(410 ILCS 517/25)
    Sec. 25. Single site survey.
    (a) The Department, in consultation with the council, shall by rule establish a uniform site survey instrument taking into account national accreditation standards and State requirements. The uniform site survey instrument shall include all the site survey data requested by health care entities and health care plans.
    (b) No later than July 1, 2002, the Department, in consultation with the council, shall publish, in rule, the variable or variables for completing the single site survey. To the extent possible, the single site survey shall be established to ensure that all health care professionals in a group or at a site are reviewed during the same time period.
    (c) Beginning January 1, 2003, health care entities and health care plans shall implement the single site survey, if a site survey is required by any of the health care professional's health care entities or health care plans. The site survey shall be completed using the uniform site survey instrument.
    (d) The uniform site survey instrument shall be used when a health care professional seeks initial credentialing by a health care entity or health care plan, when a health care professional's credentials data change substantively, or when a health care plan or health care entity requires a site survey as a result of patient or quality assurance issues, if a site survey is required by the health care entity or health care plan.
    (e) Nothing in this Section prohibits health care entities and health care plans from choosing the independent party to conduct the single site survey.
(Source: P.A. 91-602, eff. 8-16-99; 92-193, eff. 1-1-02.)