Illinois State Laws and Regulations

Illinois Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Employee Confidentiality Agreement
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  • Client Records Checklist
  • Quality Assurance
  • Initial Training Requirements
Overview

A list of overall rules and regulations for Illinois. Click on the appropriate question to expand for more information.

What kinds of facilities require a license?
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What kinds of facilities provide addiction services in Illinois and what are the levels of care?
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What does it mean to be "licensed" or "accredited" in this industry?
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Licensing

A list of rules and regulations for Illinois with regards to licensing. Click on the appropriate question to expand for more information.

Which body authorizes and oversees substance abuse treatment facilities in the State of Illinois?
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What information must be provided in an application for a license?
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What kinds of licenses are available?
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Can a facility offer services off-site?
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When can a facility make referrals to other service providers?
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How long does the licensing process usually take?
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Does a license have to be renewed?
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On-Site Review

A list of rules and regulations for Illinois with regards to on-site reviews. Click on the appropriate question to expand for more information.

What kinds of inspections might there be for licensure determination?
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How can a facility prepare for inspections, on-site reviews and audits?
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What kinds of changes could affect licensing once granted?
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What are the sanctions for failing to meet a regulatory requirement?
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Zoning and Land Use

A list of rules and regulations for Illinoiswith regards to zoning and land use. Click on the appropriate question to expand for more information.

What are the protections afforded to small group homes used for the purpose of residential substance abuse treatment?
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Are there any proximity restrictions regulating how close treatment centers may be to each other? Can I open a residential treatment center right next to one that is already there?
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What are the basic physical plant requirements for treatment facilities?
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Care, Treatment, and Services

A list of rules and regulations for Illinois with regards to care, treatment, and services. Click on the appropriate question to expand for more information.

What information should be provided to the patient and what should an admissions agreement contain?
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What pre-admission screening is required for facilities in Illinois?
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How does a facility decide whether a patient fits a particular level of care and what services will be received?
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What types of non-medical services might be part of a treatment plan?
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What should go in a treatment plan?
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What is a Continued Stay Review?
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What rules govern administration and dispensing of patient medications?
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What rights are guaranteed to patients?
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What grounds are needed in order to dismiss a patient from a program?
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How do I plan for a successful discharge?
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I need to discharge a patient that relapsed, but am I at risk if he or she overdoses tonight and how can I protect myself?
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How must clients’ privacy be protected?
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Can a substance abuse facility have medical staff?
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Payment and Marketing

A list of rules and regulations for Illinois with regards to payment and marketing. Click on the appropriate question to expand for more information.

How should I respond to patients who are unable to pay the required deductibles? Can I waive a patient’s financial responsibility?
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What are the key issues insurers raise to demand recoupment of fees from substance abuse treatment programs?
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What marketing practices are prohibited?
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What are the limits of gift giving to potential referral sources?
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What kind of benefits can I offer existing or new patients?
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Recovery Residences

A list of rules and regulations for Illinois with regards to recovery residences. Click on the appropriate question to expand for more information.

What is a recovery or sober living home?
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Do we need a license to open a recovery or sober living home?
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When can a licensed recovery home make referrals to other service providers?
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How long does the licensing process for recovery homes usually take?
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Does a recovery home license have to be renewed?
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What kinds of inspections might there be for recovery home licensure determination?
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How can a recovery home prepare for inspections, on-site reviews and audits?
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What kinds of services can a recovery homes and sober living facilities offer?
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What are the protections afforded by federal law to small group homes used for the purpose of sober living?
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What plant safety requirements affect recovery homes?
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Can local governments put special restrictions on recovery homes and sober living facilities?
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What other aspects should I consider before choosing a location for our recovery home or sober living facility?
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What would our obligations to residents be?
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What kind of agreement should we ask our residents to sign?
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Can we insist on drug tests and searches?
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Can a recovery home or sober living facility bill insurance for required and/or random drug testing?
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Can we make residents' obligations contractually enforceable?
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What kind of ownership and staffing structures are common with these types of residential arrangements?
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Are there any other organizations where we could find more information?
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Reminder:

The information provided in this FAQ is intended to provide general information only and does not constitute legal counsel or advice. Members are encouraged to seek their own independent legal counsel to establish compliant policies, procedures, and programs.

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