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410 ILCS 405/6
(410 ILCS 405/6)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6956)
ADA Advisory Committee.
There is created the Alzheimer's
Disease Advisory Committee consisting of 23 voting members appointed by the
Director of the Department, as well as 5 nonvoting members as hereinafter
provided in this Section. The Director or his designee shall serve as one
of the 23 voting members and as
the Chairman of the Committee. Those appointed as voting members shall
include persons who are experienced in
research and the delivery of services to individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder and their families.
Such members shall include 3 physicians licensed to practice medicine in all of
its branches, one
representative of a licensed hospital, one registered nurse with a specialty in geriatric or dementia care, one
representative of a long term care facility under the Nursing Home Care
Act, one representative of a long term care facility under the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, one representative from a supportive living facility specially serving individuals with dementia, one representative of a home care agency serving individuals with dementia, one representative of a hospice with a specialty in palliative care for dementia, one representative of an area
agency on aging as defined by Section 3.07 of the Illinois Act on the
Aging, one representative from a leading advocacy organization serving individuals with Alzheimer's disease, one licensed social worker, one representative of law enforcement, 2 individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease, 3 family members or representatives of individuals with Alzheimer's
disease and related disorders, and 3 members of the general public. Among
the physician appointments shall be persons with specialties in the fields
of neurology, family medicine, psychiatry and pharmacology. Among the
general public members, at least 2 appointments shall include persons 65
years of age or older.
In addition to the 23 voting members, the Directors of the following
State agencies or their designees who are qualified to represent each Department's programs and services for those with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders shall serve as nonvoting members:
Department on Aging, Department
of Healthcare and Family Services, Department of Public Health, Department of Human Services, and Guardianship and Advocacy Commission.
Each voting member appointed by the
Director of Public Health shall serve for a term of 2 years, and until his
successor is appointed and qualified. Members of the Committee shall not
be compensated but shall be reimbursed for expenses actually incurred in
the performance of their duties. No more than 12 voting members may be of
the same political party. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as
The Committee shall review all State programs and services provided by State agencies that are directed toward persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and by consensus recommend changes to improve the State's response to this serious health problem. Such recommendations shall be included in the State plan described in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-768, eff. 1-1-13.)