TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER c: LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
PART 340 ILLINOIS VETERANS' HOMES CODE
SECTION 340.1410 GENERAL
Section 340.1410 General
a) No resident shall be deprived of any rights, benefits, or privileges guaranteed by law, the Constitution of the State of Illinois, or the Constitution of the United States solely on account of their status as a resident of a facility. (Section 2-101 of the Act)
b) A resident shall be permitted the free exercise of religion. Upon a resident's request, and if necessary at his expense, the facility administrator shall make arrangements for a resident's attendance at religious services of the resident's choice. However, no religious beliefs or practices, or attendance at religious services, may be imposed upon any resident. (Section 2-109 of the Act)
c) All facilities shall comply with the Election Code as it pertains to absentee voting for residents of licensed long-term care facilities.
d) The facility shall immediately notify the resident's next of kin, representative and physician of the resident's death or when the resident's death appears to be imminent. (Section 2-208 of the Act)
e) The facility shall also immediately notify the resident's family, guardian, representative, conservator and any private or public agency financially responsible for the resident's care whenever unusual circumstances such as accidents, sudden illness, disease, unexplained absences, extraordinary resident charges, billings, or related administrative matters arise.
f) Where a resident, a resident's representative or a resident's next of kin believes that an emergency exists each or them, collectively or separately, may file a verified petition to the circuit court for the county in which the facility is located for an order placing the facility under the control of a receiver. (Section 3-503 of the Act) As used in Section 3-503 of the Act, "emergency" means a threat to the health, safety or welfare of a resident that the facility is unwilling or unable to correct. (Section 3-501 of the Act)
g) The facility shall make reasonable efforts to prevent loss and theft of residents' property. Those efforts shall be appropriate to the particular facility and may, for example, include, but are not limited to, staff training and monitoring, labeling property, and frequent property inventories. (Section 2-103 of the Act)