(a) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a resident, a resident’s plenary guardian of the person, or the parent of a resident under the age of 18 must consent in writing on a notification and consent form prescribed by the Department to the authorized electronic monitoring in the resident’s room. If the resident has not affirmatively objected to the authorized electronic monitoring and the resident’s physician determines that the resident lacks the ability to understand and appreciate the nature and consequences of electronic monitoring, the following individuals may consent on behalf of the resident, in order of priority:
         (1) a health care agent named under the Illinois
    
Power of Attorney Act;
        (2) a resident's representative, as defined in
    
Section 5 of this Act;
        (3) the resident's spouse;

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 210 ILCS 32/15

  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.

         (4) the resident's parent;
         (5) the resident's adult child who has the written
    
consent of the other adult children of the resident to act as the sole decision maker regarding authorized electronic monitoring; or
        (6) the resident's adult brother or sister who has
    
the written consent of the other adult siblings of the resident to act as the sole decision maker regarding authorized electronic monitoring.
    (a-5) Prior to another person, other than a resident's plenary guardian of the person, consenting on behalf of a resident 18 years of age or older in accordance with this Section, the resident must be asked by that person, in the presence of a facility employee, if he or she wants authorized electronic monitoring to be conducted. The person must explain to the resident:
         (1) the type of electronic monitoring device to be
    
used;
        (2) the standard conditions that may be placed on the
    
electronic monitoring device's use, including those listed in paragraph (7) of subsection (b) of Section 20;
        (3) with whom the recording may be shared according
    
to Section 45; and
        (4) the resident's ability to decline all recording.
     For the purposes of this subsection, a resident affirmatively objects when he or she orally, visually, or through the use of auxiliary aids or services declines authorized electronic monitoring. The resident's response must be documented on the notification and consent form.
     (b) A resident or roommate may consent to authorized electronic monitoring with any conditions of the resident's choosing, including, but not limited to, the list of standard conditions provided in paragraph (7) of subsection (b) of Section 20. A resident or roommate may request that the electronic monitoring device be turned off or the visual recording component of the electronic monitoring device be blocked at any time.
     (c) Prior to the authorized electronic monitoring, a resident must obtain the written consent of any other resident residing in the room on the notification and consent form prescribed by the Department. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a roommate, a roommate's plenary guardian of the person, or the parent of a roommate under the age of 18 must consent in writing to the authorized electronic monitoring in the resident's room. If the roommate has not affirmatively objected to the authorized electronic monitoring in accordance with subsection (a-5) and the roommate's physician determines that the roommate lacks the ability to understand and appreciate the nature and consequences of electronic monitoring, the following individuals may consent on behalf of the roommate, in order of priority:
         (1) a health care agent named under the Illinois
    
Power of Attorney Act;
        (2) a roommate's resident's representative, as
    
defined in Section 5 of this Act;
        (3) the roommate's spouse;
         (4) the roommate's parent;
         (5) the roommate's adult child who has the written
    
consent of the other adult children of the resident to act as the sole decision maker regarding authorized electronic monitoring; or
        (6) the roommate's adult brother or sister who has
    
the written consent of the other adult siblings of the resident to act as the sole decision maker regarding authorized electronic monitoring.
    (c-5) Consent by a roommate under subsection (c) authorizes the resident's use of any recording obtained under this Act, as provided in Section 45 of this Act.
     (c-7) Any resident previously conducting authorized electronic monitoring must obtain consent from any new roommate before the resident may resume authorized electronic monitoring. If a new roommate does not consent to authorized electronic monitoring and the resident conducting the authorized electronic monitoring does not remove or disable the electronic monitoring device, the facility shall turn off the device.
     (d) Consent may be withdrawn by the resident or roommate at any time, and the withdrawal of consent shall be documented in the resident's clinical record. If a roommate withdraws consent and the resident conducting the authorized electronic monitoring does not remove or disable the electronic monitoring device, the facility may turn off the electronic monitoring device.
     (e) If a resident who is residing in a shared room wants to conduct authorized electronic monitoring and another resident living in or moving into the same shared room refuses to consent to the use of an electronic monitoring device, the facility shall make a reasonable attempt to accommodate the resident who wants to conduct authorized electronic monitoring. A facility has met the requirement to make a reasonable attempt to accommodate a resident who wants to conduct authorized electronic monitoring when upon notification that a roommate has not consented to the use of an electronic monitoring device in his or her room, the facility offers to move either resident to another shared room that is available at the time of the request. If a resident chooses to reside in a private room in order to accommodate the use of an electronic monitoring device, the resident must pay the private room rate. If a facility is unable to accommodate a resident due to lack of space, the facility must reevaluate the request every 2 weeks until the request is fulfilled.