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Public Act 096-0353




Public Act 096-0353
HB0068 Enrolled LRB096 03185 DRJ 13202 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act is
amended by changing Section 70 as follows:
    (210 ILCS 9/70)
    Sec. 70. Service requirements. An establishment must
provide all mandatory services and may provide optional
services, including medication reminders, supervision of
self-administered medication and medication administration as
defined by this Section and nonmedical services defined by
rule, whether provided directly by the establishment or by
another entity arranged for by the establishment with the
consent of the resident or the resident's representative.
    For the purposes of this Section, "medication reminders"
means reminding residents to take pre-dispensed,
self-administered medication, observing the resident, and
documenting whether or not the resident took the medication.
    For the purposes of this Section, "supervision of
self-administered medication" means assisting the resident
with self-administered medication using any combination of the
following: reminding residents to take medication, reading the
medication label to residents, checking the self-administered
medication dosage against the label of the medication,
confirming that residents have obtained and are taking the
dosage as prescribed, and documenting in writing that the
resident has taken (or refused to take) the medication. If
residents are physically unable to open the container, the
container may be opened for them. Supervision of
self-administered medication shall be under the direction of a
licensed health care professional.
    For the purposes of this Section, "medication
administration" refers to a licensed health care professional
employed by an establishment engaging in administering insulin
and vitamin B-12 injections, oral medications, topical
treatments, eye and ear drops, or nitroglycerin patches.
Non-licensed staff may not administer any medication.
    The Department shall specify by rule procedures for
medication reminders, supervision of self-administered
medication, and medication administration.
    Nothing in this Act shall preclude a physician licensed
under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 to practice medicine in
all its branches from providing services within the scope of
his or her license to any resident.
(Source: P.A. 94-256, eff. 7-19-05.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/13/2009