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PUBLIC AID
(305 ILCS 40/) Nursing Home Grant Assistance Act.

305 ILCS 40/1

    (305 ILCS 40/1) (from Ch. 23, par. 7100-1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Nursing Home Grant Assistance Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-863.)

305 ILCS 40/5

    (305 ILCS 40/5) (from Ch. 23, par. 7100-5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. 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.)

305 ILCS 40/10

    (305 ILCS 40/10) (from Ch. 23, par. 7100-10)
    Sec. 10. Nursing Home Grant Assistance Program. There is created a grant assistance program to provide financial support for eligible individuals who reside in nursing homes and who do not have their nursing home care paid for, in whole or in part, by a federal, State, or combined federal-State medical care program, except as provided in Section 15. The program shall apply only to State fiscal year 1993.
(Source: P.A. 87-863.)

305 ILCS 40/15

    (305 ILCS 40/15) (from Ch. 23, par. 7100-15)
    Sec. 15. Fee.
    (a) A nursing home that is a distribution agent under this Act shall file with the Department on or before the last day of September, December, March and June a certification disclosing the following information:
        (1) the name of each eligible individual residing in
    
the nursing home during one or more days of the quarter immediately preceding the quarter in which the certification is made;
        (2) for each eligible individual, the eligible
    
individual's annual income from all sources for the year immediately preceding the year in which the certification with respect to that individual is made;
        (3) the total number of occupied bed days for each
    
eligible individual residing in the nursing home during the quarter immediately preceding the quarter in which the certification is made;
        (4) the total number of occupied bed days for the
    
quarter immediately preceding the quarter in which the certification is made.
    (b) A nursing home making a certification under this Act shall pay to the Department at the time of filing the certification with the Department a fee in the amount of $1 for each occupied bed day for the quarter immediately preceding the quarter in which the certification is made. The certification required by this Act may be made on forms provided by the Department for such purpose or in such form as substantially conforms to such requirements as the Department may provide by rule.
    This fee may not be billed or passed on to any resident or third-party payor.
(Source: P.A. 87-863.)

305 ILCS 40/20

    (305 ILCS 40/20) (from Ch. 23, par. 7100-20)
    Sec. 20. Nursing Home Grant Assistance Program.
    (a) (Blank).
    (b) The Department, subject to appropriation, may use up to 2.5% of the moneys received under this Act for the costs of administering and enforcing the program.
    (c) Within 30 days after the end of the quarterly period in which the distribution agent is required to file the certification and make the payment required by this Act, and after verification with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services of the licensing status of the distribution agent, the Director shall order the payment to be made from appropriations made for the purposes of this Act.
    (d) Disbursements shall be by warrants drawn by the State Comptroller upon receipt of vouchers duly executed and certified by the Department. The Department shall prepare and certify to the State Comptroller the disbursement of the grants to qualified distributing agents for payment to the eligible individuals certified to the Department by the qualified distributing agents.
    The amount to be paid per calendar quarter to a qualified distribution agent shall not exceed, for each eligible individual, $500 multiplied by a fraction equal to the number of days that the eligible 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, divided by the number of calendar days in the quarter. Any amount the qualified distribution agent owes to the Department under Section 30 shall be deducted from the amount of the payment to the qualified distribution agent.
    If the amount appropriated or available is insufficient to meet all or part of any quarterly payment certification, the payment certified to each qualified distributing agent shall be uniformly reduced by an amount which will permit a payment to be made to each qualified distributing agent. Within 10 days after receipt by the State Comptroller of the disbursement certification to the qualified distributing agents, the State Comptroller shall cause the warrants to be drawn for the respective amounts in accordance with the directions contained in that certification.
    (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, as soon as is practicable after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1994, the Department shall order that payments be made, subject to appropriation, to the appropriate distribution agents for grants to persons who were eligible individuals during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 1993 to the extent that those individuals did not receive a grant for that quarter or the fourth quarter of fiscal year 1992. An eligible individual, or a person acting on behalf of an eligible individual, must apply on or before December 31, 1994 for a grant under this subsection (e). The amount to be paid to each distribution agent under this subsection shall be calculated as provided in subsection (d). Distribution agents shall distribute the grants to eligible individuals as required in Section 30. For the purpose of determining grants under this subsection (e), a nursing home that is a distribution agent under this Act shall file with the Department, on or before September 30, 1994, a certification disclosing the information required under Section 15 with respect to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 1993.
(Source: P.A. 94-91, eff. 7-1-05; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

305 ILCS 40/25

    (305 ILCS 40/25) (from Ch. 23, par. 7100-25)
    Sec. 25. Grants. Grants to an eligible individual under this program shall be made by the Department only through payments to the qualified distribution agent that cares for the eligible individual. The qualified distribution agent shall pay the grant amount to the eligible individual as provided in Section 30.
(Source: P.A. 87-863.)

305 ILCS 40/30

    (305 ILCS 40/30) (from Ch. 23, par. 7100-30)
    Sec. 30. Distribution. A nursing home that is a distribution agent under this Act shall, within 48 hours from the date on which the Department makes a Nursing Home Grant Assistance payment under this Act, distribute and pay over to each eligible individual for which it receives the Nursing Home Grant Assistance payments an amount equivalent to the Nursing Home Grant Assistance payment made by the Department for that eligible individual.
    In the case of a payment received by a distribution agent for an eligible individual that dies prior to the date of payment, the distribution agent shall distribute such payment to the eligible individual's legally authorized representative within 30 days from the date such payment is made by the Department. If the distribution agent is unable to locate an eligible individual's legally authorized representative or if no such representative has been appointed or previously designated, the distribution agent shall return the amount of the Nursing Home Grant Assistance Payment to the Department within 120 days from the date the payment was made by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 87-863.)

305 ILCS 40/35

    (305 ILCS 40/35) (from Ch. 23, par. 7100-35)
    Sec. 35. Penalties.
    (a) A nursing home that is a distribution agent under this Act shall be liable to the Department for a penalty equal to 100% of any amount of Nursing Home Grant Assistance payments made by the Department to the distribution agent for eligible individuals residing in the nursing home which is retained by the distribution agent and which remains unpaid to the eligible individual more than 48 hours from the date on which such payment is made by the Department or, where the eligible individual dies prior to the date of the Nursing Home Grant Assistance payment, not distributed to the eligible individual's legally authorized representative within 30 days from the date such payment is made by the Department.
    (b) In addition to the penalty imposed by subsection (a) of this Section, a distribution agent that fails to pay an amount equivalent to the Nursing Home Grant Assistance payment to an eligible individual for whom the distribution agent has received a Nursing Home Grant Assistance payment from the Department within the 48 hours required by this Section or within the 30 days required by this Section in the event that an eligible individual dies before the date of payment, shall be liable to the Department for a penalty in the amount of 5% of the amount of the Nursing Home Grant Assistance retained by the distribution agent for each day that such amount remains unpaid to the eligible individual or the eligible individual's legally authorized representative, but such penalty shall not exceed 100% of the unpaid amount.
    (c) The following provisions of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act (ROTA) are incorporated by reference in this Section:
        (1) ROTA Section 4, except that the certification
    
provided for by this Act shall be substituted for "return" wherever that term appears in Section 4 of the ROTA.
        (2) ROTA Section 5, except that the penalty amounts
    
provided for herein shall control.
        (3) ROTA Section 5a, Section 5b, Section 5c, Section
    
5d, Section 5e, Section 5f, Section 5g, Section 5j, Section 6, Section 6a, Section 6b, Section 6c, Section 8, Section 9, Section 10, Section 11, and Section 12.
        (4) ROTA Section 13 1/2, except that the penalty
    
shall apply to any officer or employee of a distribution agent under this Act who has control, supervision or responsibility for filing certifications and making distributions to eligible individuals under this Act and who willfully fails to file such certifications or to make fee payments to the Department or distributions of Nursing Home Grant Assistance payments to eligible individuals as provided for by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-863.)

305 ILCS 40/40

    (305 ILCS 40/40) (from Ch. 23, par. 7100-40)
    Sec. 40. Rules. The Department may adopt necessary rules to implement this Act, and may use its emergency rulemaking authority to adopt initial rules.
(Source: P.A. 87-863.)

305 ILCS 40/45

    (305 ILCS 40/45) (from Ch. 23, par. 7100-45)
    Sec. 45. Duration. Grants under the Nursing Home Grant Assistance Program created by this Act shall be made only for State fiscal year 1993.
(Source: P.A. 87-863.)

305 ILCS 40/50

    (305 ILCS 40/50) (from Ch. 23, par. 7100-50)
    Sec. 50. Severability. The provisions of this Act are severable as provided in the Statute on Statutes.
(Source: P.A. 87-863.)

305 ILCS 40/55

    (305 ILCS 40/55)
    Sec. 55. Supplemental Grants. For each quarter for which an eligible individual receives a Nursing Home Grant Assistance payment under this Act such eligible individual shall qualify to receive a Supplemental Nursing Home Grant Assistance payment. For each quarter for which an eligible individual qualifies to receive a Supplemental Nursing Home Grant Assistance payment the amount of a Supplemental Nursing Home Grant Assistance payment shall be equal to the difference between the Supplemental Base Amount for that quarter minus the Nursing Home Grant Assistance payment for that quarter. For each such quarter, the Supplemental Base Amount is equal to $500 multiplied by a fraction equal to the amount of days that the eligible 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, divided by the number of calendar days in the quarter. For each such quarter, the Nursing Home Grant Assistance payment is the amount of the grant paid and received by an eligible individual for that quarter.
(Source: P.A. 94-91, eff. 7-1-05.)

305 ILCS 40/105

    (305 ILCS 40/105) (from Ch. 23, par. 7100-105)
    Sec. 105. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 87-863.)