(405 ILCS 5/4-200)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-200)
(a) A person with a developmental disability may be admitted to a
facility for residential and habilitation services only as provided in this
Chapter, except that a person may be transferred by the Department of
Corrections pursuant to the Unified Code of Corrections, as now or hereafter
amended. A person transferred by the Department of Corrections in this manner
may be released only as provided in the Unified Code of Corrections.
(b) Persons shall be admitted to Department facilities based on an
assessment of their current individual needs and not solely on the basis of
inclusion in a particular diagnostic category, identification by subaverage
intelligence test score, or consideration of a past history of hospitalization
or residential placement.
(c) In all cases, the Department shall provide services to persons
identified as having a developmental disability in the least
restrictive environment as required by subsection (a) of Section 2-102 of this
(d) Except as provided in Article VI of this Chapter, nothing in this
Chapter shall govern or prohibit the admission of a person with a developmental
disability to nonresidential services.
(Source: P.A. 88-380; 89-439, eff. 6-1-96.)