(210 ILCS 9/70)
    Sec. 70. Service requirements. An establishment must provide all mandatory services and may provide optional services, including medication reminders, supervision of self-administered medication and medication administration as defined by this Section and nonmedical services defined by rule, whether provided directly by the establishment or by another entity arranged for by the establishment with the consent of the resident or the resident's representative.
    For the purposes of this Section, "medication reminders" means reminding residents to take pre-dispensed, self-administered medication, observing the resident, and documenting whether or not the resident took the medication.
    For the purposes of this Section, "supervision of self-administered medication" means assisting the resident with self-administered medication using any combination of the following: reminding residents to take medication, reading the medication label to residents, checking the self-administered medication dosage against the label of the medication, confirming that residents have obtained and are taking the dosage as prescribed, and documenting in writing that the resident has taken (or refused to take) the medication. If residents are physically unable to open the container, the container may be opened for them. Supervision of self-administered medication shall be under the direction of a licensed health care professional.
    For the purposes of this Section, "medication administration" refers to a licensed health care professional employed by an establishment engaging in administering insulin and vitamin B-12 injections, oral medications, topical treatments, eye and ear drops, or nitroglycerin patches. Non-licensed staff may not administer any medication.
    The Department shall specify by rule procedures for medication reminders, supervision of self-administered medication, and medication administration.
    Nothing in this Act shall preclude a physician licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 from providing services within the scope of his or her license to any resident.
(Source: P.A. 96-353, eff. 8-13-09.)