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(210 ILCS 49/2-101)
Standards for facilities.
(a) The Department shall, by rule, prescribe minimum standards for each level of care for facilities to be in place during the provisional licensure period and thereafter. These standards shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) life safety standards that will ensure the
health, safety and welfare of residents and their protection from hazards;
(2) number and qualifications of all personnel,
including management and clinical personnel, having responsibility for any part of the care given to consumers; specifically, the Department shall establish staffing ratios for facilities which shall specify the number of staff hours per consumer of care that are needed for each level of care offered within the facility;
(3) all sanitary conditions within the facility and
its surroundings, including water supply, sewage disposal, food handling, and general hygiene which shall ensure the health and comfort of consumers;
(4) a program for adequate maintenance of physical
(5) adequate accommodations, staff, and services for
the number and types of services being offered to consumers for whom the facility is licensed to care;
(6) development of evacuation and other appropriate
safety plans for use during weather, health, fire, physical plant, environmental, and national defense emergencies;
(7) maintenance of minimum financial or other
resources necessary to meet the standards established under this Section, and to operate and conduct the facility in accordance with this Act;
(8) standards for coercive free environment,
restraint, and therapeutic separation; and
(9) each multiple bedroom shall have at least 55
square feet of net floor area per consumer, not including space for closets, bathrooms, and clearly defined entryway areas. A minimum of 3 feet of clearance at the foot and one side of each bed shall be provided.
(b) Any requirement contained in administrative rule concerning a percentage of single occupancy rooms shall be calculated based on the total number of licensed or provisionally licensed beds under this Act on January 1, 2019 and shall not be calculated on a per-facility basis.
(Source: P.A. 101-10, eff. 6-5-19; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21.)