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(305 ILCS 40/5)
(from Ch. 23, par. 7100-5)
As used in this Act, unless the
context requires otherwise:
"Applicant" means an eligible individual who makes a
payment of at least $1 in a quarter to a nursing home.
"Application" means the receipt by a nursing home
of at least $1 from an eligible
individual that is a resident of the home.
"Department" means the Department of Revenue.
"Director" means the Director of the Department of Revenue.
"Distribution agent" means a nursing home that is residence to one or more
eligible individuals, which receives an application from one or more
applicants for participation in the Nursing Home Grant
Assistance Program provided for by this Act, and is thereby
designated as distributing agent by such applicant or
applicants, and which is thereby authorized by virtue of its
license to receive from the Department and distribute
to eligible individuals residing in the nursing home
Nursing Home Grant Assistance payments under this Act.
"Qualified distribution agent" means a distribution agent that the
Department of Public Health has certified to the Department of Revenue to
be a licensed nursing home in good standing.
"Eligible individual" means an individual eligible for
a nursing home grant assistance payment because he or she meets
each of the following requirements:
(1) The individual resides, after June 30, 1992, in a
nursing home as defined in this Act.
(2) For each day for which nursing home grant
assistance is sought, the individual's nursing home care was not paid for, in whole or in part, by a federal, State, or combined federal-State medical care program; the receipt of Medicare Part B benefits does not make a person ineligible for nursing home grant assistance.
(3) The individual's annual adjusted gross income,
after payment of any expenses for nursing home care, does not exceed 250% of the federal poverty guidelines for an individual as published annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for purposes of determining Medicaid eligibility.
"Fund" means the Nursing Home Grant Assistance Fund.
"Nursing home" means a skilled nursing or intermediate long term care
facility that is subject to licensure by the Illinois Department of Public
Health under the Nursing Home Care Act, the ID/DD Community Care Act, or the MC/DD Act.
"Occupied bed days" means the sum for all beds of
the number of days during a quarter for which grant
assistance is sought under this Act on which a bed is
occupied by an individual.
(Source: P.A. 99-180, eff. 7-29-15.)