TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER XX: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
PART 509 FISCAL/ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDKEEPING AND REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 509.50 FUNDING SUSPENSION
Section 509.50 Funding Suspension
a) The Department may suspend funds to the provider for any of the following reasons:
1) Denying Departmental staff reasonable access to records required under this Part or any other applicable rule of the Department (i.e., records pertaining to the activities and responsibilities of the provider necessary to document the use of Department funds or responsibilities of the provider relative to the management of Department funds);
2) Failure to implement mutually agreed upon, written corrective actions that resulted from findings and recommendations related to a Departmental initiated review. Providers will be given a reasonable amount of time to implement corrective actions. Normally this would be three to six months;
3) When the Department has information, either from Department fiscal/administrative reviews or from an independent audit, that leads to a reasonable conclusion that the provider is in substantial non-compliance with generally accepted accounting principles or is otherwise unable to protect and account for Department funds;
4) A founded complaint or report from another State agency that impacts directly or indirectly on Department of Human Services programs.
b) During the period of suspension, funds earned by the provider will continue to accrue and will be released by the Department once the provider complies with the conditions that caused the funding suspension or the Secretary determines that the suspension should be removed in accordance with Section 509.65. Release of funds is contingent on the Department's authority to pay for service (e.g., reimbursement for a prior fiscal year after the close of the lapse period would be outside the Department's authority).
(Source: Amended at 26 Ill. Reg. 8547, effective May 31, 2002)