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1     AN ACT concerning regulation.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act is
5 amended by changing Section 70 as follows:
6     (210 ILCS 9/70)
7     Sec. 70. Service requirements. An establishment must
8 provide all mandatory services and may provide optional
9 services, including medication reminders, supervision of
10 self-administered medication and medication administration as
11 defined by this Section and nonmedical services defined by
12 rule, whether provided directly by the establishment or by
13 another entity arranged for by the establishment with the
14 consent of the resident or the resident's representative.
15     For the purposes of this Section, "medication reminders"
16 means reminding residents to take pre-dispensed,
17 self-administered medication, observing the resident, and
18 documenting whether or not the resident took the medication.
19     For the purposes of this Section, "supervision of
20 self-administered medication" means assisting the resident
21 with self-administered medication using any combination of the
22 following: reminding residents to take medication, reading the
23 medication label to residents, checking the self-administered



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1 medication dosage against the label of the medication,
2 confirming that residents have obtained and are taking the
3 dosage as prescribed, and documenting in writing that the
4 resident has taken (or refused to take) the medication. If
5 residents are physically unable to open the container, the
6 container may be opened for them. Supervision of
7 self-administered medication shall be under the direction of a
8 licensed health care professional.
9     For the purposes of this Section, "medication
10 administration" refers to a licensed health care professional
11 employed by an establishment engaging in administering insulin
12 and vitamin B-12 injections, oral medications, topical
13 treatments, eye and ear drops, or nitroglycerin patches.
14 Non-licensed staff may not administer any medication.
15     The Department shall specify by rule procedures for
16 medication reminders, supervision of self-administered
17 medication, and medication administration.
18     Nothing in this Act shall preclude a physician licensed
19 under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 to practice medicine in
20 all its branches from providing services within the scope of
21 his or her license to any resident.
22 (Source: P.A. 94-256, eff. 7-19-05.)
23     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
24 becoming law.