(20 ILCS 2310/2310-77)
Chronic Disease Nutrition and Outcomes Advisory Commission.
(a) Subject to appropriation, the Chronic Disease Nutrition and Outcomes Advisory Commission is created to advise the Department on how best to incorporate nutrition as a chronic disease management strategy into State health policy to avoid Medicaid hospitalizations, and how to measure health care outcomes that will likely be required by new federal legislation.
(b) The Commission shall consist of all of the following members:
(1) One member of the Senate appointed by the
President of the Senate and one member of the Senate appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
(2) One member of the House of Representatives
appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
(3) Five members appointed by the Governor as follows:
(A) One representative of a not-for-profit social
service agency that provides clinical nutrition services to individuals with HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases.
(B) One representative of a teaching medical
hospital that collaborates with community social service providers.
(C) One representative of a social service agency
that provides outreach, counseling, and housing for chronically ill individuals.
(D) One person who is a licensed physician with
expertise in treating individuals with chronic illnesses, including heart disease, hypertension, and HIV/AIDS, among others.
(E) One representative of a not-for-profit
community based agency that provides direct care, supportive services, and education related to chronic illnesses, including heart disease, hypertension, and HIV/AIDS, among others.
Each Commission member shall serve for a term of 3 years and until his or her successor is appointed. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.
(c) The Commission shall meet to organize and select a chairperson upon appointment of a majority of the members. The chairperson shall be elected by a majority vote of the members appointed to the Commission. The Commission shall meet at least 4 times a year at the call of the chairperson. Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred as a result of their duties as members of the Commission from funds appropriated to the Department for that purpose.
(d) The Commission shall submit an annual report to the Department on or before July 1, 2011 and on or before July 1 of each year thereafter with its recommendations.
(e) The Department shall provide administrative and staff support to the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 96-1502, eff. 1-27-11.)