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§ 3. As used in this Act unless the context otherwise requires:
a. “Department” means the Department of Public Health of the State of Illinois.
b. “Resident” means a person residing in and receiving personal care from a long term care facility, or residing in a mental health facility or developmental disability facility as defined in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. 1
c. “Long term care facility” has the same meaning ascribed to such term in the Nursing Home Care Act, 2 except that the term as used in this Act shall include any mental health facility or developmental disability facility as defined in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. The term also includes any facility licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act, the MC/DD Act, or the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013.
d. “Abuse” means any physical injury, sexual abuse or mental injury inflicted on a resident other than by accidental means.
e. “Neglect” means a failure in a long term care facility to provide adequate medical or personal care or maintenance, which failure results in physical or mental injury to a resident or in the deterioration of a resident's physical or mental condition.
f. “Protective services” means services provided to a resident who has been abused or neglected, which may include, but are not limited to alternative temporary institutional placement, nursing care, counseling, other social services provided at the nursing home where the resident resides or at some other facility, personal care and such protective services of voluntary agencies as are available.
g. Unless the context otherwise requires, direct or indirect references in this Act to the programs, personnel, facilities, services, service providers, or service recipients of the Department of Human Services shall be construed to refer only to those programs, personnel, facilities, services, service providers, or service recipients that pertain to the Department of Human Services' mental health and developmental disabilities functions.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Illinois Statutes Chapter 210. Health Facilities and Regulation § 30/3. Definitions - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/il/chapter-210-health-facilities-and-regulation/il-st-sect-210-30-3.html
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