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 350.3730 ADMISSION AND DISCHARGE POLICIES
Section 350.3730 Admission and Discharge Policies
a) Residents shall only be admitted who have had a comprehensive evaluation covering physical, emotional, social and cognitive factors, reviewed by an appropriately constituted interdisciplinary team (IDT). As part of this evaluation, the resident's capabilities for self-preservation shall be determined. (B)
b) No residents shall be denied admission solely on the basis of mobility limitations. If a resident has mobility limitations:
1) The interdisciplinary team in the comprehensive evaluation shall conclude and document that:
A) the person's needs (medical, social, psychological, and developmental) can be met at the facility; and
B) admission to the facility is in the best interest of the person; and
C) admission of the person to the facility will not adversely affect any resident currently at the facility.
2) The physical plant and equipment must not be a barrier to the person's achieving all adjudged capabilities.
3) The physical plant must comply with Impractical Evacuation Capability (21-2.2.4) as defined in Chapter 21 of the Life Safety Code (National Fire Protection Association Standard Number 101, 1985 edition); or there must be adequate available trained staff, as evaluated by the Department and as determined by the calculation of the Level of Evacuation Difficulty as defined in Appendix F of the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101, 1985 edition) so as to meet Slow Evacuation Capability (21-2.2.3) or Prompt Evacuation Capability (21-2.2.2).
c) Each resident of an ICF/DD of 16 Beds or Less shall be either employed or enrolled in an external day program, off the grounds of the facility, at least 240 days per year, five hours per day. A resident may participate in more than one program to meet this requirement.
1) The provision of employment or enrollment in a day program shall be documented in the resident's individual habilitation plan.
2) Each interdisciplinary team review shall include a review of the resident's day program to assure consistent program planning and implementation.
3) When possible, representatives from the resident's employment or day program shall participate in the interdisciplinary team review.
d) Nothing in this Part shall excuse facility compliance with accessibility or reasonable accommodation requirements of state or federal law.
(Source: Amended at 17 Ill. Reg. 19517, effective November 1, 1993)