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(320 ILCS 42/) Older Adult Services Act.

320 ILCS 42/1

    (320 ILCS 42/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Older Adult Services Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-1031, eff. 8-27-04.)

320 ILCS 42/5

    (320 ILCS 42/5)
    Sec. 5. Purpose. The purpose of this Act is to promote a transformation of Illinois' comprehensive system of older adult services from funding a primarily facility-based service delivery system to primarily a home-based and community-based system, taking into account the continuing need for 24-hour skilled nursing care and congregate housing with services. Such restructuring shall encompass the provision of housing, health, financial, and supportive older adult services. It is envisioned that this restructuring will promote the development, availability, and accessibility of a comprehensive, affordable, and sustainable service delivery system that places a high priority on home-based and community-based services. Such restructuring will encompass all aspects of the delivery system regardless of the setting in which the service is provided.
(Source: P.A. 93-1031, eff. 8-27-04.)

320 ILCS 42/10

    (320 ILCS 42/10)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Advisory Committee" means the Older Adult Services Advisory Committee.
    "Certified nursing home" means any nursing home licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act or the ID/DD Community Care Act and certified under Title XIX of the Social Security Act to participate as a vendor in the medical assistance program under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    "Comprehensive case management" means the assessment of needs and preferences of an older adult at the direction of the older adult or the older adult's designated representative and the arrangement, coordination, and monitoring of an optimum package of services to meet the needs of the older adult.
    "Consumer-directed" means decisions made by an informed older adult from available services and care options, which may range from independently making all decisions and managing services directly to limited participation in decision-making, based upon the functional and cognitive level of the older adult.
    "Coordinated point of entry" means an integrated access point where consumers receive information and assistance, assessment of needs, care planning, referral, assistance in completing applications, authorization of services where permitted, and follow-up to ensure that referrals and services are accessed.
    "Department" means the Department on Aging, in collaboration with the departments of Public Health and Healthcare and Family Services and other relevant agencies and in consultation with the Advisory Committee, except as otherwise provided.
    "Departments" means the Department on Aging, the departments of Public Health and Healthcare and Family Services, and other relevant agencies in collaboration with each other and in consultation with the Advisory Committee, except as otherwise provided.
    "Family caregiver" means an adult family member or another individual who is an uncompensated provider of home-based or community-based care to an older adult.
    "Health services" means activities that promote, maintain, improve, or restore mental or physical health or that are palliative in nature.
    "Older adult" means a person age 60 or older and, if appropriate, the person's family caregiver.
    "Person-centered" means a process that builds upon an older adult's strengths and capacities to engage in activities that promote community life and that reflect the older adult's preferences, choices, and abilities, to the extent practicable.
    "Priority service area" means an area identified by the Departments as being less-served with respect to the availability of and access to older adult services in Illinois. The Departments shall determine by rule the criteria and standards used to designate such areas.
    "Priority service plan" means the plan developed pursuant to Section 25 of this Act.
    "Provider" means any supplier of services under this Act.
    "Residential setting" means the place where an older adult lives.
    "Restructuring" means the transformation of Illinois' comprehensive system of older adult services from funding primarily a facility-based service delivery system to primarily a home-based and community-based system, taking into account the continuing need for 24-hour skilled nursing care and congregate housing with services.
    "Services" means the range of housing, health, financial, and supportive services, other than acute health care services, that are delivered to an older adult with functional or cognitive limitations, or socialization needs, who requires assistance to perform activities of daily living, regardless of the residential setting in which the services are delivered.
    "Supportive services" means non-medical assistance given over a period of time to an older adult that is needed to compensate for the older adult's functional or cognitive limitations, or socialization needs, or those services designed to restore, improve, or maintain the older adult's functional or cognitive abilities.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12.)

320 ILCS 42/15

    (320 ILCS 42/15)
    Sec. 15. Designation of lead agency; annual report.
    (a) The Department on Aging shall be the lead agency for: the provision of services to older adults and their family caregivers; restructuring Illinois' service delivery system for older adults; and implementation of this Act, except where otherwise provided. The Department on Aging shall collaborate with the departments of Public Health and Healthcare and Family Services and any other relevant agencies, and shall consult with the Advisory Committee, in all aspects of these duties, except as otherwise provided in this Act.
    (b) The Departments shall promulgate rules to implement this Act pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    (c) On January 1, 2006, and each January 1 thereafter, the Department shall issue a report to the General Assembly on progress made in complying with this Act, impediments thereto, recommendations of the Advisory Committee, and any recommendations for legislative changes necessary to implement this Act. To the extent practicable, all reports required by this Act shall be consolidated into a single report.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

320 ILCS 42/20

    (320 ILCS 42/20)
    Sec. 20. Priority service areas; service expansion.
    (a) The requirements of this Section are subject to the availability of funding.
    (b) The Department, subject to appropriation, shall expand older adult services that promote independence and permit older adults to remain in their own homes and communities. Priority shall be given to both the expansion of services and the development of new services in priority service areas.
    (c) Inventory of services. The Department shall develop and maintain an inventory and assessment of (i) the types and quantities of public older adult services and, to the extent possible, privately provided older adult services, including the unduplicated count, location, and characteristics of individuals served by each facility, program, or service and (ii) the resources supporting those services, no later than July 1, 2012. The Department shall investigate the cost of compliance with this provision and report these findings to the appropriation committees of both chambers assigned to hear the agency's budget no later than January 1, 2012. If the Department determines that compliance is cost prohibitive, it shall recommend action in the alternative to achieve the intent of this Section and identify priority service areas for the purpose of directing the allocation of new resources and the reallocation of existing resources to areas of greatest need.
    (d) Priority service areas. The Departments shall assess the current and projected need for older adult services throughout the State, analyze the results of the inventory, and identify priority service areas, which shall serve as the basis for a priority service plan to be filed with the Governor and the General Assembly no later than July 1, 2006, and every 5 years thereafter. The January 1, 2012 report required under subsection (c) of this Section shall serve as compliance with the July 1, 2011 reporting requirement.
    (e) Moneys appropriated by the General Assembly for the purpose of this Section, receipts from transfers, donations, grants, fees, or taxes that may accrue from any public or private sources to the Department for the purpose of providing services and care to older adults, and savings attributable to the nursing home conversion program as calculated in subsection (h) shall be deposited into the Department on Aging State Projects Fund. Interest earned by those moneys in the Fund shall be credited to the Fund.
    (f) Moneys described in subsection (e) from the Department on Aging State Projects Fund shall be used for older adult services, regardless of where the older adult receives the service, with priority given to both the expansion of services and the development of new services in priority service areas. Fundable services shall include:
        (1) Housing, health services, and supportive services:
            (A) adult day care;
            (B) adult day care for persons with Alzheimer's
        
disease and related disorders;
            (C) activities of daily living;
            (D) care-related supplies and equipment;
            (E) case management;
            (F) community reintegration;
            (G) companion;
            (H) congregate meals;
            (I) counseling and education;
            (J) elder abuse prevention and intervention;
            (K) emergency response and monitoring;
            (L) environmental modifications;
            (M) family caregiver support;
            (N) financial;
            (O) home delivered meals;
            (P) homemaker;
            (Q) home health;
            (R) hospice;
            (S) laundry;
            (T) long-term care ombudsman;
            (U) medication reminders;
            (V) money management;
            (W) nutrition services;
            (X) personal care;
            (Y) respite care;
            (Z) residential care;
            (AA) senior benefits outreach;
            (BB) senior centers;
            (CC) services provided under the Assisted Living
        
and Shared Housing Act, or sheltered care services that meet the requirements of the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, or services provided under Section 5-5.01a of the Illinois Public Aid Code (the Supportive Living Facilities Program);
            (DD) telemedicine devices to monitor recipients
        
in their own homes as an alternative to hospital care, nursing home care, or home visits;
            (EE) training for direct family caregivers;
            (FF) transition;
            (GG) transportation;
            (HH) wellness and fitness programs; and
            (II) other programs designed to assist older
        
adults in Illinois to remain independent and receive services in the most integrated residential setting possible for that person.
        (2) Older Adult Services Demonstration Grants,
    
pursuant to subsection (g) of this Section.
    (g) Older Adult Services Demonstration Grants. The Department may establish a program of demonstration grants to assist in the restructuring of the delivery system for older adult services and provide funding for innovative service delivery models and system change and integration initiatives. The Department shall prescribe, by rule, the grant application process. At a minimum, every application must include:
        (1) The type of grant sought;
        (2) A description of the project;
        (3) The objective of the project;
        (4) The likelihood of the project meeting identified
    
needs;
        (5) The plan for financing, administration, and
    
evaluation of the project;
        (6) The timetable for implementation;
        (7) The roles and capabilities of responsible
    
individuals and organizations;
        (8) Documentation of collaboration with other service
    
providers, local community government leaders, and other stakeholders, other providers, and any other stakeholders in the community;
        (9) Documentation of community support for the
    
project, including support by other service providers, local community government leaders, and other stakeholders;
        (10) The total budget for the project;
        (11) The financial condition of the applicant; and
        (12) Any other application requirements that may be
    
established by the Department by rule.
    Each project may include provisions for a designated staff person who is responsible for the development of the project and recruitment of providers.
    Projects may include, but are not limited to: adult family foster care; family adult day care; assisted living in a supervised apartment; personal services in a subsidized housing project; training for caregivers; specialized assisted living units; evening and weekend home care coverage; small incentive grants to attract new providers; money following the person; cash and counseling; managed long-term care; and respite care projects that establish a local coordinated network of volunteer and paid respite workers, coordinate assignment of respite workers to caregivers and older adults, ensure the health and safety of the older adult, provide training for caregivers, and ensure that support groups are available in the community.
    A demonstration project funded in whole or in part by an Older Adult Services Demonstration Grant is exempt from the requirements of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. To the extent applicable, however, for the purpose of maintaining the statewide inventory authorized by the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act, the Department shall send to the Health Facilities and Services Review Board a copy of each grant award made under this subsection (g).
    The Department, in collaboration with the Departments of Public Health and Healthcare and Family Services, shall evaluate the effectiveness of the projects receiving grants under this Section.
    (h) No later than July 1 of each year, the Department of Public Health shall provide information to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to enable the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to annually document and verify the savings attributable to the nursing home conversion program for the previous fiscal year to estimate an annual amount of such savings that may be appropriated to the Department on Aging State Projects Fund and notify the General Assembly, the Department on Aging, the Department of Human Services, and the Advisory Committee of the savings no later than October 1 of the same fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 96-31, eff. 6-30-09; 97-448, eff. 8-19-11.)

320 ILCS 42/25

    (320 ILCS 42/25)
    Sec. 25. Older adult services restructuring. No later than January 1, 2005, the Department shall commence the process of restructuring the older adult services delivery system. Priority shall be given to both the expansion of services and the development of new services in priority service areas. Subject to the availability of funding, the restructuring shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
    (1) Planning. The Department on Aging and the Departments of Public Health and Healthcare and Family Services shall develop a plan to restructure the State's service delivery system for older adults pursuant to this Act no later than September 30, 2010. The plan shall include a schedule for the implementation of the initiatives outlined in this Act and all other initiatives identified by the participating agencies to fulfill the purposes of this Act and shall protect the rights of all older Illinoisans to services based on their health circumstances and functioning level, regardless of whether they receive their care in their homes, in a community setting, or in a residential facility. Financing for older adult services shall be based on the principle that "money follows the individual" taking into account individual preference, but shall not jeopardize the health, safety, or level of care of nursing home residents. The plan shall also identify potential impediments to delivery system restructuring and include any known regulatory or statutory barriers.
    (2) Comprehensive case management. The Department shall implement a statewide system of holistic comprehensive case management. The system shall include the identification and implementation of a universal, comprehensive assessment tool to be used statewide to determine the level of functional, cognitive, socialization, and financial needs of older adults. This tool shall be supported by an electronic intake, assessment, and care planning system linked to a central location. "Comprehensive case management" includes services and coordination such as (i) comprehensive assessment of the older adult (including the physical, functional, cognitive, psycho-social, and social needs of the individual); (ii) development and implementation of a service plan with the older adult to mobilize the formal and family resources and services identified in the assessment to meet the needs of the older adult, including coordination of the resources and services with any other plans that exist for various formal services, such as hospital discharge plans, and with the information and assistance services; (iii) coordination and monitoring of formal and family service delivery, including coordination and monitoring to ensure that services specified in the plan are being provided; (iv) periodic reassessment and revision of the status of the older adult with the older adult or, if necessary, the older adult's designated representative; and (v) in accordance with the wishes of the older adult, advocacy on behalf of the older adult for needed services or resources.
    (3) Coordinated point of entry. The Department shall implement and publicize a statewide coordinated point of entry using a uniform name, identity, logo, and toll-free number.
    (4) Public web site. The Department shall develop a public web site that provides links to available services, resources, and reference materials concerning caregiving, diseases, and best practices for use by professionals, older adults, and family caregivers.
    (5) Expansion of older adult services. The Department shall expand older adult services that promote independence and permit older adults to remain in their own homes and communities.
    (6) Consumer-directed home and community-based services. The Department shall expand the range of service options available to permit older adults to exercise maximum choice and control over their care.
    (7) Comprehensive delivery system. The Department shall expand opportunities for older adults to receive services in systems that integrate acute and chronic care.
    (8) Enhanced transition and follow-up services. The Department shall implement a program of transition from one residential setting to another and follow-up services, regardless of residential setting, pursuant to rules with respect to (i) resident eligibility, (ii) assessment of the resident's health, cognitive, social, and financial needs, (iii) development of transition plans, and (iv) the level of services that must be available before transitioning a resident from one setting to another.
    (9) Family caregiver support. The Department shall develop strategies for public and private financing of services that supplement and support family caregivers.
    (10) Quality standards and quality improvement. The Department shall establish a core set of uniform quality standards for all providers that focus on outcomes and take into consideration consumer choice and satisfaction, and the Department shall require each provider to implement a continuous quality improvement process to address consumer issues. The continuous quality improvement process must benchmark performance, be person-centered and data-driven, and focus on consumer satisfaction.
    (11) Workforce. The Department shall develop strategies to attract and retain a qualified and stable worker pool, provide living wages and benefits, and create a work environment that is conducive to long-term employment and career development. Resources such as grants, education, and promotion of career opportunities may be used.
    (12) Coordination of services. The Department shall identify methods to better coordinate service networks to maximize resources and minimize duplication of services and ease of application.
    (13) Barriers to services. The Department shall identify barriers to the provision, availability, and accessibility of services and shall implement a plan to address those barriers. The plan shall: (i) identify barriers, including but not limited to, statutory and regulatory complexity, reimbursement issues, payment issues, and labor force issues; (ii) recommend changes to State or federal laws or administrative rules or regulations; (iii) recommend application for federal waivers to improve efficiency and reduce cost and paperwork; (iv) develop innovative service delivery models; and (v) recommend application for federal or private service grants.
    (14) Reimbursement and funding. The Department shall investigate and evaluate costs and payments by defining costs to implement a uniform, audited provider cost reporting system to be considered by all Departments in establishing payments. To the extent possible, multiple cost reporting mandates shall not be imposed.
    (15) Medicaid nursing home cost containment and Medicare utilization. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Department of Public Aid), in collaboration with the Department on Aging and the Department of Public Health and in consultation with the Advisory Committee, shall propose a plan to contain Medicaid nursing home costs and maximize Medicare utilization. The plan must not impair the ability of an older adult to choose among available services. The plan shall include, but not be limited to, (i) techniques to maximize the use of the most cost-effective services without sacrificing quality and (ii) methods to identify and serve older adults in need of minimal services to remain independent, but who are likely to develop a need for more extensive services in the absence of those minimal services.
    (16) Bed reduction. The Department of Public Health shall implement a nursing home conversion program to reduce the number of Medicaid-certified nursing home beds in areas with excess beds. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall investigate changes to the Medicaid nursing facility reimbursement system in order to reduce beds. Such changes may include, but are not limited to, incentive payments that will enable facilities to adjust to the restructuring and expansion of services required by the Older Adult Services Act, including adjustments for the voluntary closure or layaway of nursing home beds certified under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act. Any savings shall be reallocated to fund home-based or community-based older adult services pursuant to Section 20.
    (17) Financing. The Department shall investigate and evaluate financing options for older adult services and shall make recommendations in the report required by Section 15 concerning the feasibility of these financing arrangements. These arrangements shall include, but are not limited to:
        (A) private long-term care insurance coverage for
    
older adult services;
        (B) enhancement of federal long-term care financing
    
initiatives;
        (C) employer benefit programs such as medical
    
savings accounts for long-term care;
        (D) individual and family cost-sharing options;
        (E) strategies to reduce reliance on government
    
programs;
        (F) fraudulent asset divestiture and financial
    
planning prevention; and
        (G) methods to supplement and support family and
    
community caregiving.
    (18) Older Adult Services Demonstration Grants. The Department shall implement a program of demonstration grants that will assist in the restructuring of the older adult services delivery system, and shall provide funding for innovative service delivery models and system change and integration initiatives pursuant to subsection (g) of Section 20.
    (19) Bed need methodology update. For the purposes of determining areas with excess beds, the Departments shall provide information and assistance to the Health Facilities and Services Review Board to update the Bed Need Methodology for Long-Term Care to update the assumptions used to establish the methodology to make them consistent with modern older adult services.
    (20) Affordable housing. The Departments shall utilize the recommendations of Illinois' Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan, as developed by the Affordable Housing Task Force through the Governor's Executive Order 2003-18, in their efforts to address the affordable housing needs of older adults.
    The Older Adult Services Advisory Committee shall investigate innovative and promising practices operating as demonstration or pilot projects in Illinois and in other states. The Department on Aging shall provide the Older Adult Services Advisory Committee with a list of all demonstration or pilot projects funded by the Department on Aging, including those specified by rule, law, policy memorandum, or funding arrangement. The Committee shall work with the Department on Aging to evaluate the viability of expanding these programs into other areas of the State.
(Source: P.A. 96-31, eff. 6-30-09; 96-248, eff. 8-11-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

320 ILCS 42/30

    (320 ILCS 42/30)
    Sec. 30. Nursing home conversion program.
    (a) The Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the Department on Aging and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, shall establish a nursing home conversion program. Start-up grants, pursuant to subsections (l) and (m) of this Section, shall be made available to nursing homes as appropriations permit as an incentive to reduce certified beds, retrofit, and retool operations to meet new service delivery expectations and demands.
    (b) Grant moneys shall be made available for capital and other costs related to: (1) the conversion of all or a part of a nursing home to an assisted living establishment or a special program or unit for persons with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders licensed under the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act or a supportive living facility established under Section 5-5.01a of the Illinois Public Aid Code; (2) the conversion of multi-resident bedrooms in the facility into single-occupancy rooms; and (3) the development of any of the services identified in a priority service plan that can be provided by a nursing home within the confines of a nursing home or transportation services. Grantees shall be required to provide a minimum of a 20% match toward the total cost of the project.
    (c) Nothing in this Act shall prohibit the co-location of services or the development of multifunctional centers under subsection (f) of Section 20, including a nursing home offering community-based services or a community provider establishing a residential facility.
    (d) A certified nursing home with at least 50% of its resident population having their care paid for by the Medicaid program is eligible to apply for a grant under this Section.
    (e) Any nursing home receiving a grant under this Section shall reduce the number of certified nursing home beds by a number equal to or greater than the number of beds being converted for one or more of the permitted uses under item (1) or (2) of subsection (b). The nursing home shall retain the Certificate of Need for its nursing and sheltered care beds that were converted for 15 years. If the beds are reinstated by the provider or its successor in interest, the provider shall pay to the fund from which the grant was awarded, on an amortized basis, the amount of the grant. The Department shall establish, by rule, the bed reduction methodology for nursing homes that receive a grant pursuant to item (3) of subsection (b).
    (f) Any nursing home receiving a grant under this Section shall agree that, for a minimum of 10 years after the date that the grant is awarded, a minimum of 50% of the nursing home's resident population shall have their care paid for by the Medicaid program. If the nursing home provider or its successor in interest ceases to comply with the requirement set forth in this subsection, the provider shall pay to the fund from which the grant was awarded, on an amortized basis, the amount of the grant.
    (g) Before awarding grants, the Department of Public Health shall seek recommendations from the Department on Aging and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. The Department of Public Health shall attempt to balance the distribution of grants among geographic regions, and among small and large nursing homes. The Department of Public Health shall develop, by rule, the criteria for the award of grants based upon the following factors:
        (1) the unique needs of older adults (including
    
those with moderate and low incomes), caregivers, and providers in the geographic area of the State the grantee seeks to serve;
        (2) whether the grantee proposes to provide services
    
in a priority service area;
        (3) the extent to which the conversion or transition
    
will result in the reduction of certified nursing home beds in an area with excess beds;
        (4) the compliance history of the nursing home; and
        (5) any other relevant factors identified by the
    
Department, including standards of need.
    (h) A conversion funded in whole or in part by a grant under this Section must not:
        (1) diminish or reduce the quality of services
    
available to nursing home residents;
        (2) force any nursing home resident to involuntarily
    
accept home-based or community-based services instead of nursing home services;
        (3) diminish or reduce the supply and distribution of
    
nursing home services in any community below the level of need, as defined by the Department by rule; or
        (4) cause undue hardship on any person who requires
    
nursing home care.
    (i) The Department shall prescribe, by rule, the grant application process. At a minimum, every application must include:
        (1) the type of grant sought;
        (2) a description of the project;
        (3) the objective of the project;
        (4) the likelihood of the project meeting identified
    
needs;
        (5) the plan for financing, administration, and
    
evaluation of the project;
        (6) the timetable for implementation;
        (7) the roles and capabilities of responsible
    
individuals and organizations;
        (8) documentation of collaboration with other service
    
providers, local community government leaders, and other stakeholders, other providers, and any other stakeholders in the community;
        (9) documentation of community support for the
    
project, including support by other service providers, local community government leaders, and other stakeholders;
        (10) the total budget for the project;
        (11) the financial condition of the applicant; and
        (12) any other application requirements that may be
    
established by the Department by rule.
    (j) A conversion project funded in whole or in part by a grant under this Section is exempt from the requirements of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. The Department of Public Health, however, shall send to the Health Facilities and Services Review Board a copy of each grant award made under this Section.
    (k) Applications for grants are public information, except that nursing home financial condition and any proprietary data shall be classified as nonpublic data.
    (l) The Department of Public Health may award grants from the Long Term Care Civil Money Penalties Fund established under Section 1919(h)(2)(A)(ii) of the Social Security Act and 42 CFR 488.422(g) if the award meets federal requirements.
    (m) The Nursing Home Conversion Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. Moneys appropriated by the General Assembly or transferred from other sources for the purposes of this Section shall be deposited into the Fund. All interest earned on moneys in the fund shall be credited to the fund. Moneys contained in the fund shall be used to support the purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 96-31, eff. 6-30-09; 96-758, eff. 8-25-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

320 ILCS 42/35

    (320 ILCS 42/35)
    Sec. 35. Older Adult Services Advisory Committee.
    (a) The Older Adult Services Advisory Committee is created to advise the directors of Aging, Healthcare and Family Services, and Public Health on all matters related to this Act and the delivery of services to older adults in general.
    (b) The Advisory Committee shall be comprised of the following:
        (1) The Director of Aging or his or her designee, who
    
shall serve as chair and shall be an ex officio and nonvoting member.
        (2) The Director of Healthcare and Family Services
    
and the Director of Public Health or their designees, who shall serve as vice-chairs and shall be ex officio and nonvoting members.
        (3) One representative each of the Governor's Office,
    
the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Insurance, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department on Aging, the Department on Aging's State Long Term Care Ombudsman, the Illinois Housing Finance Authority, and the Illinois Housing Development Authority, each of whom shall be selected by his or her respective director and shall be an ex officio and nonvoting member.
        (4) Thirty members appointed by the Director of Aging
    
in collaboration with the directors of Public Health and Healthcare and Family Services, and selected from the recommendations of statewide associations and organizations, as follows:
            (A) One member representing the Area Agencies on
        
Aging;
            (B) Four members representing nursing homes or
        
licensed assisted living establishments;
            (C) One member representing home health
        
agencies;
            (D) One member representing case management
        
services;
            (E) One member representing statewide senior
        
center associations;
            (F) One member representing Community Care
        
Program homemaker services;
            (G) One member representing Community Care
        
Program adult day services;
            (H) One member representing nutrition project
        
directors;
            (I) One member representing hospice programs;
            (J) One member representing individuals with
        
Alzheimer's disease and related dementias;
            (K) Two members representing statewide trade or
        
labor unions;
            (L) One advanced practice nurse with experience
        
in gerontological nursing;
            (M) One physician specializing in gerontology;
            (N) One member representing regional long-term
        
care ombudsmen;
            (O) One member representing municipal, township,
        
or county officials;
            (P) (Blank);
            (Q) (Blank);
            (R) One member representing the parish nurse
        
movement;
            (S) One member representing pharmacists;
            (T) Two members representing statewide
        
organizations engaging in advocacy or legal representation on behalf of the senior population;
            (U) Two family caregivers;
            (V) Two citizen members over the age of 60;
            (W) One citizen with knowledge in the area of
        
gerontology research or health care law;
            (X) One representative of health care facilities
        
licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act; and
            (Y) One representative of primary care service
        
providers.
    The Director of Aging, in collaboration with the Directors of Public Health and Healthcare and Family Services, may appoint additional citizen members to the Older Adult Services Advisory Committee. Each such additional member must be either an individual age 60 or older or an uncompensated caregiver for a family member or friend who is age 60 or older.
    (c) Voting members of the Advisory Committee shall serve for a term of 3 years or until a replacement is named. All members shall be appointed no later than January 1, 2005. Of the initial appointees, as determined by lot, 10 members shall serve a term of one year; 10 shall serve for a term of 2 years; and 12 shall serve for a term of 3 years. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his or her predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of that term. The Advisory Committee shall meet at least quarterly and may meet more frequently at the call of the Chair. A simple majority of those appointed shall constitute a quorum. The affirmative vote of a majority of those present and voting shall be necessary for Advisory Committee action. Members of the Advisory Committee shall receive no compensation for their services.
    (d) The Advisory Committee shall have an Executive Committee comprised of the Chair, the Vice Chairs, and up to 15 members of the Advisory Committee appointed by the Chair who have demonstrated expertise in developing, implementing, or coordinating the system restructuring initiatives defined in Section 25. The Executive Committee shall have responsibility to oversee and structure the operations of the Advisory Committee and to create and appoint necessary subcommittees and subcommittee members.
    (e) The Advisory Committee shall study and make recommendations related to the implementation of this Act, including but not limited to system restructuring initiatives as defined in Section 25 or otherwise related to this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 96-916, eff. 6-9-10.)

320 ILCS 42/90

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    Sec. 90. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-1031, eff. 8-27-04; text omitted.)

320 ILCS 42/91

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    Sec. 91. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-1031, eff. 8-27-04; text omitted.)

320 ILCS 42/92

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    Sec. 92. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-1031, eff. 8-27-04; text omitted.)

320 ILCS 42/96

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    Sec. 96. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-1031, eff. 8-27-04; text omitted.)

320 ILCS 42/99

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    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 93-1031, eff. 8-27-04.)