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INTERSTATE COMPACTS
(45 ILCS 17/) Interstate Compact on Adoption Act.

45 ILCS 17/Art. 5

 
    (45 ILCS 17/Art. 5 heading)
ARTICLE 5.

45 ILCS 17/5-1

    (45 ILCS 17/5-1)
    Sec. 5-1. Short title. This Article may be cited as the Interstate Compact on Adoption Act, and references in this Article to "this Act" mean this Article.
(Source: P.A. 90-28, eff. 1-1-98.)

45 ILCS 17/5-5

    (45 ILCS 17/5-5)
    Sec. 5-5. Findings. The legislature finds that:
    (1) Finding adoptive families for children, for whom state assistance is desirable pursuant to subsection (j) of Section 5 of the Children and Family Services Act, and ensuring the protection of the interest of the children affected during the entire assistance period, require special measures when the adoptive parents move to other states or are residents of another state.
    (2) Provision of medical and other necessary services for children, with state assistance, encounters special difficulties when the provision of services takes place in other states.
(Source: P.A. 90-28, eff. 1-1-98.)

45 ILCS 17/5-10

    (45 ILCS 17/5-10)
    Sec. 5-10. Purposes. The purposes of the Act are to:
    (1) Authorize the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to enter into interstate agreements with agencies of other states for the protection of children on behalf of whom adoption assistance is being provided by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
    (2) Provide procedures for interstate children's adoption assistance payments, including medical payments.
(Source: P.A. 90-28, eff. 1-1-98.)

45 ILCS 17/5-15

    (45 ILCS 17/5-15)
    Sec. 5-15. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
    "Adoption assistance state" means the state that is signatory to an adoption assistance agreement in a particular case.
    "Residence state" means the state where the child is living.
    "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or a Territory or Possession of or administered by the United States.
(Source: P.A. 90-28, eff. 1-1-98.)

45 ILCS 17/5-20

    (45 ILCS 17/5-20)
    Sec. 5-20. Compacts authorized. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is authorized to develop, participate in the development of, negotiate, and enter into one or more interstate compacts on behalf of this State with other states to implement one or more of the purposes set forth in this Act. When so entered into, and for so long as it shall remain in force, such a compact shall have the force and effect of law.
(Source: P.A. 90-28, eff. 1-1-98.)

45 ILCS 17/5-25

    (45 ILCS 17/5-25)
    Sec. 5-25. Contents of compacts. A compact entered into pursuant to the authority conferred by this Act shall contain the following:
        (1) A provision making it available for joinder by
    
all states.
        (2) A provision or provisions for withdrawal from the
    
compact upon written notice to the parties, but with a period of one year between the date of the notice and the effective date of the withdrawal.
        (3) A requirement that the protections afforded by or
    
pursuant to the compact continue in force for the duration of the adoption assistance and be applicable to all children and their adoptive parents who on the effective date of the withdrawal are receiving adoption assistance from a party state other than the one in which they are resident and have their principal place of abode.
        (4) A requirement that each instance of adoption
    
assistance to which the compact applies be covered by an adoption assistance agreement in writing between the adoptive parents and the state child welfare agency of the state that undertakes to provide the adoption assistance, and further, that any such agreement be expressly for the benefit of the adopted child and enforceable by the adoptive parents and the state agency providing the adoption assistance.
        (5) Other provisions that may be appropriate to
    
implement the proper administration of the compact.
(Source: P.A. 90-28, eff. 1-1-98.)

45 ILCS 17/5-30

    (45 ILCS 17/5-30)
    Sec. 5-30. Optional contents of compacts. A compact entered into pursuant to the authority conferred by this Act may contain provisions in addition to those required pursuant to Section 5-25 of this Act, as follows:
        (1) Provisions establishing procedures for and
    
entitlement to medical and other necessary social services for the child in accordance with applicable laws, even though the child and the adoptive parents are in a state other than the one responsible for or providing the services or the funds to defray part or all of the costs of the services.
        (2) Other provisions that may be appropriate or
    
incidental to the proper administration of the compact.
(Source: P.A. 90-28, eff. 1-1-98.)

45 ILCS 17/5-35

    (45 ILCS 17/5-35)
    Sec. 5-35. Medical assistance.
    (a) A child with special needs who resides in this State and who is the subject of an adoption assistance agreement with another state shall be eligible for medical assistance from this State under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code upon the filing of agreed documentation obtained from the assistance state and filed with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. The Department of Children and Family Services shall be required at least annually to establish that the agreement is still in force or has been renewed.
    (b) If a child (i) is in another state, (ii) is covered by an adoption assistance agreement made by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and (iii) was eligible for medical assistance under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code at the time he or she resided in this State and would continue to be eligible for that assistance if he or she was currently residing in this State, then that child is eligible for medical assistance under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code, but only for those medical assistance benefits under Article V that are not provided by the other state. There shall be no payment or reimbursement by this State for services or benefits covered under any insurance or other third party medical contract or arrangement held by the child or the adoptive parents.
    (c) The submission of any claim for payment or reimbursement for services or benefits pursuant to this Section or the making of any statement in connection therewith, which claim or statement the maker knows or should know to be false, misleading, or fraudulent, shall be punishable as perjury and shall also be subject to a fine not to exceed $10,000 or imprisonment for not to exceed 2 years, or both.
    (d) The provisions of this Section shall apply only to medical assistance for children under adoption assistance agreements from states that have entered into a compact with this State under which the other state provided medical assistance to children with special needs under adoption assistance agreements made by this State.
    (e) The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services may adopt all rules necessary to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

45 ILCS 17/5-40

    (45 ILCS 17/5-40)
    Sec. 5-40. Federal participation. Consistent with federal law, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services or the Illinois Department of Human Services, as the successor agency of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, in connection with the administration of this Act and any compact entered into pursuant to this Act, shall include in any state plan made pursuant to the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-272), Titles IV (e) and XIX of the Social Security Act, and any other applicable federal laws the provision of adoption assistance and medical assistance for which the federal government pays some or all of the cost. The Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services or the Department of Human Services, as the successor agency of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, shall apply for and administer all relevant federal aid in accordance with law.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)