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Should smoking be allowed in private rooms in nursing and long-term care facilities?

Question asked by Mark Employee on May 15, 2018
Latest reply on May 17, 2018 by Sootie

According to: Smoke-free Illinois - A Guide for Workplaces 

 

Exemptions to the Smoke-free Illinois Act:

  • Private and semi-private rooms in nursing homes and long-term care facilities are exempt under the Smoke-free Illinois Act. These facilities, however, must comply with statutes and administrative rules under which the facility is licensed and the fire protection and life safety codes included in those rules.
  • If it is a facility operated under the authority of Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs or licensed under Nursing Home Care Act then they need to have a smoking room accessible to residents.

 

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