(210 ILCS 85/4.7)
Additional licensing requirements.
(a) A hospital located in a county with fewer than 325,000 inhabitants may apply to the Department for approval to conduct its operations from more than one location within the county under a single license at a separate building or facility already licensed as a hospital. The operations shall be limited to psychiatric services. The host hospital shall house the licensee. The licensee's application shall be supported by information that its operations at the host hospital will provide access to necessary services for the region that the host hospital does not provide. The services proposed by the licensee at the host hospital shall not consist of emergency services.
(b) The portion of the facilities or buildings operated by the licensee at the host hospital shall be leased in part and operated by a single corporation or other legal entity serving as the licensee and shall have a single:
(1) board of directors with the responsibility for
governance, including financial oversight and authority to designate or remove the chief executive officer;
(2) medical staff accountable to the board of
directors of the licensee and governed by a single set of medical staff bylaws and associated rules and regulation of the licensee, with responsibility for the quality of the medical services provided by the licensee at the host hospital side; and
(3) chief executive officer, accountable to the board
of directors of the licensee, with management responsibility for the licensee's operations at the host hospital site.
The host hospital and licensee shall be jointly responsible for hospital licensing requirements relating to design and construction, engineering and maintenance of the physical plan, waste disposal, and fire safety.
(c) The licensee and host hospital shall notify the public and patients through general signage and written notification provided upon admission that services are provided at the host hospital site by 2 separately licensed hospitals. The signage shall specify which services are provided by the host hospital or the licensee or both.
(d) One emergency department shall serve the host hospital. Patients shall be notified that emergency services are provided by the host hospital. Those patients that require admission from the emergency department to a service that is operated by the licensee shall be admitted according to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act regulations and transferred to the licensee. The admission, registration, and consent form documents shall be specific to the licensee.
(e) The licensee and host hospital shall submit to the Department a comprehensive plan describing the services and operations of each facility or building and between the licensee and host hospital, and how common services or operations will be coordinated between the various locations. Nothing in this Section relieves a hospital from the requirements in the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1505, eff. 1-27-11.)