(210 ILCS 9/32)
    Sec. 32. Floating license. An establishment (i) in which 80% of the residents are at least 55 years of age or older, (ii) that is operated as housing for the elderly, and (iii) that meets the construction and operating standards contained in Section 20 of this Act may request a floating license for any number of individual living units within the establishment up to, but not including, total capacity. An establishment requesting a floating license must specify the number of individual living units within the establishment to be licensed. Living units designated by the establishment as a licensed living unit shall, for the purposes of this Section, be referred to as a licensed living unit. An establishment utilizing a floating license must have staff adequate to meet the scheduled and unscheduled needs of the residents residing in licensed living units within the establishment. All staff providing services to licensed living units must meet the requirements of this Act and its rules. A living unit may only be designated as a licensed unit if the living unit and the living unit's resident meet the requirements of this Act and its rules. All mandatory services must be made available to residents of licensed living units, and residents of licensed living units may receive any optional services permitted under the establishment's license. Establishments may only provide services under this Act in the individual living units designated as licensed units. Designation as a licensed unit may be temporary to accommodate a resident's changing needs without requiring the resident to move.
    An establishment with a floating license must keep a current written list of those units designated under the floating license. If a resident elects to receive services in a unit that is not licensed and the unit qualifies for licensure, the establishment must notify the resident that the unit must be licensed and the requirements of this Act must be met before services can be provided to residents in that unit. Upon the initiation of an initial licensing inspection, annual inspection, or complaint investigation, the establishment shall provide to the Department a list of the units designated under the floating license in which residents are receiving services subject to this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-141, eff. 7-10-03.)