(305 ILCS 5/5-5a) (from Ch. 23, par. 5-5a)
    Sec. 5-5a. Waiver for home and community-based services. The Department shall apply for a waiver from the United States Health Care Financing Administration to allow payment for home and community-based services under this Article.
    The Department, in cooperation with the Department on Aging, the Department of Human Services and any other relevant State, local or federal 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.)