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(55 ILCS 105/) County Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act.

55 ILCS 105/0.01

    (55 ILCS 105/0.01) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 200)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the County Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-585, eff. 1-1-97.)

55 ILCS 105/1

    (55 ILCS 105/1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 201)
    Sec. 1. Facilities or services; tax levy. Any county may provide facilities or services for the benefit of its residents who are persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities and who are not eligible to participate in any such program conducted under Article 14 of the School Code, or may contract therefor with any privately or publicly operated entity which provides facilities or services either in or out of such county.
    For such purpose, the county board may levy an annual tax of not to exceed .1% upon all of the taxable property in the county at the value thereof, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue. Taxes first levied under this Section on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly are subject to referendum approval under Section 1.1 or 1.2 of this Act. Such tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other county taxes, but shall not be included in any limitation otherwise prescribed as to the rate or amount of county taxes but shall be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. When collected, such tax shall be paid into a special fund in the county treasury, to be designated as the "Fund for Persons With a Developmental Disability", and shall be used only for the purpose specified in this Section. The levying of this annual tax shall not preclude the county from the use of other federal, State, or local funds for the purpose of providing facilities or services for the care and treatment of its residents who are mentally retarded or under a developmental disability.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

55 ILCS 105/1.1

    (55 ILCS 105/1.1)
    Sec. 1.1. Petition for submission to referendum by county.
    (a) If, on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the county board passes an ordinance or resolution as provided in Section 1 of this Act asking that an annual tax may be levied for the purpose of providing facilities or services set forth in that Section and so instructs the county clerk, the clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election officials for submission at the next general county election. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall ..... County levy an annual tax not to exceed
    
0.1% upon the equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the county for the purposes of providing facilities or services for the benefit of its residents who are persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities and who are not eligible to participate in any program provided under Article 14 of the School Code, 105 ILCS 5/14-1.01 et seq., including contracting for those facilities or services with any privately or publicly operated entity that provides those facilities or services either in or out of the county?
    (b) If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are in favor thereof, such tax levy shall be authorized and the county shall levy a tax not to exceed the rate set forth in Section 1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

55 ILCS 105/1.2

    (55 ILCS 105/1.2)
    Sec. 1.2. Petition for submission to referendum by electors.
    (a) Whenever a petition for submission to referendum by the electors which requests the establishment and maintenance of facilities or services for the benefit of its residents with a developmental disability and the levy of an annual tax not to exceed 0.1% upon all the taxable property in the county at the value thereof, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, is signed by electors of the county equal in number to at least 10% of the total votes cast for the office that received the greatest total number of votes at the last preceding general county election and is presented to the county clerk, the clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission at the next general county election. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall ..... County levy an annual tax not to exceed
    
0.1% upon the equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the county for the purposes of establishing and maintaining facilities or services for the benefit of its residents who are persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities and who are not eligible to participate in any program provided under Article 14 of the School Code, 105 ILCS 5/14-1.01 et seq., including contracting for those facilities or services with any privately or publicly operated entity that provides those facilities or services either in or out of the county?
    (b) If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are in favor thereof, such tax levy shall be authorized and the county shall levy a tax not to exceed the rate set forth in Section 1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

55 ILCS 105/2

    (55 ILCS 105/2)
    Sec. 2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-767. Repealed by P.A. 96-1350, eff. 7-28-10.)

55 ILCS 105/3

    (55 ILCS 105/3) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 203)
    Sec. 3. County board for care and treatment of persons with a developmental disability.
    (a) When any county has authority to levy a tax for the purpose of this Act, the presiding officer of the county board with the advice and consent of the county board, shall appoint a board of 3 directors who shall administer this Act. The board shall be designated the "(name of county) County Board for Care and Treatment of Persons with a Developmental Disability". The original appointees shall be appointed for terms expiring, respectively, on June 30 in the first, second and third years following their appointment as designated by the appointing authority. All succeeding terms shall be for 3 years and appointments shall be made in like manner. Vacancies shall be filled in like manner for the balance of the unexpired term. Each director shall serve until his successor is appointed. Directors shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their duties.
    (b) The county board of any county that has established a 3-member board under this Section may, by ordinance or resolution, provide that the county board for care and treatment of persons with a developmental disability in that county shall consist of 5 members. Within 60 days after the ordinance or resolution is adopted, the presiding officer of the county, with the advice and consent of the county board, shall appoint the 2 additional members. One member shall serve for a term expiring on June 30 of the second year following his or her appointment, and one shall serve for a term expiring on June 30 of the third year following his or her appointment. Their successors shall serve for 3-year terms.
(Source: P.A. 96-295, eff. 8-11-09.)

55 ILCS 105/4

    (55 ILCS 105/4) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 204)
    Sec. 4. The directors shall meet in July, annually, and elect one of their number as president and one as secretary, and shall elect such other officers as they deem necessary. They shall adopt such rules for the administration of this Act as may be proper and expedient. They shall report to the court, from time to time, a detailed statement of their administration.
    The board shall have exclusive control of all money paid into the Fund for Persons with a Developmental Disability and shall draw upon the county treasurer for all or any part of that fund required by the board in the performance of its duties and exercise of its powers under this Act.
    The board may establish, maintain and equip facilities within the county, for the care and treatment of persons with a developmental disability together with such auxiliary facilities connected therewith as the board finds necessary. For those purposes, the board may acquire, to be held in its name, real and personal property within the county by gift, grant, legacy, purchase or lease and may occupy, purchase, lease or erect an appropriate building or buildings for the use of such facilities and all related facilities and activities.
    The board may provide for the care and treatment of persons with a developmental disability who are not residents of the county and may establish and collect reasonable charges for such services.
(Source: P.A. 88-380; 88-388; 89-585, eff. 1-1-97.)

55 ILCS 105/4.1

    (55 ILCS 105/4.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 204.1)
    Sec. 4.1. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved by the Eighty-fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-731.)

55 ILCS 105/5

    (55 ILCS 105/5) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 205)
    Sec. 5. The board of directors may accept any donation of property for the purpose specified in Section 1, and shall pay over to the county treasurer any money so received, within 30 days of the receipt thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3804.)

55 ILCS 105/6

    (55 ILCS 105/6) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 206)
    Sec. 6. The board of directors may impose a maintenance charge upon the estate of any person with a developmental disability receiving the benefits of the facilities or services prescribed in Section 1 of this Act. If the estate of such person is insufficient, the parent or parents of such person are liable for the payment of the amount due.
(Source: P.A. 88-380; 88-388; 89-585, eff. 1-1-97.)

55 ILCS 105/7

    (55 ILCS 105/7) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 207)
    Sec. 7. The rate at which the sums to be so charged as provided in Section 6 of this Act shall be calculated by the board of directors is the average per capita operating cost for all persons receiving the benefit of such facilities or services computed for each fiscal year; provided, that the board may, in its discretion, set the rate at a lesser amount than such average per capita cost. Less amounts may be accepted by the board when conditions warrant such action or when money is offered by persons not liable under Section 6. Any money received pursuant to this Section shall be paid into the county Fund for Persons with a Developmental Disability.
(Source: P.A. 88-380; 88-388.)

55 ILCS 105/8

    (55 ILCS 105/8) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 208)
    Sec. 8. The board of directors is authorized to investigate the financial condition of each person liable under Section 6 and is further authorized to make determinations of the ability of each such person to pay the sums representing maintenance charges, and for such purposes to set a standard as a basis of judgment of ability to pay, which standard shall be recomputed periodically to reflect changes in the cost of living and other pertinent factors, and to make provisions for unusual and exceptional circumstances in the application of such standard. The board may issue to any person liable therefor statements of amounts due as maintenance charges, requiring payment in such manner as may be arranged, in an amount not exceeding the average per capita operating cost as determined under Section 7.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3804.)

55 ILCS 105/9

    (55 ILCS 105/9) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 209)
    Sec. 9. The use of the facilities or services specified in Section 1 of this Act shall not be limited or conditioned in any manner by the financial status or ability to pay of any recipient or person responsible. Records pertaining to the payment of maintenance charges shall not be made available for inspection, but all such records shall be deemed confidential and used only when required for the purpose of Section 8 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3804.)

55 ILCS 105/10

    (55 ILCS 105/10) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 210)
    Sec. 10. Any person who has been issued a statement of any sum due for maintenance charges for a person with a developmental disability may petition the board of directors for a modification thereof, and the board shall provide for a hearing thereon. The board may, after such hearing, grant such relief as seems proper.
(Source: P.A. 88-380; 88-388; 89-585, eff. 1-1-97.)

55 ILCS 105/11

    (55 ILCS 105/11) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 211)
    Sec. 11. Upon request of the board of directors, the State's Attorney of the county in which a person who is liable for payment of maintenance charges resides shall file suit in the circuit court to collect the amount due. The court may order the payment of sums due for maintenance for such period or periods as the circumstances require. Such order may be entered against any or all such defendants and may be based upon the proportionate ability of each defendant to contribute to the payment of sums due. Orders for the payment of money may be enforced by attachment as for contempt against the persons of the defendants, and in addition as other judgments at law, and costs may be adjudged against the defendants and apportioned among them, but if the complaint is dismissed the costs shall be borne by the county.
    The provisions of the Civil Practice Law, and all amendments thereto, shall apply to and govern all actions instituted under the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

55 ILCS 105/12

    (55 ILCS 105/12) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 212)
    Sec. 12. Upon the death of a person who is liable for maintenance charges imposed by Section 6 of this Act and who is possessed of property, the executor or administrator of his estate shall ascertain from the board of directors the extent of such charges. Such claim shall be allowed and paid as other lawful claims against the estate.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3804.)

55 ILCS 105/13

    (55 ILCS 105/13) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 213)
    Sec. 13. The Department of Human Services shall adopt general rules for the guidance of any board of directors, prescribing reasonable standards in regard to program, facilities and services for residents with a developmental disability.
    The provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act are hereby expressly adopted and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Department under this Act, except that in case of conflict between the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and this Act the provisions of this Act shall control, and except that Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to procedures for rule-making does not apply to the adoption of any rule required by federal law in connection with which the Department is precluded by law from exercising any discretion.
    The Department of Human Services may conduct such investigation as may be necessary to ascertain compliance with rules adopted pursuant to this Act.
    If any such board of directors fails to comply with such rules, the Department of Human Services shall withhold distribution of any State grant in aid until such time as such board complies with such rules.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97; 89-585, eff. 1-1-97; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)