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Public Act 095-0427




Public Act 095-0427
SB1245 Enrolled LRB095 11057 CMK 31380 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities Administrative Act is amended by changing
Sections 4.3 and 70 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 1705/4.3)  (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100-4.3)
    Sec. 4.3. Site visits and inspections.
    (a) (Blank).
    (b) The Department shall establish a system of regular and
ongoing annual on-site inspections that shall occur at least
annually of each facility under its jurisdiction. The
inspections shall be conducted by the Department's central
office to:
        (1) Determine facility compliance with Department
    policies and procedures;
        (2) Determine facility compliance with audit
        (3) Evaluate facility compliance with applicable
    federal standards;
        (4) Review and follow up on complaints made by
    community mental health agencies and advocates, and on
    findings of the Human Rights Authority division of the
    Guardianship and Advocacy Commission; and
        (5) Review administrative and management problems
    identified by other sources; and .
        (6) Identify and prevent abuse and neglect.
(Source: P.A. 92-111, eff. 1-1-02.)
    (20 ILCS 1705/70)
    Sec. 70. Monitoring by closed circuit television. The
Department of Human Services as successor to the Department of
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities may install
closed circuit televisions in quiet rooms in institutions
supervised or operated by the Department to monitor patients in
those quiet rooms. The Department shall study current and
potential uses of electronic monitoring and recording for the
purpose of preventing and identifying abuse and neglect within
State-operated developmental centers and developmental
disabilities services programs funded, certified, or licensed
by the Department of Human Services but not those centers or
programs licensed by another State agency, and shall report to
the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2008, with
recommendations on the feasibility of increasing utilization
of electronic monitoring and recording for purposes of
preventing and identifying abuse and neglect. Nothing in this
Section shall be construed to supersede or interfere with any
current provisions in the Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities Code concerning the observation and monitoring of
(Source: P.A. 90-444, eff. 8-16-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2008