TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER c: LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
PART 390 MEDICALLY COMPLEX FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED FACILITIES CODE
SECTION 390.282 CONDITIONS FOR ASSESSMENT OF PENALTIES


 

Section 390.282  Conditions for Assessment of Penalties

 

The Department shall consider the assessment of a monetary penalty against a facility under the following conditions:

 

a)         A licensee who commits a Type AA violation, as defined in Section 1-128.5 of the Act, is automatically issued a conditional license for a period of 6 months to coincide with an acceptable plan of correction and assessed a fine of up to $25,000 per violation. For a facility licensed to provide care to fewer than 100 residents, but no fewer than 17 residents, the fine shall be up to $18,500 per violation. For a facility licensed to provide care to fewer than 17 residents, the fine shall be up to $12,500 per violation.  (Section 3-305(1) of the Act)

 

b)         A licensee who commits a Type A violation, as defined in Section 1-129 of the Act, is automatically issued a conditional license for a period of 6 months to coincide with an acceptable plan of correction and assessed a fine of up to $12,500 per violation. For a facility licensed to provide care to fewer than 100 residents, but no fewer than 17 residents, the fine shall be up to $10,000 per violation. For a facility licensed to provide care to fewer than 17 residents, the fine shall be up to $6,250 per violation.  (Section 3-305(1.5) of the Act)

 

c)         A licensee who commits a Type AA or Type A violation, as defined in Section 1-128.5 or 1-129 of the Act, that continues beyond the time specified in Section 3-303(a), that is cited as a repeat violation shall have its license revoked and shall be assessed a fine of 3 times the fine computed under subsection (a). (Section 3-305(3) of the Act)

 

d)         A licensee who commits a Type B violation, as defined in Section 1-130 of the Act, shall be assessed a fine of up to $1,100 per violation. For a facility licensed to provide care to fewer than 100 residents, but no fewer than 17 residents, the fine shall be up to $750 per violation. For a facility licensed to provide care to fewer than 17 residents, the fine shall be up to $550 per violation. (Section 3-305(2) of the Act)

 

e)         A licensee who fails to satisfactorily comply with an accepted plan of correction for a Type B violation or an administrative warning issued pursuant to Sections 3-401 through 3-413 of the Act or this Part shall be automatically issued a conditional license for a period of not less than 6 months. A second or subsequent acceptable plan of correction shall be filed. A fine shall be assessed in accordance with subsection (d) when cited for the repeat violation. This fine shall be computed for all days of the violation, including the duration of the first plan of correction compliance time. (Section 3-305(4) of the Act)

 

f)         A licensee who commits 8 or more Type C violations, as defined in Section 1-132 of the Act, in a single survey shall be assessed a fine of up to $250 per violation. A facility licensed to provide care to fewer than 100 residents, but no fewer than 17 residents, that commits 8 or more Type C violations in a single survey, shall be assessed a fine of up to $200 per violation. A facility licensed to provide care to fewer than 17 residents, that commits 8 or more Type C violations in a single survey, shall be assessed a fine of up to $175 per violation. (Section 3-305(2.5) of the Act)

 

g)         If an occurrence results in more than one type of violation, as defined in the Act (that is, a Type AA, Type A, Type B, or Type C violation), then the maximum fine that may be assessed for that occurrence is the maximum fine that may be assessed for the most serious type of violation charged. For purposes of the preceding sentence, a Type AA violation is the most serious type of violation that may be charged, followed by a Type A, Type B, or Type C violation, in that order. (Section 3-305(8) of the Act)

 

h)         If any facility willfully makes a misstatement of fact to the Department or willfully fails to make a required notification to the Department and that misstatement or failure delays the start of a survey or impedes a survey, then it will constitute a Type B violation. The minimum and maximum fines that may be assessed pursuant to this subsection (h) shall be 3 times those otherwise specified for any facility.  (Section 3-305(9) of the Act)

 

i)          If the Department finds that a facility has violated a provision of this Part that has a high risk designation, or that a facility has violated the same provision of this Part 3 or more times in the previous 12 months, the Department may assess a fine of up to 2 times the maximum fine otherwise allowed. (Section 3-305(10) of the Act)

 

j)          For the purposes of calculating certain penalties pursuant to this Section, violations of the following requirements shall have the status of "high risk designation".

 

1)         Section 390.681

 

2)         Section 390.700

 

3)         Section 390.750(b)

 

4)         Section 390.760

 

5)         Section 390.1010

 

6)         Section 390.1040

 

7)         Section 390.1310

 

8)         Section 390.1316

 

9)         Section 390.2740(f)

 

10)         Section 390.3040(f)

 

11)         Section 390.3240

 

k)         When the Department finds that a provision of Article II of the Act has been violated with regard to a particular resident, the Department shall issue an order requiring the facility to reimburse the resident for injuries incurred, or $100, whichever is greater. In the case of a violation involving any action other than theft of money belonging to a resident, reimbursement shall be ordered only if a provision of Article II of the Act has been violated with regard to that or any other resident of the facility within the 2 years immediately preceding the violation in question. (Section 3-305(6) of the Act)

 

(Source:  Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 3564, effective February 26, 2019)