TITLE 59: MENTAL HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
PART 115 STANDARDS AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMUNITY-INTEGRATED LIVING ARRANGEMENTS
SECTION 115.205 RESPITE SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY


 

Section 115.205  Respite services for persons with a developmental disability

 

a)         An individual with a developmental disability not currently receiving CILA services may be considered for a short term stay of no more than two consecutive weeks for respite services in an available CILA site only if:

 

1)         The individual to be provided respite services meets the eligibility criteria as defined in Section 115.210;

 

2)         The space to be used does not cause the applicable CILA site to exceed Department authorized physical capacity as defined by Section 115.300;

 

3)         All individuals and/or guardians of the individuals residing in the home support and understand to the best of their ability the use of and the request for respite services;

 

4)         Space used for respite services is not the space normally used by anyone regularly receiving services at this CILA site who is temporarily away;

 

5)         The individual receiving respite services has bedroom space available for his or her use; and

 

6)         If the agency is requesting funding for respite services, the agency must receive written approval for respite services from the Department prior to placement of the individual in a CILA or within 48 hours after placement of the individual  in a CILA for respite services on an emergency basis.  The Department will respond to the request for respite services within 48 hours after receiving a request for emergency respite and within 14 days after receiving non-emergency requests.

 

b)         Prior to accepting an individual for respite services, an agency will require that the individual have a physician statement that he or she does not have any contagious disease.  Additionally, the agency will document that the individual will not jeopardize in other ways the health and safety of the individuals living there.

 

c)         Requests for respite services needed for longer than two weeks must be reviewed and approved by the Department prior to the end of the first two week period.  Such extensions will be considered only in emergency situations.

 

d)         Payment for respite services provided in CILA settings will be determined case by case and will depend upon the needs of the individual and the funding currently available for respite.

 

e)         Guests (individuals not receiving CILA or respite services at this location) of individuals living at the site may spend the night or weekend if that is agreeable to all other individuals with whom the home is shared and with appropriate arrangements by the CILA provider agency.  Such guests shall not be considered to be receiving respite services and shall not be subject to the requirements of this Part.

 

(Source:  Added at 23 Ill. Reg. 9791, effective August 13, 1999)