise the Department every 6 months of any changes in the information originally provided in the application.
        (4) Other information necessary to determine the
    
identity and qualifications of an applicant to operate a facility in accordance with this Act shall be included in the application as required by the Department in regulations.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-104

    (210 ILCS 47/3-104)
    Sec. 3-104. Licensing and regulation by municipality. Any city, village or incorporated town may by ordinance provide for the licensing and regulation of a facility or any classification of such facility, as defined herein, within such municipality, provided that the ordinance requires compliance with at least the minimum requirements established by the Department under this Act. The licensing and enforcement provisions of the municipality shall fully comply with this Act, and the municipality shall make available information as required by this Act. Such compliance shall be determined by the Department subject to review as provided in Section 3-703. Section 3-703 shall also be applicable to the judicial review of final administrative decisions of the municipality under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-105

    (210 ILCS 47/3-105)
    Sec. 3-105. Reports by municipality. Any city, village or incorporated town which has or may have ordinances requiring the licensing and regulation of facilities with at least the minimum standards established by the Department under this Act, shall make such periodic reports to the Department as the Department deems necessary. This report shall include a list of those facilities licensed by such municipality, the number of beds of each facility and the date the license of each facility is effective.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-106

    (210 ILCS 47/3-106)
    Sec. 3-106. Issuance of license to holder of municipal license.
    (a) Upon receipt of notice and proof from an applicant or licensee that he has received a license or renewal thereof from a city, village or incorporated town, accompanied by the required license or renewal fees, the Department shall issue a license or renewal license to such person. The Department shall not issue a license hereunder to any person who has failed to qualify for a municipal license. If the issuance of a license by the Department antedates regulatory action by a municipality, the municipality shall issue a local license unless the standards and requirements under its ordinance or resolution are greater than those prescribed under this Act.
    (b) In the event that the standards and requirements under the ordinance or resolution of the municipality are greater than those prescribed under this Act, the license issued by the Department shall remain in effect pending reasonable opportunity provided by the municipality, which shall be not less than 60 days, for the licensee to comply with the local requirements. Upon notice by the municipality, or upon the Department's own determination that the licensee has failed to qualify for a local license, the Department shall revoke such license.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-107

    (210 ILCS 47/3-107)
    Sec. 3-107. Inspection; fees. The Department and the city, village or incorporated town shall have the right at any time to visit and inspect the premises and personnel of any facility for the purpose of determining whether the applicant or licensee is in compliance with this Act or with the local ordinances which govern the regulation of the facility. The Department may survey any former facility which once held a license to ensure that the facility is not again operating without a license. Municipalities may charge a reasonable license or renewal fee for the regulation of facilities, which fees shall be in addition to the fees paid to the Department.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-107.1

    (210 ILCS 47/3-107.1)
    Sec. 3-107.1. Access by law enforcement officials and agencies. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Attorney General, the State's Attorneys and various law enforcement agencies of this State and its political subdivisions shall have full and open access to any facility pursuant to Article 108 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 in the exercise of their investigatory and prosecutorial powers in the enforcement of the criminal laws of this State. Furthermore, the Attorney General, the State's Attorneys and law enforcement agencies of this State shall inform the Department of any violations of this Act of which they have knowledge. Disclosure of matters before a grand jury shall be made in accordance with Section 112-6 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-108

    (210 ILCS 47/3-108)
    Sec. 3-108. Cooperation with State agencies. The Department shall coordinate the functions within State government affecting facilities licensed under this Act and shall cooperate with other State agencies which establish standards or requirements for facilities to assure necessary, equitable, and consistent State supervision of licensees without unnecessary duplication of survey, evaluation, and consultation services or complaint investigations. The Department shall cooperate with the Department of Human Services in regard to facilities containing more than 20% of residents for whom the Department of Human Services has mandated follow up responsibilities under the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. The Department shall cooperate with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services in regard to facilities where recipients of public aid are residents. The Department shall immediately refer to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (as successor to the Department of Professional Regulation) for investigation any credible evidence of which it has knowledge that an individual licensed by that Department has violated this Act or any rule issued under this Act. The Department shall enter into agreements with other State Departments, agencies or commissions to effectuate the purpose of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-109

    (210 ILCS 47/3-109)
    Sec. 3-109. Issuance of license based on Director's findings. Upon receipt and review of an application for a license made under this Article and inspection of the applicant facility under this Article, the Director shall issue a license if he or she finds:
        (1) That the individual applicant, or the
    
corporation, partnership or other entity if the applicant is not an individual, is a person responsible and suitable to operate or to direct or participate in the operation of a facility by virtue of financial capacity, appropriate business or professional experience, a record of compliance with lawful orders of the Department and lack of revocation of a license during the previous 5 years and is not the owner of a facility designated pursuant to Section 3-304.2 as a distressed facility;
        (2) That the facility is under the supervision of an
    
administrator who is licensed, if required, under the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act, as now or hereafter amended; and
        (3) That the facility is in substantial compliance
    
with this Act, and such other requirements for a license as the Department by rule may establish under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10; 97-38, eff. 6-28-11.)

210 ILCS 47/3-110

    (210 ILCS 47/3-110)
    Sec. 3-110. Contents and period of license.
    (a) Any license granted by the Director shall state the maximum bed capacity for which it is granted, the date the license was issued, and the expiration date. Except as provided in subsection (b), such licenses shall normally be issued for a period of one year. However, the Director may issue licenses or renewals for periods of not less than 6 months nor more than 18 months for facilities with annual licenses and not less than 18 months nor more than 30 months for facilities with 2-year licenses in order to distribute the expiration dates of such licenses throughout the calendar year, and fees for such licenses shall be prorated on the basis of the portion of a year for which they are issued. Each license shall be issued only for the premises and persons named in the application and shall not be transferable or assignable.
    The Department shall require the licensee to comply with the requirements of a court order issued under Section 3-515, as a condition of licensing.
    (b) A license for a period of 2 years shall be issued to a facility if the facility:
        (1) has not received a Type "AA" violation within the
    
last 12 months;
        (1.5) has not received a Type "A" violation within
    
the last 24 months;
        (2) has not received a Type "B" violation within the
    
last 24 months;
        (3) has not had an inspection, survey, or evaluation
    
that resulted in the issuance of 10 or more administrative warnings in the last 24 months;
        (4) has not had an inspection, survey, or evaluation
    
that resulted in an administrative warning issued for a violation of Sections 3-401 through 3-413 in the last 24 months;
        (5) has not been issued an order to reimburse a
    
resident for a violation of Article II under subsection (6) of Section 3-305 in the last 24 months; and
        (6) has not been subject to sanctions or
    
decertification for violations in relation to patient care of a facility under Titles XVIII and XIX of the federal Social Security Act within the last 24 months.
    If a facility with a 2-year license fails to meet the conditions in items (1) through (6) of this subsection, in addition to any other sanctions that may be applied by the Department under this Act, the facility's 2-year license shall be replaced by a one year license until such time as the facility again meets the conditions in items (1) through (6) of this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10; 97-38, eff. 6-28-11.)

210 ILCS 47/3-111

    (210 ILCS 47/3-111)
    Sec. 3-111. Issuance or renewal of license after notice of violation. The issuance or renewal of a license after notice of a violation has been sent shall not constitute a waiver by the Department of its power to rely on the violation as the basis for subsequent license revocation or other enforcement action under this Act arising out of the notice of violation.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-112

    (210 ILCS 47/3-112)
    Sec. 3-112. Transfer of ownership; license.
    (a) Whenever ownership of a facility is transferred from the person named in the license to any other person, the transferee must obtain a new probationary license. The transferee shall notify the Department of the transfer and apply for a new license at least 30 days prior to final transfer. The Department may not approve the transfer of ownership to an owner of a facility designated pursuant to Section 3-304.2 of this Act as a distressed facility.
    (b) The transferor shall notify the Department at least 30 days prior to final transfer. The transferor shall remain responsible for the operation of the facility until such time as a license is issued to the transferee.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10; 97-38, eff. 6-28-11.)

210 ILCS 47/3-113

    (210 ILCS 47/3-113)
    Sec. 3-113. Transferee; conditional license. The license granted to the transferee shall be subject to the plan of correction submitted by the previous owner and approved by the Department and any conditions contained in a conditional license issued to the previous owner. If there are outstanding violations and no approved plan of correction has been implemented, the Department may issue a conditional license and plan of correction as provided in Sections 3-311 through 3-317.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-114

    (210 ILCS 47/3-114)
    Sec. 3-114. Transferor liable for penalties. The transferor shall remain liable for all penalties assessed against the facility which are imposed for violations occurring prior to transfer of ownership.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-115

    (210 ILCS 47/3-115)
    Sec. 3-115. License renewal application. At least 120 days but not more than 150 days prior to license expiration, the licensee shall submit an application for renewal of the license in such form and containing such information as the Department requires. If the application is approved, the license shall be renewed in accordance with Section 3-110. The renewal application for a facility shall not be approved unless the applicant has provided to the Department an accurate disclosure document in accordance with the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Special Care Disclosure Act. If application for renewal is not timely filed, the Department shall so inform the licensee.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

210 ILCS 47/3-116

    (210 ILCS 47/3-116)
    Sec. 3-116. Probationary license. If the applicant has not been previously licensed or if the facility is not in operation at the time application is made, the Department shall issue only a probationary license. A probationary license shall be valid for 120 days unless sooner suspended or revoked under Section 3-119. Within 30 days prior to the termination of a probationary license, the Department shall fully and completely inspect the facility and, if the facility meets the applicable requirements for licensure, shall issue a license under Section 3-109. If the Department finds that the facility does not meet the requirements for licensure but has made substantial progress toward meeting those requirements, the license may be renewed once for a period not to exceed 120 days from the expiration date of the initial probationary license.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-117

    (210 ILCS 47/3-117)
    Sec. 3-117. Denial of license; grounds. An application for a license may be denied for any of the following reasons:
        (1) Failure to meet any of the minimum standards set
    
forth by this Act or by rules and regulations promulgated by the Department under this Act.
        (2) Conviction of the applicant, or if the applicant
    
is a firm, partnership or association, of any of its members, or if a corporation, the conviction of the corporation or any of its officers or stockholders, or of the person designated to manage or supervise the facility, of a felony, or of 2 or more misdemeanors involving moral turpitude, during the previous 5 years as shown by a certified copy of the record of the court of conviction.
        (3) Personnel insufficient in number or unqualified
    
by training or experience to properly care for the proposed number and type of residents.
        (4) Insufficient financial or other resources to
    
operate and conduct the facility in accordance with standards promulgated by the Department under this Act.
        (5) Revocation of a facility license during the
    
previous 5 years, if such prior license was issued to the individual applicant, a controlling owner or controlling combination of owners of the applicant; or any affiliate of the individual applicant or controlling owner of the applicant and such individual applicant, controlling owner of the applicant or affiliate of the applicant was a controlling owner of the prior license; provided, however, that the denial of an application for a license pursuant to this subsection must be supported by evidence that such prior revocation renders the applicant unqualified or incapable of meeting or maintaining a facility in accordance with the standards and rules promulgated by the Department under this Act.
        (6) That the facility is not under the direct
    
supervision of a full time administrator, as defined by regulation, who is licensed, if required, under the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act.
        (7) That the facility is in receivership and the
    
proposed licensee has not submitted a specific detailed plan to bring the facility into compliance with the requirements of this Act and with federal certification requirements, if the facility is certified, and to keep the facility in such compliance.
        (8) The applicant is the owner of a facility
    
designated pursuant to Section 3-304.2 of this Act as a distressed facility.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10; 97-38, eff. 6-28-11.)

210 ILCS 47/3-118

    (210 ILCS 47/3-118)
    Sec. 3-118. Notice of denial; request for hearing. Immediately upon the denial of any application or reapplication for a license under this Article, the Department shall notify the applicant in writing. Notice of denial shall include a clear and concise statement of the violations of Section 3-117 on which denial is based and notice of the opportunity for a hearing under Section 3-703. If the applicant desires to contest the denial of a license, it shall provide written notice to the Department of a request for a hearing within 10 days after receipt of the notice of denial. The Department shall commence the hearing under Section 3-703.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10.)

210 ILCS 47/3-119

    (210 ILCS 47/3-119)
    Sec. 3-119. Suspension, revocation, or refusal to renew license.    
    (a) The Department, after notice to the applicant or licensee, may suspend, revoke or refuse to renew a license in any case in which the Department finds any of the following:
        (1) There has been a substantial failure to comply
    
with this Act or the rules and regulations promulgated by the Department under this Act. A substantial failure by a facility shall include, but not be limited to, any of the following:
            (A) termination of Medicare or Medicaid
        
certification by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; or
            (B) a failure by the facility to pay any fine
        
assessed under this Act after the Department has sent to the facility and licensee at least 2 notices of assessment that include a schedule of payments as determined by the Department, taking into account extenuating circumstances and financial hardships of the facility.
        (2) Conviction of the licensee, or of the person
    
designated to manage or supervise the facility, of a felony, or of 2 or more misdemeanors involving moral turpitude, during the previous 5 years as shown by a certified copy of the record of the court of conviction.
        (3) Personnel is insufficient in number or
    
unqualified by training or experience to properly care for the number and type of residents served by the facility.
        (4) Financial or other resources are insufficient to
    
conduct and operate the facility in accordance with standards promulgated by the Department under this Act.
        (5) The facility is not under the direct supervision
    
of a full time administrator, as defined by regulation, who is licensed, if required, under the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act.
        (6) The facility has committed 2 Type "AA" violations
    
within a 2-year period.
        (7) The facility has committed a Type "AA" violation
    
while the facility is listed as a "distressed facility".
    (b) Notice under this Section shall include a clear and concise statement of the violations on which the nonrenewal or revocation is based, the statute or rule violated and notice of the opportunity for a hearing under Section 3-703.
    (c) If a facility desires to contest the nonrenewal or revocation of a license, the facility shall, within 10 days after receipt of notice under subsection (b) of this Section, notify the Department in writing of its request for a hearing under Section 3-703. Upon receipt of the request the Department shall send notice to the facility and hold a hearing as provided under Section 3-703.
    (d) The effective date of nonrenewal or revocation of a license by the Department shall be any of the following:
        (1) Until otherwise ordered by the circuit court,
    
revocation is effective on the date set by the Department in the notice of revocation, or upon final action after hearing under Section 3-703, whichever is later.
        (2) Until otherwise ordered by the circuit court,
    
nonrenewal is effective on the date of expiration of any existing license, or upon final action after hearing under Section 3-703, whichever is later; however, a license shall not be deemed to have expired if the Department fails to timely respond to a timely request for renewal under this Act or for a hearing to contest nonrenewal under paragraph (c).
        (3) The Department may extend the effective date of
    
license revocation or expiration in any case in order to permit orderly removal and relocation of residents.
    The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the license of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10; 97-38, eff. 6-28-11.)

210 ILCS 47/3-119.1

    (210 ILCS 47/3-119.1)
    Sec. 3-119.1. Ban on new admissions.
    (a) Upon a finding by the Department that there has been a substantial failure to comply with this Act or the rules and regulations promulgated by the Department under this Act, including, without limitation, the circumstances set forth in subsection (a) of Section 3-119 of this Act, or if the Department otherwise finds that it would be in the public interest or the interest of the health, safety, and welfare of facility residents, the Department may impose a ban on new admissions to any facility licensed under this Act. The ban shall continue until such time as the Department determines that the circumstances giving rise to the ban no longer exist.
    (b) The Department shall provide notice to the facility and licensee of any ban imposed pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section. The notice shall provide a clear and concise statement of the circumstances on which the ban on new admissions is based and notice of the opportunity for a hearing. If the Department finds that the public interest or the health, safety, or welfare of facility residents imperatively requires immediate action and if the Department incorporates a finding to that effect in its notice, then the ban on new admissions may be ordered pending any hearing requested by the facility. Those proceedings shall be promptly instituted and determined. The Department shall promulgate rules defining the circumstances under which a ban on new admissions may be imposed.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11.)