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210 ILCS 135/3
(210 ILCS 135/3)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1703)
As used in this Act, unless the context requires otherwise:
(a) "Applicant" means a person, group of persons, association, partnership
or corporation that applies for a license as a community mental health or
developmental services agency under this Act.
(b) "Community mental health or developmental services agency" or "agency"
means a public or private agency, association, partnership, corporation or
organization which, pursuant to this Act, certifies community-integrated living
arrangements for persons with mental illness or persons with a developmental
(c) "Department" means the Department of Human Services (as successor to
the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities).
(d) "Community-integrated living arrangement" means a living arrangement
certified by a community mental health or developmental services agency
under this Act where 8 or fewer recipients with mental illness or recipients
with a developmental disability who reside under the supervision of the agency.
Examples of community-integrated living arrangements include but are not
limited to the following:
(1) "Adult foster care", a living arrangement for
recipients in residences of families unrelated to them, for the purpose of providing family care for the recipients on a full-time basis;
(2) "Assisted residential care", an independent
living arrangement where recipients are intermittently supervised by off-site staff;
(3) "Crisis residential care", a non-medical living
arrangement where recipients in need of non-medical, crisis services are supervised by on-site staff 24 hours a day;
(4) "Home individual programs", living arrangements
for 2 unrelated adults outside the family home;
(5) "Supported residential care", a living
arrangement where recipients are supervised by on-site staff and such supervision is provided less than 24 hours a day;
(6) "Community residential alternatives", as defined
in the Community Residential Alternatives Licensing Act; and
(7) "Special needs trust-supported residential care",
a living arrangement where recipients are supervised by on-site staff and that supervision is provided 24 hours per day or less, as dictated by the needs of the recipients, and determined by service providers. As used in this item (7), "special needs trust" means a trust for the benefit of a beneficiary with a disability as described in Section 1213 of the Illinois Trust Code.
(e) "Recipient" means a person who has received, is receiving, or is in need
of treatment or habilitation as those terms are defined in the Mental Health
and Developmental Disabilities Code.
(f) "Unrelated" means that persons residing together in programs or
placements certified by a community mental health or developmental services
agency under this Act do not have any of the following relationships by blood,
marriage or adoption: parent, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandparent,
uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, great grandparent, great uncle, great aunt,
stepbrother, stepsister, stepson, stepdaughter, stepparent or first cousin.
(Source: P.A. 101-48, eff. 1-1-20