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Notifications

Run by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA), all four Illinois Veterans’ Homes are fully staffed by long-term care professionals and volunteers from veteran service organizations and the local community, who provide many additional supporting services and activities to the veterans.

Each Home is licensed by IDPH and certified by the US Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center of jurisdiction. The Homes work closely with the local health care community to ensure that each resident’s specific health care needs are available and met.

Public Act 100-0632 amends the Department of Veterans' Affairs Act to require that, if an Illinois Veterans Home administrator or a member of the administrative staff is notified that, within one month or less, two or more persons residing within the Veterans Home are diagnosed with an infectious disease, then, within 24 hours after the facility is notified of the second diagnosis, the Illinois Veterans Home must:

  1. Provide a written notification of the incidence of the infectious disease to each resident of the facility and the resident's emergency contact or next of kin

  2. Post a notification of the incidence of the infectious disease in a conspicuous place near the main entrance to the Illinois Veterans Home

  3. Provide a written notification to the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Department of Public Health of the incidence of the infectious disease and of compliance with the notification requirements concerning residents and the resident's emergency contact or next of kin.

  4. In addition to the initial written notifications, IDVA and IDPH must post the notification of the incidence of the infectious disease, any updates, and any options that are available to the residents on their websites.



Notification DateTitleNotification TypeFacilityInfection Reported

Anna

1/3/2020January 3rd 2020 - Anna InitialAnnaPneumonia
1/17/2020January 17th 2020 - Anna Update to Incident on 1/3/2020AnnaPneumonia

LaSalle

1/3/2020January 3rd 2020 - LaSalle InitialLaSallePneumonia

Quincy

1/6/2020January 6th 2020 - Quincy InitialQuincyPneumonia
1/16/2020January 16th 2020 - Quincy Update to Incident on 1/6/2020QuincyPneumonia
1/21/2020January 21st 2020 - Quincy Update to Incident on 1/6/2020QuincyPneumonia