(305 ILCS 5/5-5a)
(from Ch. 23, par. 5-5a)
Waiver for home and community-based services.
shall apply for a waiver from the United States Health Care Financing
Administration to allow payment for home and community-based services under
The Department, in cooperation with the Department on Aging, the Department
of Human Services and any other relevant State, local or
government agency, may establish a nursing home pre-screening program to
determine whether the applicant, eligible for medical assistance under this
Article, may use home and community-based services as a reasonable,
lower-cost alternative form of care. For the purpose of this Section,
"home and community-based services" may include, but are not limited to,
those services provided under subsection (f) of Section 3 of the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities Act and Section 4 of the Illinois Act on the Aging.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)