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PUBLIC AID
(305 ILCS 5/) Illinois Public Aid Code.

305 ILCS 5/5B-1

    (305 ILCS 5/5B-1) (from Ch. 23, par. 5B-1)
    Sec. 5B-1. Definitions. As used in this Article, unless the context requires otherwise:
    "Fund" means the Long-Term Care Provider Fund.
    "Long-term care facility" means (i) a nursing facility, whether public or private and whether organized for profit or not-for-profit, that is subject to licensure by the Illinois Department of Public Health under the Nursing Home Care Act or the ID/DD Community Care Act, including a county nursing home directed and maintained under Section 5-1005 of the Counties Code, and (ii) a part of a hospital in which skilled or intermediate long-term care services within the meaning of Title XVIII or XIX of the Social Security Act are provided; except that the term "long-term care facility" does not include a facility operated by a State agency or operated solely as an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded within the meaning of Title XIX of the Social Security Act.
    "Long-term care provider" means (i) a person licensed by the Department of Public Health to operate and maintain a skilled nursing or intermediate long-term care facility or (ii) a hospital provider that provides skilled or intermediate long-term care services within the meaning of Title XVIII or XIX of the Social Security Act. For purposes of this paragraph, "person" means any political subdivision of the State, municipal corporation, individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, limited liability company, association, joint stock association, or trust, or a receiver, executor, trustee, guardian, or other representative appointed by order of any court. "Hospital provider" means a person licensed by the Department of Public Health to conduct, operate, or maintain a hospital.
    "Occupied bed days" shall be computed separately for each long-term care facility operated or maintained by a long-term care provider, and means the sum for all beds of the number of days during the month on which each bed was occupied by a resident, other than a resident for whom Medicare Part A is the primary payer. For a resident whose care is covered by the Medicare Medicaid Alignment initiative demonstration, Medicare Part A is considered the primary payer.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5B-2

    (305 ILCS 5/5B-2) (from Ch. 23, par. 5B-2)
    Sec. 5B-2. Assessment; no local authorization to tax.
    (a) For the privilege of engaging in the occupation of long-term care provider, beginning July 1, 2011 an assessment is imposed upon each long-term care provider in an amount equal to $6.07 times the number of occupied bed days due and payable each month. Notwithstanding any provision of any other Act to the contrary, this assessment shall be construed as a tax, but shall not be billed or passed on to any resident of a nursing home operated by the nursing home provider.
    (b) Nothing in this amendatory Act of 1992 shall be construed to authorize any home rule unit or other unit of local government to license for revenue or impose a tax or assessment upon long-term care providers or the occupation of long-term care provider, or a tax or assessment measured by the income or earnings or occupied bed days of a long-term care provider.
    (c) The assessment imposed by this Section shall not be due and payable, however, until after the Department notifies the long-term care providers, in writing, that the payment methodologies to long-term care providers required under Section 5-5.4 of this Code have been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the waivers under 42 CFR 433.68 for the assessment imposed by this Section, if necessary, have been granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
(Source: P.A. 96-1530, eff. 2-16-11; 97-10, eff. 6-14-11; 97-584, eff. 8-26-11.)

305 ILCS 5/5B-3

    (305 ILCS 5/5B-3) (from Ch. 23, par. 5B-3)
    Sec. 5B-3. Exemptions. A long-term care provider which is a county with a population of more than 3 million that makes intergovernmental transfer payments as provided in Section 15-3 of this Code shall be exempt from the assessment imposed by Section 5B-2 unless the exemption is adjudged to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid, in which case the county shall pay the assessment imposed by Section 5B-2 for all assessment periods beginning on or after July 1, 1992, and the assessment so paid shall be creditable against the intergovernmental transfer payments.
(Source: P.A. 87-861.)

305 ILCS 5/5B-4

    (305 ILCS 5/5B-4) (from Ch. 23, par. 5B-4)
    Sec. 5B-4. Payment of assessment; penalty.
    (a) The assessment imposed by Section 5B-2 shall be due and payable monthly, on the last State business day of the month for occupied bed days reported for the preceding third month prior to the month in which the tax is payable and due. A facility that has delayed payment due to the State's failure to reimburse for services rendered may request an extension on the due date for payment pursuant to subsection (b) and shall pay the assessment within 30 days of reimbursement by the Department. The Illinois Department may provide that county nursing homes directed and maintained pursuant to Section 5-1005 of the Counties Code may meet their assessment obligation by certifying to the Illinois Department that county expenditures have been obligated for the operation of the county nursing home in an amount at least equal to the amount of the assessment.
    (a-5) The Illinois Department shall provide for an electronic submission process for each long-term care facility to report at a minimum the number of occupied bed days of the long-term care facility for the reporting period and other reasonable information the Illinois Department requires for the administration of its responsibilities under this Code. Beginning July 1, 2013, a separate electronic submission shall be completed for each long-term care facility in this State operated by a long-term care provider. The Illinois Department shall prepare an assessment bill stating the amount due and payable each month and submit it to each long-term care facility via an electronic process. Each assessment payment shall be accompanied by a copy of the assessment bill sent to the long-term care facility by the Illinois Department. To the extent practicable, the Department shall coordinate the assessment reporting requirements with other reporting required of long-term care facilities.
    (b) The Illinois Department is authorized to establish delayed payment schedules for long-term care providers that are unable to make assessment payments when due under this Section due to financial difficulties, as determined by the Illinois Department. The Illinois Department may not deny a request for delay of payment of the assessment imposed under this Article if the long-term care provider has not been paid for services provided during the month on which the assessment is levied.
    (c) If a long-term care provider fails to pay the full amount of an assessment payment when due (including any extensions granted under subsection (b)), there shall, unless waived by the Illinois Department for reasonable cause, be added to the assessment imposed by Section 5B-2 a penalty assessment equal to the lesser of (i) 5% of the amount of the assessment payment not paid on or before the due date plus 5% of the portion thereof remaining unpaid on the last day of each month thereafter or (ii) 100% of the assessment payment amount not paid on or before the due date. For purposes of this subsection, payments will be credited first to unpaid assessment payment amounts (rather than to penalty or interest), beginning with the most delinquent assessment payments. Payment cycles of longer than 60 days shall be one factor the Director takes into account in granting a waiver under this Section.
    (c-5) If a long-term care facility fails to file its assessment bill with payment, there shall, unless waived by the Illinois Department for reasonable cause, be added to the assessment due a penalty assessment equal to 25% of the assessment due. After July 1, 2013, no penalty shall be assessed under this Section if the Illinois Department does not provide a process for the electronic submission of the information required by subsection (a-5).
    (d) Nothing in this amendatory Act of 1993 shall be construed to prevent the Illinois Department from collecting all amounts due under this Article pursuant to an assessment imposed before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1993.
    (e) Nothing in this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be construed to prevent the Illinois Department from collecting all amounts due under this Code pursuant to an assessment, tax, fee, or penalty imposed before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
    (f) No installment of the assessment imposed by Section 5B-2 shall be due and payable until after the Department notifies the long-term care providers, in writing, that the payment methodologies to long-term care providers required under Section 5-5.4 of this Code have been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the waivers under 42 CFR 433.68 for the assessment imposed by this Section, if necessary, have been granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Upon notification to the Department of approval of the payment methodologies required under Section 5-5.4 of this Code and the waivers granted under 42 CFR 433.68, all installments otherwise due under Section 5B-4 prior to the date of notification shall be due and payable to the Department upon written direction from the Department within 90 days after issuance by the Comptroller of the payments required under Section 5-5.4 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-444, eff. 8-14-09; 96-1530, eff. 2-16-11; 97-10, eff. 6-14-11; 97-403, eff. 1-1-12; 97-584, eff. 8-26-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

305 ILCS 5/5B-5

    (305 ILCS 5/5B-5) (from Ch. 23, par. 5B-5)
    Sec. 5B-5. Annual reporting; penalty; maintenance of records.
    (a) After December 31 of each year, and on or before March 31 of the succeeding year, every long-term care provider subject to assessment under this Article shall file a report with the Illinois Department. The report shall be in a form and manner prescribed by the Illinois Department and shall state the revenue received by the long-term care provider, reported in such categories as may be required by the Illinois Department, and other reasonable information the Illinois Department requires for the administration of its responsibilities under this Code.
    (b) If a long-term care provider operates or maintains more than one long-term care facility in this State, the provider may not file a single return covering all those long-term care facilities, but shall file a separate return for each long-term care facility and shall compute and pay the assessment for each long-term care facility separately.
    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision in this Article, in the case of a person who ceases to operate or maintain a long-term care facility in respect of which the person is subject to assessment under this Article as a long-term care provider, the person shall file a final, amended return with the Illinois Department not more than 90 days after the cessation reflecting the adjustment and shall pay with the final return the assessment for the year as so adjusted (to the extent not previously paid). If a person fails to file a final amended return on a timely basis, there shall, unless waived by the Illinois Department for reasonable cause, be added to the assessment due a penalty assessment equal to 25% of the assessment due.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, a provider who commences operating or maintaining a long-term care facility that was under a prior ownership and remained licensed by the Department of Public Health shall notify the Illinois Department of the change in ownership and shall be responsible to immediately pay any prior amounts owed by the facility.
    (e) The Department shall develop a procedure for sharing with a potential buyer of a facility information regarding outstanding assessments and penalties owed by that facility.
    (f) In the case of a long-term care provider existing as a corporation or legal entity other than an individual, the return filed by it shall be signed by its president, vice-president, secretary, or treasurer or by its properly authorized agent.
    (g) If a long-term care provider fails to file its return on or before the due date of the return, there shall, unless waived by the Illinois Department for reasonable cause, be added to the assessment imposed by Section 5B-2 a penalty assessment equal to 25% of the assessment imposed for the year. After July 1, 2013, no penalty shall be assessed if the Illinois Department has not established a process for the electronic submission of information.
    (h) Every long-term care provider subject to assessment under this Article shall keep records and books that will permit the determination of occupied bed days on a calendar year basis. All such books and records shall be kept in the English language and shall, at all times during business hours of the day, be subject to inspection by the Illinois Department or its duly authorized agents and employees.
    (i) The Illinois Department shall establish a process for long-term care providers to electronically submit all information required by this Section no later than July 1, 2013.
(Source: P.A. 96-1530, eff. 2-16-11; 97-403, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

305 ILCS 5/5B-6

    (305 ILCS 5/5B-6) (from Ch. 23, par. 5B-6)
    Sec. 5B-6. Disposition of proceeds. The Illinois Department shall pay all moneys received from long-term care providers under this Article into the Long-Term Care Provider Fund. Upon certification by the Illinois Department to the State Comptroller of its intent to withhold from a provider under Section 5B-7(b), the State Comptroller shall draw a warrant on the treasury or other fund held by the State Treasurer, as appropriate. The warrant shall state the amount for which the provider is entitled to a warrant, the amount of the deduction, and the reason therefor and shall direct the State Treasurer to pay the balance to the provider, all in accordance with Section 10.05 of the State Comptroller Act. The warrant also shall direct the State Treasurer to transfer the amount of the deduction so ordered from the treasury or other fund into the Long-Term Care Provider Fund.
(Source: P.A. 87-861.)

305 ILCS 5/5B-7

    (305 ILCS 5/5B-7) (from Ch. 23, par. 5B-7)
    Sec. 5B-7. Administration; enforcement provisions.
    (a) To the extent practicable, the Illinois Department shall administer and enforce this Article and collect the assessments, interest, and penalty assessments imposed under this Article, using procedures employed in its administration of this Code generally and, as it deems appropriate, in a manner similar to that in which the Department of Revenue administers and collects the retailers' occupation tax under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act ("ROTA"). Instead of certificates of registration, the Illinois Department shall establish and maintain a listing of all long-term care providers appearing in the licensing records of the Department of Public Health, which shall show each provider's name, principal place of business, and the name and address of each long-term care facility operated or maintained by the provider in this State. In addition, the following provisions of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act are incorporated by reference into this Section, except that the Illinois Department and its Director (rather than the Department of Revenue and its Director) and every long-term care provider subject to assessment measured by occupied bed days and to the return filing requirements of this Article (rather than persons subject to retailers' occupation tax measured by gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property at retail and to the return filing requirements of ROTA) shall have the powers, duties, and rights specified in these ROTA provisions, as modified in this Section or by the Illinois Department in a manner consistent with this Article and except as manifestly inconsistent with the other provisions of this Article:
        (1) ROTA, Section 4 (examination of return; notice of
    
correction; evidence; limitations; protest and hearing), except that (i) the Illinois Department shall issue notices of assessment liability (rather than notices of tax liability as provided in ROTA, Section 4); (ii) in the case of a fraudulent return or in the case of an extended period agreed to by the Illinois Department and the long-term care provider before the expiration of the limitation period, no notice of assessment liability shall be issued more than 3 years after the later of the due date of the return required by Section 5B-5 or the date the return (or an amended return) was filed (rather within the period stated in ROTA, Section 4); and (iii) the penalty provisions of ROTA, Section 4 shall not apply.
        (2) ROTA, Section 5 (failure to make return; failure
    
to pay assessment), except that the penalty and interest provisions of ROTA, Section 5 shall not apply.
        (3) ROTA, Section 5a (lien; attachment; termination;
    
notice; protest; review; release of lien; status of lien).
        (4) ROTA, Section 5b (State lien notices; State lien
    
index; duties of recorder and registrar of titles).
        (5) ROTA, Section 5c (liens; certificate of release).
        (6) ROTA, Section 5d (Department not required to
    
furnish bond; claim to property attached or levied upon).
        (7) ROTA, Section 5e (foreclosure on liens;
    
enforcement).
        (8) ROTA, Section 5f (demand for payment; levy and
    
sale of property; limitation).
        (9) ROTA, Section 5g (sale of property; redemption).
        (10) ROTA, Section 5j (sales on transfers outside
    
usual course of business; report; payment of assessment; rights and duties of purchaser; penalty).
        (11) ROTA, Section 6 (erroneous payments; credit or
    
refund), provided that (i) the Illinois Department may only apply an amount otherwise subject to credit or refund to a liability arising under this Article; (ii) except in the case of an extended period agreed to by the Illinois Department and the long term care provider prior to the expiration of this limitation period, a claim for credit or refund must be filed no more than 3 years after the due date of the return required by Section 5B-5 (rather than the time limitation stated in ROTA, Section 6); and (iii) credits or refunds shall not bear interest.
        (12) ROTA, Section 6a (claims for credit or refund).
        (13) ROTA, Section 6b (tentative determination of
    
claim; notice; hearing; review), provided that a long-term care provider or its representative shall have 60 days (rather than 20 days) within which to file a protest and request for hearing in response to a tentative determination of claim.
        (14) ROTA, Section 6c (finality of tentative
    
determinations).
        (15) ROTA, Section 8 (investigations and hearings).
        (16) ROTA, Section 9 (witness; immunity).
        (17) ROTA, Section 10 (issuance of subpoenas;
    
attendance of witnesses; production of books and records).
        (18) ROTA, Section 11 (information confidential;
    
exceptions).
        (19) ROTA, Section 12 (rules and regulations;
    
hearing; appeals), except that a long-term care provider shall not be required to file a bond or be subject to a lien in lieu thereof in order to seek court review under the Administrative Review Law of a final assessment or revised final assessment or the equivalent thereof issued by the Illinois Department under this Article.
    (b) In addition to any other remedy provided for and without sending a notice of assessment liability, the Illinois Department may collect an unpaid assessment by withholding, as payment of the assessment, reimbursements or other amounts otherwise payable by the Illinois Department to the provider.
(Source: P.A. 87-861.)

305 ILCS 5/5B-8

    (305 ILCS 5/5B-8) (from Ch. 23, par. 5B-8)
    Sec. 5B-8. Long-Term Care Provider Fund.
    (a) There is created in the State Treasury the Long-Term Care Provider Fund. Interest earned by the Fund shall be credited to the Fund. The Fund shall not be used to replace any moneys appropriated to the Medicaid program by the General Assembly.
    (b) The Fund is created for the purpose of receiving and disbursing moneys in accordance with this Article. Disbursements from the Fund shall be made only as follows:
        (1) For payments to nursing facilities, including
    
county nursing facilities but excluding State-operated facilities, under Title XIX of the Social Security Act and Article V of this Code.
        (2) For the reimbursement of moneys collected by the
    
Illinois Department through error or mistake.
        (3) For payment of administrative expenses incurred
    
by the Illinois Department or its agent in performing the activities authorized by this Article.
        (3.5) For reimbursement of expenses incurred by
    
long-term care facilities, and payment of administrative expenses incurred by the Department of Public Health, in relation to the conduct and analysis of background checks for identified offenders under the Nursing Home Care Act.
        (4) For payments of any amounts that are reimbursable
    
to the federal government for payments from this Fund that are required to be paid by State warrant.
        (5) For making transfers to the General Obligation
    
Bond Retirement and Interest Fund, as those transfers are authorized in the proceedings authorizing debt under the Short Term Borrowing Act, but transfers made under this paragraph (5) shall not exceed the principal amount of debt issued in anticipation of the receipt by the State of moneys to be deposited into the Fund.
        (6) For making transfers, at the direction of the
    
Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget during each fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2011, to other State funds in an annual amount of $20,000,000 of the tax collected pursuant to this Article for the purpose of enforcement of nursing home standards, support of the ombudsman program, and efforts to expand home and community-based services. No transfer under this paragraph shall occur until (i) the payment methodologies created by Public Act 96-1530 under Section 5-5.4 of this Code have been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and (ii) the assessment imposed by Section 5B-2 of this Code is determined to be a permissible tax under Title XIX of the Social Security Act.
    Disbursements from the Fund, other than transfers made pursuant to paragraphs (5) and (6) of this subsection, shall be by warrants drawn by the State Comptroller upon receipt of vouchers duly executed and certified by the Illinois Department.
    (c) The Fund shall consist of the following:
        (1) All moneys collected or received by the Illinois
    
Department from the long-term care provider assessment imposed by this Article.
        (2) All federal matching funds received by the
    
Illinois Department as a result of expenditures made by the Illinois Department that are attributable to moneys deposited in the Fund.
        (3) Any interest or penalty levied in conjunction
    
with the administration of this Article.
        (4) (Blank).
        (5) All other monies received for the Fund from any
    
other source, including interest earned thereon.
(Source: P.A. 96-1530, eff. 2-16-11; 97-584, eff. 8-26-11.)

305 ILCS 5/5B-9

    (305 ILCS 5/5B-9) (from Ch. 23, par. 5B-9)
    Sec. 5B-9. Applicability. The assessment imposed by Section 5B-2 shall cease to be imposed if the amount of matching federal funds under Title XIX of the Social Security Act is eliminated or significantly reduced on account of the assessment. Assessments imposed prior thereto shall be disbursed in accordance with Section 5B-8 to the extent federal matching is not reduced by the assessments, and any remaining assessments shall be refunded to long-term care providers in proportion to the amounts of the assessments paid by them.
(Source: P.A. 87-861.)

305 ILCS 5/5B-10

    (305 ILCS 5/5B-10) (from Ch. 23, par. 5B-10)
    Sec. 5B-10. Severability. If any clause, sentence, Section, exemption, provision, or part of this Article or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall be adjudged to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid, the remainder of this Article or its application to persons or circumstances other than those to which it is held invalid shall not be affected thereby. This Article V-B is intended to be separate from and independent of Articles V-A and V-C, and the application and validity of this Article V-B shall not be affected by the invalidity of one or more of Articles V-A and V-C.
(Source: P.A. 87-861.)

305 ILCS 5/Art. V-C

 
    (305 ILCS 5/Art. V-C heading)
ARTICLE V-C.
DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED CARE PROVIDER FUNDING

305 ILCS 5/5C-1

    (305 ILCS 5/5C-1) (from Ch. 23, par. 5C-1)
    Sec. 5C-1. Definitions. As used in this Article, unless the context requires otherwise:
    "Fund" means the Care Provider Fund for Persons with a Developmental Disability.
    "Developmentally disabled care facility" means an intermediate care facility for the intellectually disabled within the meaning of Title XIX of the Social Security Act, whether public or private and whether organized for profit or not-for-profit, but shall not include any facility operated by the State.
    "Developmentally disabled care provider" means a person conducting, operating, or maintaining a developmentally disabled care facility. For this purpose, "person" means any political subdivision of the State, municipal corporation, individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, limited liability company, association, joint stock association, or trust, or a receiver, executor, trustee, guardian or other representative appointed by order of any court.
    "Adjusted gross developmentally disabled care revenue" shall be computed separately for each developmentally disabled care facility conducted, operated, or maintained by a developmentally disabled care provider, and means the developmentally disabled care provider's total revenue for inpatient residential services less contractual allowances and discounts on patients' accounts, but does not include non-patient revenue from sources such as contributions, donations or bequests, investments, day training services, television and telephone service, and rental of facility space.
    "Long-term care facility for persons under 22 years of age serving clinically complex residents" means a facility licensed by the Department of Public Health as a long-term care facility for persons under 22 meeting the qualifications of Section 5-5.4h of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5C-2

    (305 ILCS 5/5C-2) (from Ch. 23, par. 5C-2)
    Sec. 5C-2. Assessment; no local authorization to tax.
    (a) For the privilege of engaging in the occupation of developmentally disabled care provider, an assessment is imposed upon each developmentally disabled care provider in an amount equal to 6%, or the maximum allowed under federal regulation, whichever is less, of its adjusted gross developmentally disabled care revenue for the prior State fiscal year. Notwithstanding any provision of any other Act to the contrary, this assessment shall be construed as a tax, but may not be added to the charges of an individual's nursing home care that is paid for in whole, or in part, by a federal, State, or combined federal-state medical care program, except those individuals receiving Medicare Part B benefits solely.
    (b) Nothing in this amendatory Act of 1995 shall be construed to authorize any home rule unit or other unit of local government to license for revenue or impose a tax or assessment upon a developmentally disabled care provider or the occupation of developmentally disabled care provider, or a tax or assessment measured by the income or earnings of a developmentally disabled care provider.
    (c) Effective July 1, 2013, for the privilege of engaging in the occupation of long-term care facility for persons under 22 years of age serving clinically complex residents provider, an assessment is imposed upon each long-term care facility for persons under 22 years of age serving clinically complex residents provider in the same amount and upon the same conditions and requirements as imposed in Article V-B of this Code and a license fee is imposed in the same amount and upon the same conditions and requirements as imposed in Article V-E of this Code. Notwithstanding any provision of any other Act to the contrary, the assessment and license fee imposed by this subsection (c) shall be construed as a tax, but may not be added to the charges of an individual's nursing home care that is paid for in whole, or in part, by a federal, State, or combined federal-State medical care program, except for those individuals receiving Medicare Part B benefits solely.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5C-3

    (305 ILCS 5/5C-3) (from Ch. 23, par. 5C-3)
    Sec. 5C-3. Payment of assessment; penalty.
    (a) The assessment imposed by Section 5C-2 for a State fiscal year shall be due and payable in quarterly installments, each equalling one-fourth of the assessment for the year, on September 30, December 31, March 31, and May 31 of the year.
    (b) The Illinois Department is authorized to establish delayed payment schedules for developmentally disabled care providers that are unable to make installment payments when due under this Section due to financial difficulties, as determined by the Illinois Department.
    (c) If a developmentally disabled care provider fails to pay the full amount of an installment when due (including any extensions granted under subsection (b)), there shall, unless waived by the Illinois Department for reasonable cause, be added to the assessment imposed by Section 5C-2 for the State fiscal year a penalty assessment equal to the lesser of (i) 5% of the amount of the installment not paid on or before the due date plus 5% of the portion thereof remaining unpaid on the last day of each month thereafter or (ii) 100% of the installment amount not paid on or before the due date. For purposes of this subsection, payments will be credited first to unpaid installment amounts (rather than to penalty or interest), beginning with the most delinquent installments.
(Source: P.A. 87-861; 88-88.)

305 ILCS 5/5C-4

    (305 ILCS 5/5C-4) (from Ch. 23, par. 5C-4)
    Sec. 5C-4. Reporting; penalty; maintenance of records.
    (a) After June 30 of each State fiscal year, and on or before September 30 of the succeeding State fiscal year, every developmentally disabled care provider subject to assessment under this Article shall file a return with the Illinois Department. The return shall report the adjusted gross developmentally disabled care revenue from the State fiscal year just ended and shall be utilized by the Illinois Department to calculate the assessment for the State fiscal year commencing on the preceding July 1. The return shall be on a form prepared by the Illinois Department and shall state the following:
        (1) The name of the developmentally disabled care
    
provider.
        (2) The address of the developmentally disabled care
    
provider's principal place of business from which the provider engages in the occupation of developmentally disabled care provider in this State, and the name and address of all developmentally disabled care facilities operated or maintained by the provider in this State.
        (3) The adjusted gross developmentally disabled care
    
revenue for the State fiscal year just ended, the amount of assessment imposed under Section 5C-2 for the State fiscal year for which the return is filed, and the amount of each quarterly installment to be paid during the State fiscal year.
        (4) The amount of penalty due, if any.
        (5) Other reasonable information the Illinois
    
Department requires.
    (b) If a developmentally disabled care provider operates or maintains more than one developmentally disabled care facility in this State, the provider may not file a single return covering all those developmentally disabled care facilities, but shall file a separate return for each developmentally disabled care facility and shall compute and pay the assessment for each developmentally disabled care facility separately.
    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision in this Article, a person who ceases to conduct, operate, or maintain a developmentally disabled care facility in respect of which the person is subject to assessment under this Article as a developmentally disabled care provider, the assessment for the State fiscal year in which the cessation occurs shall be adjusted by multiplying the assessment computed under Section 5C-2 by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of months in the year during which the provider conducts, operates, or maintains the developmentally disabled care facility and the denominator of which is 12. The person shall file a final, amended return with the Illinois Department not more than 90 days after the cessation reflecting the adjustment and shall pay with the final return the assessment for the year as so adjusted (to the extent not previously paid).
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, a provider who commences conducting, operating, or maintaining a developmentally disabled care facility shall file an initial return for the State fiscal year in which the commencement occurs within 90 days thereafter and shall pay the assessment computed under Section 5C-2 and subsection (e) in equal installments on the due date of the return and on the regular installment due dates for the State fiscal year occurring after the due date of the initial return.
    (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, in the case of a developmentally disabled care provider that did not conduct, operate, or maintain a developmentally disabled care facility throughout the prior State fiscal year, the assessment for that State fiscal year shall be computed on the basis of hypothetical adjusted gross developmentally disabled care revenue for the prior year as determined by rules adopted by the Illinois Department (which may be based on annualization of the provider's actual revenues for a portion of the State fiscal year, or revenues of a comparable facility for such year, including revenues realized by a prior provider from the same facility during such year).
    (f) In the case of a developmentally disabled care provider existing as a corporation or legal entity other than an individual, the return filed by it shall be signed by its president, vice-president, secretary, or treasurer or by its properly authorized agent.
    (g) If a developmentally disabled care provider fails to file its return for a State fiscal year on or before the due date of the return, there shall, unless waived by the Illinois Department for reasonable cause, be added to the assessment imposed by Section 5C-2 for the State fiscal year a penalty assessment equal to 25% of the assessment imposed for the year.
    (h) Every developmentally disabled care provider subject to assessment under this Article shall keep records and books that will permit the determination of adjusted gross developmentally disabled care revenue on a State fiscal year basis. All such books and records shall be kept in the English language and shall, at all times during business hours of the day, be subject to inspection by the Illinois Department or its duly authorized agents and employees.
(Source: P.A. 87-861.)

305 ILCS 5/5C-5

    (305 ILCS 5/5C-5) (from Ch. 23, par. 5C-5)
    Sec. 5C-5. Disposition of proceeds. The Illinois Department shall pay all moneys received from developmentally disabled care providers under this Article into the Care Provider Fund for Persons with a Developmental Disability. Upon certification by the Illinois Department to the State Comptroller of its intent to withhold from a provider under Section 5C-6(b), the State Comptroller shall draw a warrant on the treasury or other fund held by the State Treasurer, as appropriate. The warrant shall state the amount for which the provider is entitled to a warrant, the amount of the deduction, and the reason therefor and shall direct the State Treasurer to pay the balance to the provider, all in accordance with Section 10.05 of the State Comptroller Act. The warrant also shall direct the State Treasurer to transfer the amount of the deduction so ordered from the treasury or other fund into the Care Provider Fund for Persons with a Developmental Disability.
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

305 ILCS 5/5C-6

    (305 ILCS 5/5C-6) (from Ch. 23, par. 5C-6)
    Sec. 5C-6. Administration; enforcement provisions.
    (a) To the extent practicable, the Illinois Department shall administer and enforce this Article and collect the assessments, interest, and penalty assessments imposed under this Article, using procedures employed in its administration of this Code generally and, as it deems appropriate, in a manner similar to that in which the Department of Revenue administers and collects the retailers' occupation tax pursuant to the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act ("ROTA"). Instead of certificates of registration, the Illinois Department shall establish and maintain a listing of all developmentally disabled care providers appearing in the licensing records of the Department of Public Health, which shall show each provider's name, principal place of business, and the name and address of each developmentally disabled care facility operated or maintained by the provider in this State. In addition, the following Retailers' Occupation Tax Act provisions are incorporated by reference into this Section, except that the Illinois Department and its Director (rather than the Department of Revenue and its Director) and every developmentally disabled care provider subject to assessment measured by adjusted gross developmentally disabled care revenue and to the return filing requirements of this Article (rather than persons subject to retailers' occupation tax measured by gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property at retail and to the return filing requirements of ROTA) shall have the powers, duties, and rights specified in these ROTA provisions, as modified in this Section or by the Illinois Department in a manner consistent with this Article and except as manifestly inconsistent with the other provisions of this Article:
        (1) ROTA, Section 4 (examination of return; notice of
    
correction; evidence; limitations; protest and hearing), except that (i) the Illinois Department shall issue notices of assessment liability (rather than notices of tax liability as provided in ROTA, Section 4); (ii) in the case of a fraudulent return or in the case of an extended period agreed to by the Illinois Department and the developmentally disabled care provider before the expiration of the limitation period, no notice of assessment liability shall be issued more than 3 years after the later of the due date of the return required by Section 5C-5 or the date the return (or an amended return) was filed (rather within the period stated in ROTA, Section 4); and (iii) the penalty provisions of ROTA, Section 4 shall not apply.
        (2) ROTA, Section 5 (failure to make return; failure
    
to pay assessment), except that the penalty and interest provisions of ROTA, Section 5 shall not apply.
        (3) ROTA, Section 5a (lien; attachment; termination;
    
notice; protest; review; release of lien; status of lien).
        (4) ROTA, Section 5b (State lien notices; State lien
    
index; duties of recorder and registrar of titles).
        (5) ROTA, Section 5c (liens; certificate of release).
        (6) ROTA, Section 5d (Department not required to
    
furnish bond; claim to property attached or levied upon).
        (7) ROTA, Section 5e (foreclosure on liens;
    
enforcement).
        (8) ROTA, Section 5f (demand for payment; levy and
    
sale of property; limitation).
        (9) ROTA, Section 5g (sale of property; redemption).
        (10) ROTA, Section 5j (sales on transfers outside
    
usual course of business; report; payment of assessment; rights and duties of purchaser; penalty).
        (11) ROTA, Section 6 (erroneous payments; credit or
    
refund), provided that (i) the Illinois Department may only apply an amount otherwise subject to credit or refund to a liability arising under this Article; (ii) except in the case of an extended period agreed to by the Illinois Department and the developmentally disabled care provider prior to the expiration of this limitation period, a claim for credit or refund must be filed no more than 3 years after the due date of the return required by Section 5C-5 (rather than the time limitation stated in ROTA, Section 6); and (iii) credits or refunds shall not bear interest.
        (12) ROTA, Section 6a (claims for credit or refund).
        (13) ROTA, Section 6b (tentative determination of
    
claim; notice; hearing; review), provided that a developmentally disabled care provider or its representative shall have 60 days (rather than 20 days) within which to file a protest and request for hearing in response to a tentative determination of claim.
        (14) ROTA, Section 6c (finality of tentative
    
determinations).
        (15) ROTA, Section 8 (investigations and hearings).
        (16) ROTA, Section 9 (witness; immunity).
        (17) ROTA, Section 10 (issuance of subpoenas;
    
attendance of witnesses; production of books and records).
        (18) ROTA, Section 11 (information confidential;
    
exceptions).
        (19) ROTA, Section 12 (rules and regulations;
    
hearing; appeals), except that a developmentally disabled care provider shall not be required to file a bond or be subject to a lien in lieu thereof in order to seek court review under the Administrative Review Law of a final assessment or revised final assessment or the equivalent thereof issued by the Illinois Department under this Article.
    (b) In addition to any other remedy provided for and without sending a notice of assessment liability, the Illinois Department may collect an unpaid assessment by withholding, as payment of the assessment, reimbursements or other amounts otherwise payable by the Illinois Department to the provider.
(Source: P.A. 87-861.)

305 ILCS 5/5C-7

    (305 ILCS 5/5C-7) (from Ch. 23, par. 5C-7)
    Sec. 5C-7. Care Provider Fund for Persons with a Developmental Disability.
    (a) There is created in the State Treasury the Care Provider Fund for Persons with a Developmental Disability. Interest earned by the Fund shall be credited to the Fund. The Fund shall not be used to replace any moneys appropriated to the Medicaid program by the General Assembly.
    (b) The Fund is created for the purpose of receiving and disbursing assessment moneys in accordance with this Article. Disbursements from the Fund shall be made only as follows:
        (1) For payments to intermediate care facilities for
    
the developmentally disabled under Title XIX of the Social Security Act and Article V of this Code.
        (2) For the reimbursement of moneys collected by the
    
Illinois Department through error or mistake, and to make required payments under Section 5-4.28(a)(1) of this Code if there are no moneys available for such payments in the Medicaid Developmentally Disabled Provider Participation Fee Trust Fund.
        (3) For payment of administrative expenses incurred
    
by the Department of Human Services or its agent or the Illinois Department or its agent in performing the activities authorized by this Article.
        (4) For payments of any amounts which are
    
reimbursable to the federal government for payments from this Fund which are required to be paid by State warrant.
        (5) For making transfers to the General Obligation
    
Bond Retirement and Interest Fund as those transfers are authorized in the proceedings authorizing debt under the Short Term Borrowing Act, but transfers made under this paragraph (5) shall not exceed the principal amount of debt issued in anticipation of the receipt by the State of moneys to be deposited into the Fund.
        (6) For making refunds as required under Section
    
5C-10 of this Article.
    Disbursements from the Fund, other than transfers to the General Obligation Bond Retirement and Interest Fund, shall be by warrants drawn by the State Comptroller upon receipt of vouchers duly executed and certified by the Illinois Department.
    (c) The Fund shall consist of the following:
        (1) All moneys collected or received by the Illinois
    
Department from the developmentally disabled care provider assessment imposed by this Article.
        (2) All federal matching funds received by the
    
Illinois Department as a result of expenditures made by the Illinois Department that are attributable to moneys deposited in the Fund.
        (3) Any interest or penalty levied in conjunction
    
with the administration of this Article.
        (4) Any balance in the Medicaid Developmentally
    
Disabled Care Provider Participation Fee Trust Fund in the State Treasury. The balance shall be transferred to the Fund upon certification by the Illinois Department to the State Comptroller that all of the disbursements required by Section 5-4.21(b) of this Code have been made.
        (5) All other moneys received for the Fund from any
    
other source, including interest earned thereon.
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5C-8

    (305 ILCS 5/5C-8) (from Ch. 23, par. 5C-8)
    Sec. 5C-8. Applicability. The assessment imposed by Section 5C-2 shall cease to be imposed if the amount of matching federal funds under Title XIX of the Social Security Act is eliminated or significantly reduced on account of the assessment. Assessments imposed prior thereto shall be disbursed in accordance with Section 5C-7 to the extent federal matching is not reduced by the assessments, and any remaining assessments shall be refunded to developmentally disabled care providers in proportion to the amounts paid by them.
(Source: P.A. 87-861.)

305 ILCS 5/5C-9

    (305 ILCS 5/5C-9) (from Ch. 23, par. 5C-9)
    Sec. 5C-9. Severability. If any clause, sentence, Section, exemption, provision, or part of this Article or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall be adjudged to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid the remainder of this Article or its application to persons or circumstances other than those to which it is held invalid shall not be affected thereby. This Article V-C is intended to be separate from and independent of Articles V-A and V-B, and the application and validity of this Article V-C shall not be affected by the invalidity of one or more of Articles V-A and V-B.
(Source: P.A. 87-861.)

305 ILCS 5/5C-10

    (305 ILCS 5/5C-10)
    Sec. 5C-10. Adjustments. For long-term care facilities for persons under 22 years of age serving clinically complex residents previously classified as developmentally disabled care facilities under this Article, the Department shall refund any amounts paid under this Article in State fiscal year 2014 by the end of State fiscal year 2015 with at least half the refund amount being made prior to December 31, 2014. The amounts refunded shall be based on amounts paid by the facilities to the Department as the assessment under subsection (a) of Section 5C-2 less any assessment and license fee due for State fiscal year 2014.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/Art. V-D

 
    (305 ILCS 5/Art. V-D heading)
ARTICLE V-D.
EXEMPTION OF RURAL HOSPITALS
(Repealed by P.A. 93-659, eff. 2-3-04.)

305 ILCS 5/5D-1

    (305 ILCS 5/5D-1) (from Ch. 23, par. 5D-1)
    Sec. 5D-1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-21, eff. 7-1-95. Repealed by P.A. 93-659, eff. 2-3-04.)

305 ILCS 5/5D-2

    (305 ILCS 5/5D-2) (from Ch. 23, par. 5D-2)
    Sec. 5D-2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-88. Repealed by P.A. 93-659, eff. 2-3-04.)