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Resources

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.

National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resourse Center

Coalition to Protect America’s Elders

National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform

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

Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act

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.

CHILD TRAUMA

Crimes against Children Research Center

The Child Trauma Academy

DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Public Citizen

National Safety Council

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)

CANCER – TYPES, TREATMENT OPTIONS AND OUTCOMES

www.cancer.gov

WORKPLACE SAFETY

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)