TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHCARE AND FAMILY SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER d: MEDICAL PROGRAMS
PART 146 SPECIALIZED HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
SECTION 146.600 GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Section 146.600 General Description
a) The Department will implement a pilot program to test the viability of a dementia care unit in SLFs. The pilot shall not exceed three years from the time the first facility is ready to operate a dementia care unit. Up to five SLFs may be admitted to the pilot in the first 12 months of the three-year period. Applicants for the pilot shall demonstrate experience with serving persons with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia.
b) Unless otherwise indicated in this Subpart, the dementia care unit shall meet all requirements found in Subpart B of this Part.
c) SLFs with dementia care units shall promote independence, dignity, respect and well-being in the most cost effective manner for residents age 65 years and over who have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and meet the requirements described in Section 146.630.
(Source: Added at 33 Ill. Reg. 11803, effective August 1, 2009)