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(410 ILCS 70/2.06)
Consent to jurisdiction.
(a) A pediatric health care facility that submits a plan to the Department for approval under Section 2 or an out-of-state hospital that submits an areawide treatment plan in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 5.4 consents to the jurisdiction and oversight of the Department, including, but not limited to, inspections, investigations, and evaluations arising out of complaints relevant to this Act made to the Department. A pediatric health care facility that submits a plan to the Department for approval under Section 2 or an out-of-state hospital that submits an areawide treatment plan in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 5.4 shall be deemed to have given consent to annual inspections, surveys, or evaluations relevant to this Act by properly identified personnel of the Department or by such other properly identified persons, including local health department staff, as the Department may designate. In addition, representatives of the Department shall have access to and may reproduce or photocopy any books, records, and other documents maintained by the pediatric health care facility or the facility's representatives or the out-of-state hospital or the out-of-state hospital's representative to the extent necessary to carry out this Act. No representative, agent, or person acting on behalf of the pediatric health care facility or out-of-state hospital in any manner shall intentionally prevent, interfere with, or attempt to impede in any way any duly authorized investigation and enforcement of this Act. The Department shall have the power to adopt rules to carry out the purpose of regulating a pediatric health care facility or out-of-state hospital. In carrying out oversight of a pediatric health care facility or an out-of-state hospital, the Department shall respect the confidentiality of all patient records, including by complying with the patient record confidentiality requirements set out in Section 6.14b of the Hospital Licensing Act.
(b) This Section is effective on and after January 1, 2024.
(Source: P.A. 101-634, eff. 6-5-20; 102-22, eff. 6-25-21; 102-674, eff. 11-30-21.)