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Public Act 100-0058


 

Public Act 0058 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0058
 
HB2452 EnrolledLRB100 08258 MJP 18358 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Community-Integrated Living Arrangements
Licensure and Certification Act is amended by changing Section
4 as follows:
 
    (210 ILCS 135/4)  (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1704)
    Sec. 4. (a) Any community mental health or developmental
services agency who wishes to develop and support a variety of
community-integrated living arrangements may do so pursuant to
a license issued by the Department under this Act. However,
programs established under or otherwise subject to the Child
Care Act of 1969, the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized
Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, the ID/DD Community
Care Act, or the MC/DD Act, as now or hereafter amended, shall
remain subject thereto, and this Act shall not be construed to
limit the application of those Acts.
    (b) The system of licensure established under this Act
shall be for the purposes of:
        (1) Insuring that all recipients residing in
    community-integrated living arrangements are receiving
    appropriate community-based services, including treatment,
    training and habilitation or rehabilitation;
        (2) Insuring that recipients' rights are protected and
    that all programs provided to and placements arranged for
    recipients comply with this Act, the Mental Health and
    Developmental Disabilities Code, and applicable Department
    rules and regulations;
        (3) Maintaining the integrity of communities by
    requiring regular monitoring and inspection of placements
    and other services provided in community-integrated living
    arrangements.
    The licensure system shall be administered by a quality
assurance unit within the Department which shall be
administratively independent of units responsible for funding
of agencies or community services.
    (c) As a condition of being licensed by the Department as a
community mental health or developmental services agency under
this Act, the agency shall certify to the Department that:
        (1) All recipients residing in community-integrated
    living arrangements are receiving appropriate
    community-based services, including treatment, training
    and habilitation or rehabilitation;
        (2) All programs provided to and placements arranged
    for recipients are supervised by the agency; and
        (3) All programs provided to and placements arranged
    for recipients comply with this Act, the Mental Health and
    Developmental Disabilities Code, and applicable Department
    rules and regulations.
    (d) An applicant for licensure as a community mental health
or developmental services agency under this Act shall submit an
application pursuant to the application process established by
the Department by rule and shall pay an application fee in an
amount established by the Department, which amount shall not be
more than $200.
    (e) If an applicant meets the requirements established by
the Department to be licensed as a community mental health or
developmental services agency under this Act, after payment of
the licensing fee, the Department shall issue a license valid
for 3 years from the date thereof unless suspended or revoked
by the Department or voluntarily surrendered by the agency.
    (f) Upon application to the Department, the Department may
issue a temporary permit to an applicant for a 6-month period
to allow the holder of such permit reasonable time to become
eligible for a license under this Act.
    (g)(1) The Department may conduct site visits to an agency
licensed under this Act, or to any program or placement
certified by the agency, and inspect the records or premises,
or both, of such agency, program or placement as it deems
appropriate, for the purpose of determining compliance with
this Act, the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Code, and applicable Department rules and regulations. The
Department shall conduct inspections of the records and
premises of each community-integrated living arrangement
certified under this Act at least once every 2 years.
    (2) If the Department determines that an agency licensed
under this Act is not in compliance with this Act or the rules
and regulations promulgated under this Act, the Department
shall serve a notice of violation upon the licensee. Each
notice of violation shall be prepared in writing and shall
specify the nature of the violation, the statutory provision or
rule alleged to have been violated, and that the licensee
submit a plan of correction to the Department if required. The
notice shall also inform the licensee of any other action which
the Department might take pursuant to this Act and of the right
to a hearing.
    (g-5) As determined by the Department, a disproportionate
number or percentage of licensure complaints; a
disproportionate number or percentage of substantiated cases
of abuse, neglect, or exploitation involving an agency; an
apparent unnatural death of an individual served by an agency;
any egregious or life-threatening abuse or neglect within an
agency; or any other significant event as determined by the
Department shall initiate a review of the agency's license by
the Department, as well as a review of its service agreement
for funding. The Department shall adopt rules to establish the
process by which the determination to initiate a review shall
be made and the timeframe to initiate a review upon the making
of such determination.
    (h) Upon the expiration of any license issued under this
Act, a license renewal application shall be required of and a
license renewal fee in an amount established by the Department
shall be charged to a community mental health or developmental
services agency, provided that such fee shall not be more than
$200.
(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13; 99-180, eff. 7-29-15.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/11/2017