NURSING HOMES AND OTHER LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES
Illinois Nursing Home Hotline – If you suspect abuse or neglect of an Illinois resident of a long term care facility, call 1-800-252-4343 to speak with a representative of the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Illinois Department of Public Health – Information, identifying ownership, number and type of residents, funding sources accepted, and survey and complaint investigation information concerning facilities operating in Illinois.
Nursing Home Compare – Information about facilities operating in specific geographic areas within Illinois, including Medicare and Medicaid participation, number of beds, type of ownership, certain quality indicators, health deficiencies noted and relevant nurse staffing hours devoted to residents each day compared with the State and National averages.
42 U.S.C. 1396r – Medicaid Statue concerning Nursing Home Quality of Care.
42 U.S.C. 1395i-3 – Medicare Statute concerning Nursing Home Quality of Care.
Federal Regulations (OBRA) – Enacted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for States and Long Term Care Facilities.
PHYSICIANS AND OTHER HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
Licensure and disciplinary – actions involving Illinois Healthcare Professionals
Clinical Practice Guidelines – for Primary Care Practitioners
Clinical Practice Guidelines – applicable to healthcare practitioners regarding various medical conditions (published by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Health and Disability Advocates – Providing advise and individual representation to clients, including children and adults, in the areas of Social Security, SSI, Children’s SSI, SSDI, Medicare, Medicaid and Insurance Law.
Equip for Equality – Advancing the Human & Civil Rights of People with Developmental Disabilities in Illinois.
Access Living – promoting the independence and the inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of community life.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – Automobile Safety
DEFECTIVE PHARMACEUTICALS AND MEDICAL DEVICES
Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts – Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
TOXIC CHEMICALS AND SUBSTANCES
Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances – National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)