(30 ILCS 596/5)
    Sec. 5. Purpose and policy.
    (a) Recognizing that the loss of vital social services causes turmoil and harm for the people of our State, the General Assembly supports: responsible fiscal foresight and planning to prevent such losses, advance notice to the public when losses to vital services are unavoidable, and addressing uncertainty in the State's contracting practices, all of which affect service providers' fiscal stability, employment capacity, and economic contributions to the State.
    (b) It is the purpose of this Act and is declared to be the policy of the State that the principles of fair and responsible business practices shall be applicable to provider agencies delivering social services on behalf of the State; and that Illinoisans shall be advised in advance of service reductions to programs that are designed to ensure the health, safety, education, or welfare of Illinois residents.
(Source: P.A. 100-153, eff. 8-18-17.)