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20 ILCS 1705/ Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act.

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(20 ILCS 1705/0.01) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑0.1) Sec. 0.01.Short title.This Act may be cited as the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. (Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)(20 ILCS 1705/1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑1) Sec. 1.Purpose.The purpose of this Act is to consolidate in one statute certain powers and duties of the Department of Human Services relating to mental health and developmental disabilities. (Source: P. A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)(20 ILCS 1705/2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑2) Sec. 2.Definitions; administrative subdivisions. (a) For the purposes of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires: "Department" means the Department of Human Services, successor to the former Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. "Secretary" means the Secretary of Human Services. (b) Unless the context otherwise requires:(1) References in this Act to the programs or facilities of the Department shall be construed to refer only to those programs or facilities of the Department that pertain to mental health or developmental disabilities.(2) References in this Act to the Department's service providers or service recipients shall be construed to refer only to providers or recipients of services that pertain to the Department's mental health and developmental disabilities functions.(3) References in this Act to employees of the Department shall be construed to refer only to employees whose duties pertain to the Department's mental health and developmental disabilities functions. (c) The Secretary shall establish such subdivisions of the Department as shall be desirable and shall assign to the various subdivisions the responsibilities and duties placed upon the Department by the Laws of the State of Illinois. (d) There is established a coordinator of services to mentally disabled deaf and hearing impaired persons. In hiring this coordinator, every consideration shall be given to qualified deaf or hearing impaired individuals. (e) Whenever the administrative director of the subdivision for mental health services is not a board‑certified psychiatrist, the Secretary shall appoint a Chief for Clinical Services who shall be a board‑certified psychiatrist with both clinical and administrative experience. The Chief for Clinical Services shall be responsible for all clinical and medical decisions for mental health services. (Source: P.A. 91‑536, eff. 1‑1‑00.)(20 ILCS 1705/3) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑3) Sec. 3. In addition to the powers, duties and responsibilities which may be otherwise provided by law, the Department shall have the powers enumerated in this Act. (Source: Laws 1967, p. 2892.) (20 ILCS 1705/4) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑4)Sec. 4. Supervision of facilities and services; quarterly reports.(a) To exercise executive and administrative supervision over all facilities, divisions, programs and services now existing or hereafter acquired or created under the jurisdiction of the Department, including, but not limited to, the following:The Alton Mental Health Center, at AltonThe Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center, at AnnaThe Chester Mental Health Center, at ChesterThe Chicago‑Read Mental Health Center, at ChicagoThe Elgin Mental Health Center, at ElginThe Metropolitan Children and Adolescents Center, at ChicagoThe Jacksonville Developmental Center, at JacksonvilleThe Governor Samuel H. Shapiro Developmental Center, at KankakeeThe Tinley Park Mental Health Center, at Tinley ParkThe Warren G. Murray Developmental Center, at CentraliaThe Jack Mabley Developmental Center, at DixonThe Lincoln Developmental Center, at LincolnThe H. Douglas Singer Mental Health and Developmental Center, at RockfordThe John J. Madden Mental Health Center, at ChicagoThe George A. Zeller Mental Health Center, at PeoriaThe Andrew McFarland Mental Health Center, at SpringfieldThe Adolf Meyer Mental Health Center, at DecaturThe William W. Fox Developmental Center, at DwightThe Elisabeth Ludeman Developmental Center, at Park ForestThe William A. Howe Developmental Center, at Tinley ParkThe Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center, at Waukegan.(b) Beginning not later than July 1, 1977, the Department shall cause each of the facilities under its jurisdiction which provide in‑patient care to comply with standards, rules and regulations of the Department of Public Health prescribed under Section 6.05 of the Hospital Licensing Act.(b‑5) The Department shall cause each of the facilities under its jurisdiction that provide in‑patient care to comply with Section 6.25 of the Hospital Licensing Act. (c) The Department shall issue quarterly reports on admissions, deflections, discharges, bed closures, staff‑resident ratios, census, average length of stay, and any adverse federal certification or accreditation findings, if any, for each State‑operated facility for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.(Source: P.A. 96‑389, eff. 1‑1‑10.) (20 ILCS 1705/4.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑4.1) Sec. 4.1.Mission statements. (a) The mission of State‑operated facilities for persons with mental illness is to provide treatment, rehabilitation, and residential care to recipients admitted voluntarily or involuntarily because of their need for intensive services in a protective, secure setting. The Department shall offer services to a recipient within a State‑operated facility as long as is necessary to accomplish stabilization of the recipient's psychiatric status and treatment regimen or arrangements for appropriate continued services. Services shall be provided in a safe, humane environment by staff with the appropriate credentials, licensure, and training. Services shall be based on professionally recognized models and shall be monitored for quality. Services shall include, but are not limited to:(1) Diagnosis;(2) Medication prescription, adjustment and stabilization;(3) Counseling and therapy;(4) Assessment and psychosocial rehabilitation of social, self‑care, community living, and pre‑vocational skills;(5) Recipient education regarding his or her illness and compliance with required treatment regimen; and(6) Discharge planning and linkage with community agencies. All services shall be rendered with adherence to recipient rights as defined in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code as now or hereafter amended. (b) Each State‑operated facility shall publish a mission statement which specifically defines its role in the system of services for persons with mental illness or persons with a developmental disability. Mission statements shall be developed with reference to all relevant factors, including but not limited to:(1) Geographic area or areas served;(2) Characteristics of persons appropriate for admission;(3) Bed capacity and facility model of unit organization (e.g., catchment area, service intensity or model, projected length of stay, etc.);(4) Specific program, treatment, habilitation and rehabilitation services offered;(5) Integration with community agencies and methods of assuring continuity of care;(6) Accreditation, certification, and licensure status;(7) Staffing levels and qualifications; and(8) Identification of recipient groups for which an alteration of service locus is or will be attempted and discussion of this process (e.g., deflection of voluntary psychiatric admissions to crisis programs in the community or movement of persons with moderate developmental disabilities to intermediate care facilities for persons with a developmental disability). Because the division of tasks between State‑operated facilities and other service providers can change over time, mission statements shall be reviewed and revised every 3 years. Allowance for professional and public input shall be made and each facility shall prepare a summary of concerns regarding its operations, community linkage, inappropriately served or unserved populations, or other problems. Final publication of each mission statement shall include proposed actions to address major concerns to be undertaken by the facility and other providers in the system. (Source: P.A. 88‑380.)(20 ILCS 1705/4.2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑4.2) Sec. 4.2.Facility staff. (a) The Department shall describe and delineate guidelines for each of the facilities it operates regarding the number and qualifications of the staff required to carry out prescribed duties. The guidelines shall be based on consideration of recipient needs as well as professional and programmatic requirements, including those established for purposes of national accreditation and for certification under Titles XVIII and XIX of the federal Social Security Act. (b) As used in this Section, "direct care position" means any position with the Department in which the job titles which will regularly or temporarily entail contact with recipients in the Department's facilities for persons with a mental illness or a developmental disability. (c) The Department shall require that each candidate for employment in a direct care position, as a condition of employment, shall submit to a fingerprint‑based criminal background investigation to determine whether the candidate for employment in a direct care position has ever been charged with a crime and, if so, the disposition of those charges. This authorization shall indicate the scope of the inquiry and the agencies which may be contacted. Upon this authorization, the Director (or, on or after July 1, 1997, the Secretary) shall request and receive information and assistance from any federal, State or local governmental agency as part of the authorized investigation. The Department of State Police shall provide information concerning any criminal charges, and their disposition, now or hereafter filed against a candidate for employment in a direct care position upon request of the Department when the request is made in the form and manner required by the Department of State Police. Information concerning convictions of a candidate for employment in a direct care position investigated under this Section, including the source of the information and any conclusions or recommendations derived from the information, shall be provided, upon request, to the candidate for employment in a direct care position before final action by the Department on the application. Information on convictions of a candidate for employment in a direct care position under this Act shall be provided to the director of the employing unit, and, upon request, to the candidate for employment in a direct care position. Any information concerning criminal charges and the disposition of those charges obtained by the Department shall be confidential and may not be transmitted outside the Department, except as required in this Act, and may not be transmitted to anyone within the Department except as needed for the purpose of evaluating an application of a candidate for employment in a direct care position. Only information and standards which bear a reasonable and rational relation to the performance of a direct care position shall be used by the Department. Any employee of the Department or the Department of State Police receiving confidential information under this Section who gives or causes to be given any confidential information concerning any criminal convictions of a candidate for employment in a direct care position shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor unless release of the information is authorized by this Section. A Department employing unit may hire, on a probationary basis, any candidate for employment in a direct care position, authorizing a criminal background investigation under this Section, pending the result of the investigation. A candidate for employment in a direct care position shall be notified before he or she is hired that his or her employment may be terminated on the basis of criminal background information obtained by the employing unit. No person may be employed in a direct care position who refuses to authorize an investigation as required by this subsection (c). (Source: P.A. 92‑218, eff. 1‑1‑02.)(20 ILCS 1705/4.3) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑4.3) Sec. 4.3. Site visits and inspections.(a) (Blank).(b) The Department shall establish a system of regular and ongoing on‑site inspections that shall occur at least annually of each facility under its jurisdiction. The inspections shall be conducted by the Department's central office to:(1) Determine facility compliance with Department policies and procedures;(2) Determine facility compliance with audit recommendations;(3) Evaluate facility compliance with applicable federal standards;(4) Review and follow up on complaints made by community mental health agencies and advocates, and on findings of the Human Rights Authority division of the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission;(5) Review administrative and management problems identified by other sources; and (6) Identify and prevent abuse and neglect. (Source: P.A. 95‑427, eff. 1‑1‑08.) (20 ILCS 1705/5) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑5) Sec. 5. The provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act are hereby expressly adopted and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Department under this Act, except that in case of conflict between the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and this Act the provisions of this Act shall control, and except that Section 5‑35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to procedures for rule‑making does not apply to the adoption of any rule required by federal law in connection with which the Department is precluded by law from exercising any discretion. (Source: P.A. 88‑45.)(20 ILCS 1705/5.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑5.1) Sec. 5.1. The Department shall develop, by rule, the procedures and standards by which it shall approve medications for clinical use in its facilities. A list of those drugs approved pursuant to these procedures shall be distributed to all Department facilities. Drugs not listed by the Department may not be administered in facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department, provided that an unlisted drug may be administered as part of research with the prior written consent of the Secretary specifying the nature of the permitted use and the physicians authorized to prescribe the drug. Drugs, as used in this Section, mean psychotropic and narcotic drugs. No physician in the Department shall sign a prescription in blank, nor permit blank prescription forms to circulate out of his possession or control. (Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)(20 ILCS 1705/6) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑6) Sec. 6. To appoint and remove facility directors of the State mental health and developmental disabilities centers, and to obtain all other employees of those facilities and all other employees of the Department. All executive level employees of the Department who have any other employment shall report such other employment to the Department and to the Department of Central Management Services in a manner prescribed by the Department of Central Management Services. (Source: P.A. 85‑971.)(20 ILCS 1705/7) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑7)Sec. 7. To receive and provide the highest possible quality of humane and rehabilitative care and treatment to all persons admitted or committed or transferred in accordance with law to the facilities, divisions, programs, and services under the jurisdiction of the Department. No resident of another state shall be received or retained to the exclusion of any resident of this State. No resident of another state shall be received or retained to the exclusion of any resident of this State. All recipients of 17 years of age and under in residence in a Department facility other than a facility for the care of the mentally retarded shall be housed in quarters separated from older recipients except for: (a) recipients who are placed in medical‑surgical units because of physical illness; and (b) recipients between 13 and 18 years of age who need temporary security measures.All recipients in a Department facility shall be given a dental examination by a licensed dentist or registered dental hygienist at least once every 18 months and shall be assigned to a dentist for such dental care and treatment as is necessary.All medications administered to recipients shall be administered only by those persons who are legally qualified to do so by the laws of the State of Illinois. Medication shall not be prescribed until a physical and mental examination of the recipient has been completed. If, in the clinical judgment of a physician, it is necessary to administer medication to a recipient before the completion of the physical and mental examination, he may prescribe such medication but he must file a report with the facility director setting forth the reasons for prescribing such medication within 24 hours of the prescription. A copy of the report shall be part of the recipient's record.No later than January 1, 2005, the Department shall adopt a model protocol and forms for recording all patient diagnosis, care, and treatment at each State‑operated facility for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled under the jurisdiction of the Department. The model protocol and forms shall be used by each facility unless the Department determines that equivalent alternatives justify an exemption.Every facility under the jurisdiction of the Department shall maintain a copy of each report of suspected abuse or neglect of the patient. Copies of those reports shall be made available to the State Auditor General in connection with his biennial program audit of the facility as required by Section 3‑2 of the Illinois State Auditing Act.No later than January 1 2004, the Department shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly whether each State‑operated facility for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled under the jurisdiction of the Department and all services provided in those facilities comply with all of the applicable standards adopted by the Social Security Administration under Subchapter XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395‑1395ccc), if the facility and services may be eligible for federal financial participation under that federal law. For those facilities that do comply, the report shall indicate what actions need to be taken to ensure continued compliance. For those facilities that do not comply, the report shall indicate what actions need to be taken to bring each facility into compliance.(Source: P.A. 93‑636, eff. 6‑1‑04.)(20 ILCS 1705/7.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑7.1) Sec. 7.1. To assist families to place children with mental illness, for whom no appropriate care is available in Department facilities, in licensed private facilities, the Department shall supplement the amount a family is able to pay, as determined by the Department and the amount available from other sources, provided the Department's share shall not exceed a uniform maximum rate to be determined from time to time by the Department. (Source: P.A. 88‑380.)(20 ILCS 1705/7.2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑7.2) Sec. 7.2. No otherwise qualified handicapped child receiving special education and related services under Article 14 of The School Code shall solely by reason of his or her handicap be excluded from the participation in or be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by the Department. (Source: P.A. 80‑1403.)(20 ILCS 1705/7.3)Sec. 7.3. Health care worker registry; finding of abuse or neglect. The Department shall require that no facility, service agency, or support agency providing mental health or developmental disability services that is licensed, certified, operated, or funded by the Department shall employ a person, in any capacity, who is identified by the health care worker registry as having been subject of a substantiated finding of abuse or neglect of a service recipient. Any owner or operator of a community agency who is identified by the health care worker registry as having been the subject of a substantiated finding of abuse or neglect of a service recipient is prohibited from any involvement in any capacity with the provision of Department funded mental health or developmental disability services. The Department shall establish and maintain the rules that are necessary or appropriate to effectuate the intent of this Section. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any facility, service agency, or support agency licensed or certified by a State agency other than the Department, unless operated by the Department of Human Services. (Source: P.A. 94‑934, eff. 6‑26‑06; 95‑545, eff. 8‑28‑07.) (20 ILCS 1705/8) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑8) Sec. 8. To control the admission and transfer of recipients or other persons in the facilities and programs of the Department. The Department may divide the State into districts for the purpose of regulating the admission of recipients to mental health facilities for persons with mental illness. The Department may change the boundaries of the districts, from time to time, as may be necessary or expedient. Whenever such division or regulation shall have been made, the Department shall forthwith make and sign a report to that effect, designating the boundaries of and the counties included within each district and the number of recipients apportioned to each mental health facility and file the same with the Secretary of State, and send a copy thereof to the director of each mental health facility and to the circuit court of each county, and to the circuit clerk of each county in the State, to be filed in his office, and thereafter the State shall be divided into such districts. Whenever any change in such classification or regulation is made thereafter, a like report shall be made and filed, and a copy thereof sent to the circuit court of each county and to the circuit clerks of all counties affected by such change, as well as to the facility director of the respective State mental health facilities. (Source: P.A. 88‑380.)(20 ILCS 1705/9) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑9) Sec. 9. Reasonable charges, as determined by the Department, shall be imposed for outpatient services at State facilities. Any payments made pursuant to this Section shall be deposited with the State Treasurer in the Mental Health Fund. Charges may be waived for persons who are unable to make any payment. (Source: P.A. 86‑922.)(20 ILCS 1705/10) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑10) Sec. 10. To examine persons admitted to facilities of the Department for treatment of mental illness or developmental disability to determine alcoholism, drug addiction or other substance abuse. Based on such examination, the Department shall provide necessary medical, education and rehabilitation services, and shall arrange for further assessment and referral of such persons to appropriate alcoholism or substance abuse services. Referral of such persons by the Department to appropriate alcoholism or substance abuse services shall be made to providers who are able to accept the persons and perform a further assessment within a clinically appropriate time. This Section does not require that the Department maintain an individual in a Department facility who is otherwise eligible for discharge as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.The Department shall not deny treatment and care to any person subject to admission to a facility under its control for treatment for a mental illness or developmental disability solely
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  •     (20 ILCS 1705/0.01) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑0.1)
        Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act.
    (Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑1)
        Sec. 1. Purpose. The purpose of this Act is to consolidate in one statute certain powers and duties of the Department of Human Services relating to mental health and developmental disabilities.
    (Source: P. A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑2)
        Sec. 2. Definitions; administrative subdivisions.
        (a) For the purposes of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
        "Department" means the Department of Human Services, successor to the former Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.
        "Secretary" means the Secretary of Human Services.
        (b) Unless the context otherwise requires:
            (1) References in this Act to the programs or
         facilities of the Department shall be construed to refer only to those programs or facilities of the Department that pertain to mental health or developmental disabilities.
            (2) References in this Act to the Department's
         service providers or service recipients shall be construed to refer only to providers or recipients of services that pertain to the Department's mental health and developmental disabilities functions.
            (3) References in this Act to employees of the
         Department shall be construed to refer only to employees whose duties pertain to the Department's mental health and developmental disabilities functions.
        (c) The Secretary shall establish such subdivisions of the Department as shall be desirable and shall assign to the various subdivisions the responsibilities and duties placed upon the Department by the Laws of the State of Illinois.
        (d) There is established a coordinator of services to mentally disabled deaf and hearing impaired persons. In hiring this coordinator, every consideration shall be given to qualified deaf or hearing impaired individuals.
        (e) Whenever the administrative director of the subdivision for mental health services is not a board‑certified psychiatrist, the Secretary shall appoint a Chief for Clinical Services who shall be a board‑certified psychiatrist with both clinical and administrative experience. The Chief for Clinical Services shall be responsible for all clinical and medical decisions for mental health services.
    (Source: P.A. 91‑536, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/3) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑3)
        Sec. 3. In addition to the powers, duties and responsibilities which may be otherwise provided by law, the Department shall have the powers enumerated in this Act.
    (Source: Laws 1967, p. 2892.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/4)(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑4)
        Sec. 4. Supervision of facilities and services; quarterly reports.
        (a) To exercise executive and administrative supervision over all facilities, divisions, programs and services now existing or hereafter acquired or created under the jurisdiction of the Department, including, but not limited to, the following:
            The Alton Mental Health Center, at Alton
            The Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Developmental
         Center, at Anna
            The Chester Mental Health Center, at Chester
            The Chicago‑Read Mental Health Center, at Chicago
            The Elgin Mental Health Center, at Elgin
            The Metropolitan Children and Adolescents Center, at
         Chicago
            The Jacksonville Developmental Center, at
         Jacksonville
            The Governor Samuel H. Shapiro Developmental Center,
         at Kankakee
            The Tinley Park Mental Health Center, at Tinley Park
            The Warren G. Murray Developmental Center, at
         Centralia
            The Jack Mabley Developmental Center, at Dixon
            The Lincoln Developmental Center, at Lincoln
            The H. Douglas Singer Mental Health and Developmental
         Center, at Rockford
            The John J. Madden Mental Health Center, at Chicago
            The George A. Zeller Mental Health Center, at Peoria
            The Andrew McFarland Mental Health Center, at
         Springfield
            The Adolf Meyer Mental Health Center, at Decatur
            The William W. Fox Developmental Center, at Dwight
            The Elisabeth Ludeman Developmental Center, at Park
         Forest
            The William A. Howe Developmental Center, at Tinley
         Park
            The Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center, at Waukegan.
        (b) Beginning not later than July 1, 1977, the Department shall cause each of the facilities under its jurisdiction which provide in‑patient care to comply with standards, rules and regulations of the Department of Public Health prescribed under Section 6.05 of the Hospital Licensing Act.
        (b‑5) The Department shall cause each of the facilities under its jurisdiction that provide in‑patient care to comply with Section 6.25 of the Hospital Licensing Act.
        (c) The Department shall issue quarterly reports on admissions, deflections, discharges, bed closures, staff‑resident ratios, census, average length of stay, and any adverse federal certification or accreditation findings, if any, for each State‑operated facility for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.
    (Source: P.A. 96‑389, eff. 1‑1‑10.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/4.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑4.1)
        Sec. 4.1. Mission statements.
        (a) The mission of State‑operated facilities for persons with mental illness is to provide treatment, rehabilitation, and residential care to recipients admitted voluntarily or involuntarily because of their need for intensive services in a protective, secure setting. The Department shall offer services to a recipient within a State‑operated facility as long as is necessary to accomplish stabilization of the recipient's psychiatric status and treatment regimen or arrangements for appropriate continued services. Services shall be provided in a safe, humane environment by staff with the appropriate credentials, licensure, and training. Services shall be based on professionally recognized models and shall be monitored for quality. Services shall include, but are not limited to:
            (1) Diagnosis;
            (2) Medication prescription, adjustment and
         stabilization;
            (3) Counseling and therapy;
            (4) Assessment and psychosocial rehabilitation of
         social, self‑care, community living, and pre‑vocational skills;
            (5) Recipient education regarding his or her illness
         and compliance with required treatment regimen; and
            (6) Discharge planning and linkage with community
         agencies.
        All services shall be rendered with adherence to recipient rights as defined in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code as now or hereafter amended.
        (b) Each State‑operated facility shall publish a mission statement which specifically defines its role in the system of services for persons with mental illness or persons with a developmental disability. Mission statements shall be developed with reference to all relevant factors, including but not limited to:
            (1) Geographic area or areas served;
            (2) Characteristics of persons appropriate for
         admission;
            (3) Bed capacity and facility model of unit
         organization (e.g., catchment area, service intensity or model, projected length of stay, etc.);
            (4) Specific program, treatment, habilitation and
         rehabilitation services offered;
            (5) Integration with community agencies and methods
         of assuring continuity of care;
            (6) Accreditation, certification, and licensure
         status;
            (7) Staffing levels and qualifications; and
            (8) Identification of recipient groups for which an
         alteration of service locus is or will be attempted and discussion of this process (e.g., deflection of voluntary psychiatric admissions to crisis programs in the community or movement of persons with moderate developmental disabilities to intermediate care facilities for persons with a developmental disability).
        Because the division of tasks between State‑operated facilities and other service providers can change over time, mission statements shall be reviewed and revised every 3 years. Allowance for professional and public input shall be made and each facility shall prepare a summary of concerns regarding its operations, community linkage, inappropriately served or unserved populations, or other problems. Final publication of each mission statement shall include proposed actions to address major concerns to be undertaken by the facility and other providers in the system.
    (Source: P.A. 88‑380.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/4.2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑4.2)
        Sec. 4.2. Facility staff.
        (a) The Department shall describe and delineate guidelines for each of the facilities it operates regarding the number and qualifications of the staff required to carry out prescribed duties. The guidelines shall be based on consideration of recipient needs as well as professional and programmatic requirements, including those established for purposes of national accreditation and for certification under Titles XVIII and XIX of the federal Social Security Act.
        (b) As used in this Section, "direct care position" means any position with the Department in which the job titles which will regularly or temporarily entail contact with recipients in the Department's facilities for persons with a mental illness or a developmental disability.
        (c) The Department shall require that each candidate for employment in a direct care position, as a condition of employment, shall submit to a fingerprint‑based criminal background investigation to determine whether the candidate for employment in a direct care position has ever been charged with a crime and, if so, the disposition of those charges. This authorization shall indicate the scope of the inquiry and the agencies which may be contacted. Upon this authorization, the Director (or, on or after July 1, 1997, the Secretary) shall request and receive information and assistance from any federal, State or local governmental agency as part of the authorized investigation. The Department of State Police shall provide information concerning any criminal charges, and their disposition, now or hereafter filed against a candidate for employment in a direct care position upon request of the Department when the request is made in the form and manner required by the Department of State Police.
        Information concerning convictions of a candidate for employment in a direct care position investigated under this Section, including the source of the information and any conclusions or recommendations derived from the information, shall be provided, upon request, to the candidate for employment in a direct care position before final action by the Department on the application. Information on convictions of a candidate for employment in a direct care position under this Act shall be provided to the director of the employing unit, and, upon request, to the candidate for employment in a direct care position. Any information concerning criminal charges and the disposition of those charges obtained by the Department shall be confidential and may not be transmitted outside the Department, except as required in this Act, and may not be transmitted to anyone within the Department except as needed for the purpose of evaluating an application of a candidate for employment in a direct care position. Only information and standards which bear a reasonable and rational relation to the performance of a direct care position shall be used by the Department. Any employee of the Department or the Department of State Police receiving confidential information under this Section who gives or causes to be given any confidential information concerning any criminal convictions of a candidate for employment in a direct care position shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor unless release of the information is authorized by this Section.
        A Department employing unit may hire, on a probationary basis, any candidate for employment in a direct care position, authorizing a criminal background investigation under this Section, pending the result of the investigation. A candidate for employment in a direct care position shall be notified before he or she is hired that his or her employment may be terminated on the basis of criminal background information obtained by the employing unit.
        No person may be employed in a direct care position who refuses to authorize an investigation as required by this subsection (c).
    (Source: P.A. 92‑218, eff. 1‑1‑02.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/4.3)(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑4.3)
        Sec. 4.3. Site visits and inspections.
        (a) (Blank).
        (b) The Department shall establish a system of regular and ongoing on‑site inspections that shall occur at least annually of each facility under its jurisdiction. The inspections shall be conducted by the Department's central office to:
            (1) Determine facility compliance with Department
         policies and procedures;
            (2) Determine facility compliance with audit
         recommendations;
            (3) Evaluate facility compliance with applicable
         federal standards;
            (4) Review and follow up on complaints made by
         community mental health agencies and advocates, and on findings of the Human Rights Authority division of the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission;
            (5) Review administrative and management problems
         identified by other sources; and
            (6) Identify and prevent abuse and neglect.
    (Source: P.A. 95‑427, eff. 1‑1‑08.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/5) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑5)
        Sec. 5. The provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act are hereby expressly adopted and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Department under this Act, except that in case of conflict between the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and this Act the provisions of this Act shall control, and except that Section 5‑35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to procedures for rule‑making does not apply to the adoption of any rule required by federal law in connection with which the Department is precluded by law from exercising any discretion.
    (Source: P.A. 88‑45.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/5.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑5.1)
        Sec. 5.1. The Department shall develop, by rule, the procedures and standards by which it shall approve medications for clinical use in its facilities. A list of those drugs approved pursuant to these procedures shall be distributed to all Department facilities.
        Drugs not listed by the Department may not be administered in facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department, provided that an unlisted drug may be administered as part of research with the prior written consent of the Secretary specifying the nature of the permitted use and the physicians authorized to prescribe the drug. Drugs, as used in this Section, mean psychotropic and narcotic drugs.
        No physician in the Department shall sign a prescription in blank, nor permit blank prescription forms to circulate out of his possession or control.
    (Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/6) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑6)
        Sec. 6. To appoint and remove facility directors of the State mental health and developmental disabilities centers, and to obtain all other employees of those facilities and all other employees of the Department. All executive level employees of the Department who have any other employment shall report such other employment to the Department and to the Department of Central Management Services in a manner prescribed by the Department of Central Management Services.
    (Source: P.A. 85‑971.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/7)(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑7)
        Sec. 7. To receive and provide the highest possible quality of humane and rehabilitative care and treatment to all persons admitted or committed or transferred in accordance with law to the facilities, divisions, programs, and services under the jurisdiction of the Department. No resident of another state shall be received or retained to the exclusion of any resident of this State. No resident of another state shall be received or retained to the exclusion of any resident of this State. All recipients of 17 years of age and under in residence in a Department facility other than a facility for the care of the mentally retarded shall be housed in quarters separated from older recipients except for: (a) recipients who are placed in medical‑surgical units because of physical illness; and (b) recipients between 13 and 18 years of age who need temporary security measures.
        All recipients in a Department facility shall be given a dental examination by a licensed dentist or registered dental hygienist at least once every 18 months and shall be assigned to a dentist for such dental care and treatment as is necessary.
        All medications administered to recipients shall be administered only by those persons who are legally qualified to do so by the laws of the State of Illinois. Medication shall not be prescribed until a physical and mental examination of the recipient has been completed. If, in the clinical judgment of a physician, it is necessary to administer medication to a recipient before the completion of the physical and mental examination, he may prescribe such medication but he must file a report with the facility director setting forth the reasons for prescribing such medication within 24 hours of the prescription. A copy of the report shall be part of the recipient's record.
        No later than January 1, 2005, the Department shall adopt a model protocol and forms for recording all patient diagnosis, care, and treatment at each State‑operated facility for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled under the jurisdiction of the Department. The model protocol and forms shall be used by each facility unless the Department determines that equivalent alternatives justify an exemption.
        Every facility under the jurisdiction of the Department shall maintain a copy of each report of suspected abuse or neglect of the patient. Copies of those reports shall be made available to the State Auditor General in connection with his biennial program audit of the facility as required by Section 3‑2 of the Illinois State Auditing Act.
        No later than January 1 2004, the Department shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly whether each State‑operated facility for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled under the jurisdiction of the Department and all services provided in those facilities comply with all of the applicable standards adopted by the Social Security Administration under Subchapter XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395‑1395ccc), if the facility and services may be eligible for federal financial participation under that federal law. For those facilities that do comply, the report shall indicate what actions need to be taken to ensure continued compliance. For those facilities that do not comply, the report shall indicate what actions need to be taken to bring each facility into compliance.
    (Source: P.A. 93‑636, eff. 6‑1‑04.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/7.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑7.1)
        Sec. 7.1. To assist families to place children with mental illness, for whom no appropriate care is available in Department facilities, in licensed private facilities, the Department shall supplement the amount a family is able to pay, as determined by the Department and the amount available from other sources, provided the Department's share shall not exceed a uniform maximum rate to be determined from time to time by the Department.
    (Source: P.A. 88‑380.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/7.2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑7.2)
        Sec. 7.2. No otherwise qualified handicapped child receiving special education and related services under Article 14 of The School Code shall solely by reason of his or her handicap be excluded from the participation in or be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by the Department.
    (Source: P.A. 80‑1403.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/7.3)
        Sec. 7.3. Health care worker registry; finding of abuse or neglect. The Department shall require that no facility, service agency, or support agency providing mental health or developmental disability services that is licensed, certified, operated, or funded by the Department shall employ a person, in any capacity, who is identified by the health care worker registry as having been subject of a substantiated finding of abuse or neglect of a service recipient. Any owner or operator of a community agency who is identified by the health care worker registry as having been the subject of a substantiated finding of abuse or neglect of a service recipient is prohibited from any involvement in any capacity with the provision of Department funded mental health or developmental disability services. The Department shall establish and maintain the rules that are necessary or appropriate to effectuate the intent of this Section. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any facility, service agency, or support agency licensed or certified by a State agency other than the Department, unless operated by the Department of Human Services.
    (Source: P.A. 94‑934, eff. 6‑26‑06; 95‑545, eff. 8‑28‑07.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/8) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑8)
        Sec. 8. To control the admission and transfer of recipients or other persons in the facilities and programs of the Department. The Department may divide the State into districts for the purpose of regulating the admission of recipients to mental health facilities for persons with mental illness. The Department may change the boundaries of the districts, from time to time, as may be necessary or expedient. Whenever such division or regulation shall have been made, the Department shall forthwith make and sign a report to that effect, designating the boundaries of and the counties included within each district and the number of recipients apportioned to each mental health facility and file the same with the Secretary of State, and send a copy thereof to the director of each mental health facility and to the circuit court of each county, and to the circuit clerk of each county in the State, to be filed in his office, and thereafter the State shall be divided into such districts. Whenever any change in such classification or regulation is made thereafter, a like report shall be made and filed, and a copy thereof sent to the circuit court of each county and to the circuit clerks of all counties affected by such change, as well as to the facility director of the respective State mental health facilities.
    (Source: P.A. 88‑380.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/9) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑9)
        Sec. 9. Reasonable charges, as determined by the Department, shall be imposed for outpatient services at State facilities. Any payments made pursuant to this Section shall be deposited with the State Treasurer in the Mental Health Fund. Charges may be waived for persons who are unable to make any payment.
    (Source: P.A. 86‑922.)

        (20 ILCS 1705/10)(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑10)
        Sec. 10. To examine persons admitted to facilities of the Department for treatment of mental illness or developmental disability to determine alcoholism, drug addiction or other substance abuse. Based on such examination, the Department shall provide necessary medical, education and rehabilitation services, and shall arrange for further assessment and referral of such persons to appropriate alcoholism or substance abuse services. Referral of such persons by the Department to appropriate alcoholism or substance abuse services shall be made to providers who are able to accept the persons and perform a further assessment within a clinically appropriate time. This Section does not require that the Department maintain an individual in a Department facility who is otherwise eligible for discharge as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
        The Department shall not deny treatment and care to any person subject to admission to a facility under its control for treatment for a mental illness or developmental disability solely

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