(210 ILCS 35/18) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4197)
    Sec. 18. Community Living Facilities currently licensed or having made application. Community Living Facilities currently operating with licenses issued under the "Nursing Home Care Act", approved August 23, 1979, as amended, or having made application to the Department for licenses as of March 31, 1982, under the "Nursing Home Care Act" or under this Act shall be issued probationary licenses when this Act becomes effective and shall be eligible for licensure as a Community Living Facility as defined under Section 3 of this Act, except that such facilities shall not be limited to 20 residents as provided under Section 3. Such facilities shall be limited to those number of beds above 20, not to exceed 80, licensed or applied for within the year immediately preceding March 31, 1982. In addition, any facility otherwise meeting the definition of a Community Living Facility in Section 3 of this Act which was licensed and was serving adults with a severe and profound developmental disability as well as adults with a mild or moderate developmental disability as of January 1, 1986, may continue to provide services to these adults with severe and profound developmental disabilities, provided that such facility complies with any special conditions which may be set by the Department for such services.
(Source: P.A. 88-380.)