(20 ILCS 505/5a)
(from Ch. 23, par. 5005a)
Reimbursable services for which the Department of Children and
Family Services shall pay 100% of the reasonable cost pursuant to a written
contract negotiated between the Department and the agency furnishing the
services (which shall include but not be limited to the determination of
reasonable cost, the services being purchased and the duration of the
agreement) include, but are not limited to:
Child Care Service, including day care;
Field Work Students;
Intake or Evaluation, or both;
Social Work or Counselling, or both;
Professional Fees and Contract Service Payments;
Telephone and Telegram;
Equipment and Other Fixed Assets, including amortization
Supervision and Consultation;
Inspection and Monitoring for purposes of issuing
Determination of Children who are eligible
for federal or other reimbursement;
Postage and Shipping;
Outside Printing, Artwork, etc.;
Subscriptions and Reference Publications;
Management and General Expense.
Reimbursement of administrative costs other than inspection and monitoring
for purposes of issuing licenses may not exceed 20% of the costs
for other services.
The Department may offer services to any child or family with respect to whom a report of suspected child abuse or neglect has been called in to the hotline after completion of a family assessment as provided under subsection (a-5) of Section 7.4 of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act and the Department has determined that services are needed to address the safety of the child and other family members and the risk of subsequent maltreatment. Acceptance of such services shall be voluntary.
All Object Expenses, Service Activities and Administrative
Costs are allowable.
If a survey instrument is used in the rate setting process:
(a) with respect to any day care centers, it shall be
limited to those agencies which receive reimbursement from the State;
(b) the cost survey instrument shall be promulgated
(c) any requirements of the respondents shall be
(d) all screens, limits or other tests of
reasonableness, allowability and reimbursability shall be promulgated by rule;
(e) adjustments may be made by the Department to
rates when it determines that reported wage and salary levels are insufficient to attract capable caregivers in sufficient numbers.
The Department of Children and Family Services may pay 100% of the
reasonable costs of research and valuation
focused exclusively on services to youth in care. Such research projects must be approved, in advance, by
the Director of the Department.
In addition to reimbursements otherwise provided for in this Section,
the Department of Human Services shall, in accordance with annual written
advance quarterly disbursements to local public agencies for child day care
services with funds appropriated from the Local Effort Day Care Fund.
Neither the Department of Children and Family Services nor the
Department of Human Services shall pay or approve reimbursement for
day care in a facility which is operating without a valid license or permit,
except in the case of day care homes or day care centers which are exempt from
the licensing requirements of the "Child Care Act of 1969".
(Source: P.A. 100-159, eff. 8-18-17.)