ILLINOIS REGISTER 3479
HEALTH FACILITIES PLANNING BOARD
NOTICE OF ADOPTED AMENDMENTS
(Source: Amended at 33 Ill. Reg. 3312, effective February 6, 2009)
Section 1110.2720 Children's Respite Care Center Alternative Health Care Model –
a) "Children's Respite Care Alternative Health Care Model" means a category of
service for the provision of respite care to medically frail or technologically
dependent children within a children's respite care center. Children cannot exceed
age 18 and length of stay must be 14 days or less.
b) "Children's Respite Care Center" means a facility physically separate and apart
from any other facility licensed by the Department of Public Health under the
Alternative Health Care Delivery Act or any other Act and which is established
and designed to provide a home-like environment to medically
frail/technologically dependent children who are placed within the facility for
short durations in order to provide a respite for the caregiver(s). The facility must
provide at a minimum, out- of-home respite care, hospital to home training for
families and caregivers; short term transitional care to facilitate placement and
training for foster care parents; parent and family support groups (Section 35 of
the Alternative Health Care Delivery Act [210 ILCS 3/35]).
c) "Medically Frail or Medically Fragile Child" means a child who requires a
particular medical device to compensate for the use of a body function and who
must be constantly assessed and monitored and have the necessary health care
readily available to avert death or further disability.
d) "Out-of-Home Respite Care" means care provided in a facility setting to a
clinically stable individual whose medical condition does not require major
diagnostic procedures or therapeutic interventions and who normally receives
such care in a home environment for the purposes of providing a respite to the
caregiver from the responsibilities of providing such care.
e) "Short Term Transitional Care" means care provided to an individual on an
interim basis to allow for the training of the home caregiver or to allow the
relocation of the patient from one care environment to another.
f) "Technologically Dependent or Technology Dependent Child" means a child who
has a chronic health-related condition and whose survival and quality of life is
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