TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER IV: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER a: GENERAL PROGRAM PROVISIONS
PART 530 CRITERIA FOR THE EVALUATION OF PROGRAMS OF SERVICES IN COMMUNITY REHABILITATION AGENCIES
SECTION 530.110 ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION
Section 530.110 Organization & Administration
a) Corporate Status
The agency must be a legally constituted, corporate entity or an entity operated by a state or political subdivision of a state under an appropriate Federal, state or local statute.
b) Governing Body
1) The governing body's responsibility for establishing the organization's mission, policies, and necessary financial support must be in writing.
2) The membership of the governing body shall be broadly representative of the community. Suggested representation would include Business, Education, Accounting, and Consumer.
3) The governing body shall employ a full-time Director and delegate to that person the authority and responsibility for the management of the agency in accordance with established policies.
4) The governing body or its executive committee, the Director, and invited staff shall meet at least quarterly.
5) The governing body shall review and approve the agency budget and the independent, certified audit annually and the income and expense reports at least quarterly.
6) As part of the constitution or bylaws, the governing body shall have a policy guarding against possible conflicts of interest between its members and the operation of the agency.
7) The agency must have insurance to protect assets and to ensure compensation for staff, individuals with disabilities, volunteers, and the public, in the event such compensation would be required for occurrences for which the agency is liable. There shall be documentation that the governing body reviews the insurance profile annually after consultation with professional insurance representatives.
1) The agency shall complete an annual written evaluation of all its programs and services that shows evidence of:
A) maintenance of safe and accessible program;
B) a review of the quality and appropriateness of the services offered;
C) a review of the effectiveness of the services as measured by outcomes achieved; and
D) customer satisfaction with the services received and employment outcomes achieved.
2) Staff shall receive in-service training in accordance with the agency's policies and procedures.
3) The agency shall employ staff members in such numbers and of such types to meet the needs of the individuals served in a manner consistent with the purposes and objectives of the organization.
4) The agency shall have public information materials that identify:
A) the programs and services available;
B) the population to be served;
C) how programs and services can be obtained; and
D) its non-discrimination policy.
d) Federal and State Regulations
1) The agency shall offer programs and services that are accessible to persons with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 USC 794), the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 USC 12001), and the Illinois Accessibility Code (71 Ill. Adm. Code 400).
2) The agency shall engage in an Affirmative Action Program that provides documentation of its non-discrimination policy and staff characteristics as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 USC 794).
3) The agency shall show evidence of compliance with both federal and State Department of Labor rules and regulations governing wage reimbursement and the Workers' Compensation Act [820 ILCS 305].
4) The agency shall comply with the Department of Human Services rules regarding Fiscal/Administrative Recordkeeping and Requirements (89 Ill. Adm. Code 509).
(Source: Amended at 24 Ill. Reg. 18132, effective November 30, 2000)