TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER c: LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
PART 350 INTERMEDIATE CARE FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED FACILITIES CODE
SECTION 350.630 ADMISSION, RETENTION AND DISCHARGE POLICIES


 

Section 350.630  Admission, Retention and Discharge Policies

 

a)         All involuntary discharges and transfers shall be in accordance with Sections 3-401 through 3-423 of the Act.

 

b)         Residents shall only be admitted who have had a comprehensive evaluation covering physical, emotional, social and cognitive factors, conducted by an appropriately constituted interdisciplinary team.

 

c)         No resident determined by professional evaluation to be in need of skilled level of nursing care shall be admitted to, or kept in, an Intermediate Care Facility, or Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled, or any distinct part of the facility designated and classified for intermediate care for the developmentally disabled.

 

d)         Each facility shall have a policy concerning the admission of persons needing prenatal or maternity care, and a policy concerning the keeping of such persons who become pregnant while they are residents of the facility.  If these policies permit such persons to be admitted to or kept in the facility, then the facility shall have a policy concerning the provision of adequate and appropriate prenatal and maternity care to such individuals from in-house or outside resources.

 

e)         A facility for infants and children under 18 years of age shall be used exclusively for children.  Persons under 18 years of age may not be cared for in a facility for adults without prior approval from the Department.  Such approval will be granted only when it is the best possible placement for the person under the particular set of circumstances.

 

f)         A facility shall not refuse to discharge or transfer a resident when requested to do so by the resident himself or, if the resident is incompetent, by the resident's guardian.

 

g)         If a resident insists on being discharged and is discharged against the advice of a physician or a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional, the facts involved in the situation shall be fully documented in the resident's clinical record.

 

h)         No resident shall be discharged without the concurrence of the attending physician. 

 

i)          No resident shall be admitted with a communicable, contagious or infectious disease except as set forth in Section 350.1223 of this Part.

 

j)          A facility shall not admit more residents than the number authorized by the license issued to it.

           

k)         No identified offender shall be admitted to or kept in a facility, unless the requirements of Section 350.625 for new admissions and the requirements of Section 350.635 are met.

 

(Source:  Amended at 31 Ill. Reg. 6119, effective April 3, 2007)