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(210 ILCS 9/110)
Powers and duties of the Department.
(a) The Department shall conduct an annual unannounced on-site visit at
assisted living and shared
housing establishment to determine compliance with applicable licensure
standards. Additional visits may be conducted without prior notice to the
or shared housing
(b) Upon receipt of information that may indicate the failure of the
assisted living or shared housing
establishment or a service provider to comply with a provision of this Act,
the Department shall
investigate the matter or make appropriate referrals to other government
agencies and entities having
jurisdiction over the subject matter of the possible violation. The Department
may also make
referrals to any public or private agency that the Department considers
available for appropriate
assistance to those involved. The Department may oversee and coordinate the
enforcement of State
consumer protection policies affecting residents residing in an establishment
licensed under this Act.
(c) The Department shall establish by rule complaint receipt,
resolution, and involuntary
residency termination procedures. Resolution procedures shall provide for
on-site review and
evaluation of an assisted living or shared housing establishment found to be
in violation of this Act
within a specified period of time based on the gravity and severity of the
violation and any pervasive
pattern of occurrences of the same or similar violations.
(e) The Department shall by rule establish penalties and sanctions, which
shall include, but need not be limited to,
the creation of a schedule of graduated penalties and sanctions to include
(f) The Department shall by rule establish procedures for disclosure of
information to the public, which
shall include, but not be limited to, ownership, licensure status, frequency of
complaints, disposition of
substantiated complaints, and disciplinary actions.
(h) Beginning January 1, 2000, the Department shall begin drafting rules
necessary for the administration
of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-975, eff. 7-2-10.)