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(210 ILCS 49/) Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013.

210 ILCS 49/Art. 2

    (210 ILCS 49/Art. 2 heading)
(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)

210 ILCS 49/2-100

    (210 ILCS 49/2-100)
    Sec. 2-100. Rulemaking. The Department is empowered to promulgate any rules necessary to ensure proper implementation and administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)

210 ILCS 49/2-101

    (210 ILCS 49/2-101)
    Sec. 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
plant and equipment;
        (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.)

210 ILCS 49/2-101.5

    (210 ILCS 49/2-101.5)
    Sec. 2-101.5. Closed captioning required. A facility licensed under this Act must make reasonable efforts to have activated at all times the closed captioning feature on a television in a common area provided for use by the general public or in a consumer's room, or enable the closed captioning feature when requested to do so by a member of the general public or a consumer, if the television includes a closed captioning feature.
    It is not a violation of this Section if the closed captioning feature is deactivated by a member of the facility's staff after such feature is enabled in a common area or in a consumer's room unless the deactivation of the closed captioning feature is knowing or intentional. It is not a violation of this Section if the closed captioning feature is deactivated by a member of the general public, a consumer, or a member of the facility's staff at the request of a consumer of a facility licensed under this Act.
    If a facility licensed under this Act does not have a television in a common area that includes a closed captioning feature, then the facility licensed under this Act must ensure that all televisions obtained for common areas after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly include a closed captioning feature. This Section does not affect any other provision of law relating to disability discrimination or providing reasonable accommodations or diminish the rights of a person with a disability under any other law. Nothing in this Section shall apply to televisions that are privately owned by a resident or third party and not owned by the facility.
    As used in this Section, "closed captioning" means a text display of spoken words presented on a television that allows a deaf or hard of hearing viewer to follow the dialogue and the action of a program simultaneously.
(Source: P.A. 101-116, eff. 1-1-20.)

210 ILCS 49/2-102

    (210 ILCS 49/2-102)
    Sec. 2-102. Staffing ratios. The Department shall establish rules governing the minimum staffing levels and staffing qualifications for facilities. In crafting the staffing ratios, the Department shall take into account the ambulatory nature and mental health of the population served in the facilities. Staffing ratios shall be consistent with national accreditation standards in behavioral health from a recognized national accreditation entity as set forth in the definition of "accreditation" in Section 2-102. The rules shall be created for each type of care offered at the facilities and be crafted to address the different type of services offered. The staffing ratios contained in the rules shall specifically list the positions that are to be counted toward the staffing ratio. In no case shall the staffing ratios contained in rule be less than the following ratios:
        (1) a staffing ratio of 3.6 hours of direct care for
crisis stabilization;
        (2) a staffing ratio of 1.8 hours of direct care for
recovery and rehabilitation supports; and
        (3) a staffing ratio of 1.6 hours of direct care for
transitional living.
(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)

210 ILCS 49/2-102.5

    (210 ILCS 49/2-102.5)
    Sec. 2-102.5. Psychiatric visits. For the purposes of this Act, any required psychiatric visit to a consumer may be conducted by an APRN or by a physician.
(Source: P.A. 102-1053, eff. 6-10-22.)

210 ILCS 49/2-103

    (210 ILCS 49/2-103)
    Sec. 2-103. Staff training. Training for all new employees specific to the various levels of care offered by a facility shall be provided to employees during their orientation period and annually thereafter. Training shall be independent of the Department and overseen by the Division of Mental Health to determine the content of all facility employee training and to provide training for all trainers of facility employees. Training of employees shall be consistent with nationally recognized national accreditation standards as defined later in this Act. Training of existing staff of a recovery and rehabilitation support center shall be conducted in accordance with, and on the schedule provided in, the staff training plan approved by the Division of Mental Health. Training of existing staff for any other level of care licensed under this Act, including triage, crisis stabilization, and transitional living shall be completed at a facility prior to the implementation of that level of care. Training shall be required for all existing staff at a facility prior to the implementation of any new services authorized under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-365, eff. 8-25-17.)