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Health Care Regulation

  • Assisted Living The Division of Assisted Living is responsible for all state licensure and survey processes for Assisted Living and Shared Housing establishments. Regulations were adopted in December of 2001 and IDPH began licensing establishments in July of 2002. The Office is located in the Springfield Central Office. The division is comprised of a Division Chief, Health Facilities Nurse
  • Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Overview Welcome to the Illinois Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Program. The program's mission is to ensure the highest quality of laboratory testing is performed in the state through the use of education and enforcement of state and federal CLIA regulations. Services Under CLIA, a laboratory is defined as a facility that performs testing on materials
  • File a Health Care Complaint The Department investigates quality of care issues, such as allegations of actual or potential harm to patients, patient rights, infection control, and medication errors. The Department also investigates allegations or harm or potential harm due to an unsafe physical (building) environment.
  • Health Care Facilities & Programs When using health care facilities in Illinois, patients and their families can be assured quality of care standards have been established to ensure facilities provide health care services in a clean and safe environment that meets their physical, mental and psychological needs. Depending on the health care provider, the Office of Health Care Regulation may license, inspect or
  • Health Care Worker Registry The Health Care Worker Registry lists individuals with a background check conducted pursuant to the Health Care Worker Background Check Act (225 ILCS 46). It shows training information for certified nursing assistants (CNA) and other health care workers. Additionally, it displays administrative findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriations of property. It is maintained by
  • Life Care Facilities Program In response to growing national concerns regarding the financial stability of facilities offering residency and health care to the elderly, the Illinois General Assembly enacted the Illinois Life Care Facilities Act (210 ILCS 40/1 et seq.) in 1982. The act authorizes the Illinois Department of Public Health to regulate residency agreements, referred to as "Life Care
  • Life Safety & Construction The Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Health Care Regulation, Division of Life Safety and Construction, conducts licensure and certification surveys for licensed healthcare facilities. The Division is made up of two sections, the Design and Construction Section and the Field Services Section. The Design and Construction Section is responsible for plan reviews for
  • Nursing Homes Long Term Care COVID-19 Guidance **To file a complaint, download the Healthcare Facilities Complaint Form** **Illinois Veterans Homes Surveys can be found here** Illinois has approximately 1,200 long-term care facilities serving more than 100,000 residents, from the young to the elderly. These facilities are licensed, regulated and inspected by the Illinois Department of