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(20 ILCS 2310/2310-560)
(was 20 ILCS 2310/55.87)
Advisory committees concerning
(a) The Director shall appoint an advisory committee. The committee
shall be established by the Department by rule. The Director and the
Department shall consult with the advisory committee concerning the
application of building codes and Department rules related to those
building codes to facilities under the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment
Center Act, the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, the ID/DD Community Care Act, and the MC/DD Act.
(b) The Director shall appoint an advisory committee to advise the
Department and to conduct informal dispute resolution concerning the
application of building codes for new and existing construction and related
Department rules and standards under the Hospital Licensing Act, including
without limitation rules and standards for (i) design and construction, (ii)
engineering and maintenance of the physical plant, site, equipment, and
systems (heating, cooling, electrical, ventilation, plumbing, water, sewer,
and solid waste disposal), and (iii) fire and safety. The advisory committee
shall be composed of all of the following members:
(1) The chairperson or an elected representative from
the Hospital Licensing Board under the Hospital Licensing Act.
(2) Two health care architects with a minimum of 10
years of experience in institutional design and building code analysis.
(3) Two engineering professionals (one mechanical and
one electrical) with a minimum of 10 years of experience in institutional design and building code analysis.
(4) One commercial interior design professional with
a minimum of 10 years of experience.
(5) Two representatives from provider associations.
(6) The Director or his or her designee, who shall
serve as the committee moderator.
Appointments shall be made with the concurrence of the
Hospital Licensing Board. The committee shall submit
recommendations concerning the
application of building codes and related Department rules and
standards to the
Hospital Licensing Board
for review and comment prior to
submission to the Department. The committee shall submit
recommendations concerning informal dispute resolution to the Director.
The Department shall provide per diem and travel expenses to the
(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13; 99-180, eff. 7-29-15.)