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(210 ILCS 55/1.01)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2801.01)
It is declared to be the public policy that the State has
a legitimate interest in assuring that all home health services, home nursing services, and in-home support services provided
to a person at his residence are performed under circumstances that insure
consumer protection and quality care. Therefore, the purpose of this Act is to provide for the
better protection of the public health, well-being, and safety through the development, establishment,
and enforcement of standards for services, as well as standards for the care of individuals receiving home
health services and home nursing services, and in the light of advancing knowledge, will provide a
viable alternative to the premature institutionalization of these individuals.
It is further declared that health care and support services are provided in the consumer's home by 3 basic types of agencies: home health care, home nursing care, and home support services. It is further understood that each type of agency delivers a different type and scope of care or service. Further, individuals providing the care or service require different levels of education, training, and supervision. Therefore, different types of regulatory oversight are required.
(Source: P.A. 94-379, eff. 1-1-06.)