Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Community-Integrated Living Arrangements Licensure and Certification Act. Sets forth certain triggers that shall initiate a review of an agency's license by the Department of Human Services, as well as a review of its service agreement for funding. Provides that by December 31, 2011, the Department shall adopt rules that govern the assignment and operations of monitors and receiverships for community-integrated living arrangements wherein the Department has identified systemic risks to individuals served. Provides that by July 1, 2011, the Department shall require all of its community developmental services agencies to conduct required registry checks on employees at the time of hire and every 6 months thereafter during employment and that if an employee's name has been placed on a registry with disqualifying convictions or substantiated cases of abuse or neglect, then the employment must be terminated. Sets forth a provision concerning transparency for individuals and guardians. Makes other changes.
Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as Paul's Law. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall adopt rules to establish the process by which the determination to initiate a review of an agency shall be made and the timeframe to initiate a review upon the making of such determination. Provides that in collaboration with the Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Public Health, the Department of Human Services shall establish a waiver process from the prohibition of employment or termination of employment requirements. Sets forth a provision concerning the designation of a representative. Makes other changes.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the engrossed bill and the changes made by Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 and the following changes. Includes language providing that standards for background checks with regard to disqualifying substantiated cases of abuse or neglect for the Department of Children and Family Services' State Central Register shall be found in the Department of Children and Family Services' rules. Provides that disqualifying convictions or disqualifying substantiated cases of abuse or neglect for the Health Care Worker Registry are defined by the Health Care Worker Background Check Act and the Department's standards for abuse and neglect investigations in the Department of Human Services Act. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall take immediate actions to streamline the process for checking the State Central Register for employees hired by community developmental services agencies referenced in the Act and that these actions may include establishing a website for registry checks or establishing a registry check process similar to the Health Care Worker Registry. Effective immediately.