TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER k: COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL AND IMMUNIZATIONS
PART 690 CONTROL OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES CODE
SECTION 690.1375 VOLUNTARY ISOLATION, QUARANTINE, OR CLOSURE


 

Section 690.1375  Voluntary Isolation, Quarantine, or Closure

 

a)         Prior to instituting mandatory isolation, quarantine, or closure pursuant to this Subpart, the Department or certified local health department may request that a person or group of persons voluntarily confine themselves to a private home or other facility.

 

b)         When isolation is initiated by a hospital or physician, such isolation is voluntary and not at a public health order.  When a patient with a dangerously contagious or infectious disease no longer consents to or has left isolation against a physician's orders, the hospital or physician shall immediately inform the certified local health department. 

 

c)         If the Department or certified local health department obtains voluntary consent, the consent shall be in writing and shall inform the person or group of persons of the following:

 

1)         The terms and duration of the isolation, quarantine, or closure;

 

2)         The importance of complying with the order of isolation, quarantine, or closure to protect the public's health;

 

3)         That each person has the right to agree or refuse to agree to the order of isolation, quarantine, or closure and to seek a judicial review of the order;

 

4)         That for any person who consents to the order of isolation, quarantine, or closure:

 

A)        The order of isolation, quarantine, or closure will not be reviewed by the court unless the person withdraws consent to the order for isolation, quarantine, or closure; and

 

B)        The person shall notify the certified local health department verbally, confirmed in writing immediately, but not later than 24 hours, if the person intends to withdraw consent to the order for isolation, quarantine, or closure; and

 

5)         A breach of a consent agreement or revocation of a consent agreement prior to the end of the order of isolation, quarantine, or closure shall subject the person to an involuntary order of           isolation, quarantine, or closure.

 

(Source:  Added at 32 Ill. Reg. 3777, effective March 3, 2008)