(225 ILCS 70/4)
(from Ch. 111, par. 3654)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
For purposes of this Act, the following
definitions shall have the following meanings, except where the context
(1) "Act" means the Nursing Home Administrators
Licensing and Disciplinary Act.
(2) "Department" means the Department of Financial
and Professional Regulation.
(3) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and
(4) "Board" means the Nursing Home Administrators
Licensing and Disciplinary Board.
(5) "Nursing home administrator" means the individual
licensed under this Act and directly responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising the operation of a nursing home, or who in fact performs such functions, whether or not such functions are delegated to one or more other persons.
(6) "Nursing home" or "facility" means any entity
that is required to be licensed by the Department of Public Health under the Nursing Home Care Act, as amended, other than a sheltered care home as defined thereunder, and includes private homes, institutions, buildings, residences, or other places, whether operated for profit or not, irrespective of the names attributed to them, county homes for the infirm and chronically ill operated pursuant to the County Nursing Home Act, as amended, and any similar institutions operated by a political subdivision of the State of Illinois that provide, through their ownership or management, maintenance, personal care, and nursing for 3 or more persons, not related to the owner by blood or marriage, or any similar facilities in which maintenance is provided to 3 or more persons who by reason of illness of physical infirmity require personal care and nursing. The term also means any facility licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act, the MC/DD Act, or the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013.
(7) "Maintenance" means food, shelter and laundry.
(8) "Personal care" means assistance with meals,
dressing, movement, bathing, or other personal needs, or general supervision of the physical and mental well-being of an individual who because of age, physical, or mental disability, emotion or behavior disorder, or an intellectual disability is incapable of managing his or her person, whether or not a guardian has been appointed for such individual. For the purposes of this Act, this definition does not include the professional services of a nurse.
(9) "Nursing" means professional nursing or practical
nursing, as those terms are defined in the Nurse Practice Act, for sick or infirm persons who are under the care and supervision of licensed physicians or dentists.
(10) "Disciplinary action" means revocation,
suspension, probation, supervision, reprimand, required education, fines or any other action taken by the Department against a person holding a license.
(11) "Impaired" means the inability to practice with
reasonable skill and safety due to physical or mental disabilities as evidenced by a written determination or written consent based on clinical evidence including deterioration through the aging process or loss of motor skill, or abuse of drugs or alcohol, of sufficient degree to diminish a person's ability to administer a nursing home.
(12) "Address of record" means the designated address
recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
(13) "Email address of record" means the designated
email address recorded by the Department in the applicant's application file or the licensee's license file, as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
(Source: P.A. 99-180, eff. 7-29-15; 100-675, eff. 8-3-18.)