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210 ILCS 85/6.20

    (210 ILCS 85/6.20)
    Sec. 6.20. Use of restraints. Each hospital licensed under this Act must have a written policy to address the use of restraints and seclusion in the hospital. The Department shall establish, by rule, the provisions that the policy must include, which, to the extent practicable, should be consistent with the requirements for participation in the federal Medicare program. Each hospital policy shall include periodic review of the use of restraints or seclusion in the hospital.
    In hospitals, restraints or seclusion may only be ordered by (i) a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or (ii) a registered nurse with supervisory responsibilities as authorized by the medical staff. The medical staff of a hospital may adopt a policy specifying the requirements for the use of restraints or seclusion and identifying whether a registered nurse with supervisory responsibilities may order restraints or seclusion in the hospital when the patient's treating physician is not available.
    Registered nurses authorized to order restraints or seclusion shall have appropriate training and experience as determined by medical staff policy. The treating physician shall be notified when restraints or seclusion are ordered by a registered nurse. Nothing in this Section requires that a medical staff authorize a registered nurse with supervisory responsibilities to order restraints or seclusion.
(Source: P.A. 92-356, eff. 10-1-01.)