(210 ILCS 35/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4184)
    Sec. 4. Department's powers and duties. The Director of the Department shall establish a system of licensure for Community Living Facilities, in accordance with this Act, for the purposes of:
    (1) Protecting the health, welfare and safety of residents;
    (2) Insuring the provision of appropriate programming and support services for residents to promote their independence, personal growth, self-respect and ability to function in a more independent living arrangement;
    (3) Insuring that the sites selected for Community Living Facilities enable residents to participate in community activities;
    (4) Protecting residents' rights;
    (5) Maintaining the integrity of communities by requiring regular monitoring and inspection of Community Living Facilities; insuring that minimum program and physical plant standards are maintained; and prohibiting the concentration of Community Living Facilities in residential neighborhoods.
(Source: P.A. 82-567.)