Premise Alert Program
OverviewThe Illinois Premise Alert Program Act (430 ILCS 132) allows individuals with special needs, their families or caregivers, to provide information to police, fire and EMS personnel describing what special considerations may be required when responding to that individual's residence or place of work. The complete PAP Act.
Who Qualifies?The Premise Alert Program (PAP) seeks to provide
individuals with disabilities or special needs the same access to public safety services that is provided to all citizens. The Premise Alert Program defines "disability" as an individual's physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities. The PAP defines "special needs" as those individuals who have or are at an increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by individuals generally.