ILLINOIS REGISTER 8833
HEALTH FACILITIES PLANNING BOARD
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
"Acute Dialysis" means dialysis given on an intensive care, inpatient basis to
patients suffering from (presumably reversible) acute renal failure, or to patients
with chronic renal failure with serious complications.
"Acute Mental Illness" means a crisis state or an acute phase of one or more
specific psychiatric disorders in which a person displays one or more specific
psychiatric symptoms of such severity as to prohibit effective functioning in any
community setting. Persons who are acutely mentally ill may be admitted to an
acute mental illness facility or unit under the provisions of the Mental Health and
Developmental Disabilities Code [405 ILCS 5], which determines the specific
requirements for admission by age and type of admission.
"Acute Mental Illness Facility" or "Acute Mental Illness Unit" means a facility or
a distinct unit in a facility that provides a program of acute mental illness
treatment service (as defined in this Section); that is designed, equipped,
organized and operated to deliver inpatient and supportive acute mental illness
treatment services; and that is licensed by the Department of Public Health under
the Hospital Licensing Act [210 ILCS 85] or is a facility operated or maintained
by the State or a State agency.
"Acute Mental Illness Treatment Service" means a category of service that
provides a program of care for those persons suffering from acute mental illness.
These services are provided in a highly structured setting in a distinct psychiatric
unit of a general hospital, in a private psychiatric hospital, or in a State-operated
facility to individuals who are severely mentally ill and in a state of acute crisis, in
an effort to stabilize the individual and either effect his or her quick placement in
a less restrictive setting or reach a determination that extended treatment is
needed. Acute mental illness is typified by an average length of stay of 45 days or
less for adults and 60 days or less for children and adolescents.
"Admissions" means the number of patients accepted for inpatient service during
a 12-month period; the newborn are not included.
"Adult Catheterization" means the cardiac catheterization of patients 15 years of
age and older.
"Adverse Action" means a disciplinary action taken by Illinois Department of
Public Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or any other State or
federal agency against a person or entity that owns and/or operates a licensed or
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