TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER c: LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
PART 390 LONG-TERM CARE FOR UNDER AGE 22 FACILITIES CODE
SECTION 390.630 ADMISSION, RETENTION AND DISCHARGE POLICIES


 

Section 390.630  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)         A facility shall admit only residents who have had a comprehensive evaluation of their medical history and physical and psycho/social factors conducted by an appropriately constituted interdisciplinary team.  No resident determined by professional evaluation to be in need of services not readily available in a particular facility shall be admitted to or kept in that facility.  Additionally, emotional and cognitive histories shall be evaluated when  applicable and available.

 

c)         A facility for persons under 22 years of age shall be used exclusively for persons under 22 years of age, except when the facility's interdisciplinary team has determined that either initial or continued placement in the facility is appropriate because of the resident's physical and mental functioning status, and that the facility has the service resources to meet the needs of the resident.  The facility interdisciplinary team shall further determine that placement shall not constitute a serious danger to the other residents.

 

d)         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 a minor, by the resident's parent or guardian.

 

e)         If a resident insists on being discharged and is discharged against medical advice, the facts involved in the situation shall be fully documented in the resident's clinical record.

 

f)         No resident shall be discharged without the concurrence of the attending physician.  If such approval is given, the facility shall have the right to discharge or transfer a resident to an appropriate resource in accordance with Sections 3-401 through 3-423 of the Act.

 

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

 

            (Source:  Amended at 31 Ill. Reg. 6145, effective April 3, 2007)