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EXECUTIVE BRANCH
(20 ILCS 2407/) Disabilities Services Act of 2003.

20 ILCS 2407/Art. 1

 
    (20 ILCS 2407/Art. 1 heading)
ARTICLE 1. SHORT TITLE
(Source: P.A. 95-438, eff. 1-1-08.)

20 ILCS 2407/1

    (20 ILCS 2407/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Disabilities Services Act of 2003.
(Source: P.A. 93-638, eff. 12-31-03.)

20 ILCS 2407/Art. 2

 
    (20 ILCS 2407/Art. 2 heading)
ARTICLE 2. DISABILITIES SERVICES ACT OF 2003
(Source: P.A. 95-438, eff. 1-1-08.)

20 ILCS 2407/5

    (20 ILCS 2407/5)
    Sec. 5. Purpose. It is the purpose of this Act to create an advisory committee to develop and implement a disabilities services implementation plan as provided in Section 20 to ensure compliance by the State of Illinois with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the decision in Olmstead v. L.C., 119 S.Ct. 2176 (1999).
(Source: P.A. 93-638, eff. 12-31-03.)

20 ILCS 2407/10

    (20 ILCS 2407/10)
    Sec. 10. Application of Act; definitions.
    (a) This Act applies to persons with disabilities. The disabilities included are defined for purposes of this Act as follows:
    "Disability" means a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that is attributable to a developmental disability, a mental illness, or a physical disability, or combination of those.
    "Developmental disability" means a disability that is attributable to an intellectual disability or a related condition. A related condition must meet all of the following conditions:
        (1) It must be attributable to cerebral palsy,
    
epilepsy, or any other condition (other than mental illness) found to be closely related to an intellectual disability because that condition results in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of individuals with an intellectual disability, and requires treatment or services similar to those required for those individuals. For purposes of this Section, autism is considered a related condition.
        (2) It must be manifested before the individual
    
reaches age 22.
        (3) It must be likely to continue indefinitely.
        (4) It must result in substantial functional
    
limitations in 3 or more of the following areas of major life activity: self-care, language, learning, mobility, self-direction, and capacity for independent living.
    "Mental Illness" means a mental or emotional disorder verified by a diagnosis contained in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition, published by the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV), or its successor, or International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), or its successor, that substantially impairs a person's cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning, or any combination of those, excluding (i) conditions that may be the focus of clinical attention but are not of sufficient duration or severity to be categorized as a mental illness, such as parent-child relational problems, partner-relational problems, sexual abuse of a child, bereavement, academic problems, phase-of-life problems, and occupational problems (collectively, "V codes"), (ii) organic disorders such as substance intoxication dementia, substance withdrawal dementia, Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, dementia due to HIV infection, and dementia due to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and disorders associated with known or unknown physical conditions such as hallucinosis, amnestic disorders and delirium, and psychoactive substance-induced organic disorders, and (iii) an intellectual disability or psychoactive substance use disorders.
    "Intellectual disability" means significantly sub-average general intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested before the age of 22 years.
    "Physical disability" means a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that meets the following criteria:
        (1) It is attributable to a physical impairment.
        (2) It results in a substantial functional limitation
    
in any of the following areas of major life activity: (i) self-care, (ii) receptive and expressive language, (iii) learning, (iv) mobility, (v) self-direction, (vi) capacity for independent living, and (vii) economic sufficiency.
        (3) It reflects the person's need for a combination
    
and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or general care, treatment, or other services that are of lifelong or of extended duration and must be individually planned and coordinated.
    (b) In this Act:
    "Chronological age-appropriate services" means services, activities, and strategies for persons with disabilities that are representative of the lifestyle activities of nondisabled peers of similar age in the community.
    "Comprehensive evaluation" means procedures used by qualified professionals selectively with an individual to determine whether a person has a disability and the nature and extent of the services that the person with a disability needs.
    "Department" means the Department on Aging, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Public Aid (now Department Healthcare and Family Services), the University of Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children, the Department of Children and Family Services, and the Illinois State Board of Education, where appropriate, as designated in the implementation plan developed under Section 20.
    "Family" means a natural, adoptive, or foster parent or parents or other person or persons responsible for the care of an individual with a disability in a family setting.
    "Family or individual support" means those resources and services that are necessary to maintain an individual with a disability within the family home or his or her own home. These services may include, but are not limited to, cash subsidy, respite care, and counseling services.
    "Independent service coordination" means a social service that enables persons with developmental disabilities and their families to locate, use, and coordinate resources and opportunities in their communities on the basis of individual need. Independent service coordination is independent of providers of services and funding sources and is designed to ensure accessibility, continuity of care, and accountability and to maximize the potential of persons with developmental disabilities for independence, productivity, and integration into the community. Independent service coordination includes, at a minimum: (i) outreach to identify eligible individuals; (ii) assessment and periodic reassessment to determine each individual's strengths, functional limitations, and need for specific services; (iii) participation in the development of a comprehensive individual service or treatment plan; (iv) referral to and linkage with needed services and supports; (v) monitoring to ensure the delivery of appropriate services and to determine individual progress in meeting goals and objectives; and (vi) advocacy to assist the person in obtaining all services for which he or she is eligible or entitled.
    "Individual service or treatment plan" means a recorded assessment of the needs of a person with a disability, a description of the services recommended, the goals of each type of element of service, an anticipated timetable for the accomplishment of the goals, and a designation of the qualified professionals responsible for the implementation of the plan.
    "Least restrictive environment" means an environment that represents the least departure from the normal patterns of living and that effectively meets the needs of the person receiving the service.
(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

20 ILCS 2407/15

    (20 ILCS 2407/15)
    Sec. 15. Services. Services shall be provided in accordance with the individual service or treatment plan developed for an individual under this Section. The individual shall initially be screened for potential eligibility by the appropriate State agency and, if the individual is deemed probably eligible for a disability service or program, a comprehensive evaluation of the individual shall be conducted to determine the services and programs appropriate for that individual. The array of available services shall be described in the Disabilities Services Implementation Plan required under this Act and may include, but need not be limited to:
        (1) Comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis. A person
    
with a suspected disability who is applying for Department-authorized disability services must receive, after an initial screening and a determination of probable eligibility for a disability service or program, a comprehensive diagnosis and evaluation, including an assessment of skills, abilities, and potential for residential and work placement, adapted to his or her primary language, cultural background, and ethnic origin. All components of a comprehensive evaluation must be administered by a qualified examiner.
        (2) Individual service or treatment plan. A person
    
with a disability shall receive services in accordance with a current individual service or treatment plan. A person with a disability who is receiving services shall be provided periodic reevaluation and review of the individual service or treatment plan, at least annually, in order to measure progress, to modify or change objectives if necessary, and to provide guidance and remediation techniques.
        A person with a disability and his or her guardian
    
have the right to participate in the planning and decision-making process regarding the person's individual service or treatment plan and to be informed in writing, or in that person's mode of communication, of progress at reasonable time intervals. Each person must be given the opportunity to make decisions and exercise options regarding the plan, consistent with the person's capabilities. Family members and other representatives of the person with a disability must be allowed, encouraged, and supported to participate as well, if the person with a disability consents to that participation.
        (3) Nondiscriminatory access to services. A person
    
with a disability may not be denied program services because of sex, ethnic origin, marital status, ability to pay (except where contrary to law), or criminal record. Specific program eligibility requirements with regard to disability, level of need, age, and other matters may be established by the Department by rule. The Department may set priorities for the provision of services and for determining the need and eligibility for services in accordance with available funding.
        (4) Family or individual support. A person with a
    
disability must be provided family or individual support services, or both, whenever possible and appropriate, to prevent unnecessary out-of-home placement and to foster independent living skills when authorized for such services.
        (5) Residential choices and options. A person with a
    
disability who requires residential placement in a supervised or supported setting must be provided choices among various residential options when authorized for those services. The placement must be offered in the least restrictive environment appropriate to the individual.
        (6) Education. A person with a disability has the
    
right to a free, appropriate public education as provided in both State and federal law. Each local educational agency must prepare persons with disabilities for adult living. In anticipation of adulthood, each person with a disability has the right to a transition plan developed and ready for implementation before the person's exit by no later than the school year in which the person reaches age 14, consistent with the requirements of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Article XIV of the School Code.
        (7) Vocational training. A person with a disability
    
must be provided vocational training, when appropriate, that contributes to the person's independence and employment potential. This training should include strategies and activities in programs that lead to employment and reemployment in the least restrictive environment appropriate to the individual.
        (8) Employment. A person with a disability has the
    
right to be employed free from discrimination, pursuant to the Constitution and laws of this State.
        (9) Independent service coordination. A person with a
    
disability who is receiving direct services from the Department must be provided independent service coordination when needed.
        (10) Mental health supports. Individuals with a
    
disability must be provided needed mental health supports such as psychological rehabilitation, psychiatric and medication coverage, day treatment, care management, and crisis services.
        (11) Due process. A person with a disability retains
    
the rights of citizenship. Any person aggrieved by a decision of a department regarding services provided under this Act must be given an opportunity to present complaints at a due process hearing before an impartial hearing officer designated by the director of that department. Any person aggrieved by a final administrative decision rendered following the due process hearing may seek judicial review of that decision pursuant to the Administrative Review Law. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure. Attorney's fees and costs may be awarded to a prevailing complainant in any due process hearing or action for judicial review under this Act.
        The right to a hearing under this item (11) is in
    
addition to any other rights under federal, State, or local laws, however nothing in this Section shall be construed as requiring the establishment of a new due process hearing procedure if one already exists for a particular service or program.
(Source: P.A. 93-638, eff. 12-31-03.)

20 ILCS 2407/20

    (20 ILCS 2407/20)
    Sec. 20. Implementation.
    (a) The Governor shall appoint an advisory committee to assist in the development and implementation of a Disabilities Services Implementation Plan that will ensure compliance by the State of Illinois with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the decision in Olmstead v. L.C., 119 S.Ct. 2176 (1999). The advisory committee shall be known as the Illinois Disabilities Services Advisory Committee and shall be composed of no more than 33 members, including: persons who have a physical disability, a developmental disability, or a mental illness; senior citizens; advocates for persons with physical disabilities; advocates for persons with developmental disabilities; advocates for persons with mental illness; advocates for senior citizens; representatives of providers of services to persons with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, and mental illness; representatives of providers of services to senior citizens; and representatives of organized labor.
    In addition, the following State officials shall serve on the committee as ex-officio non-voting members: the Secretary of Human Services or his or her designee; the State Superintendent of Education or his or her designee; the Director of Aging or his or her designee; the Executive Director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority or his or her designee; the Director of Public Aid (now Director of Healthcare and Family Services) or his or her designee; and the Director of Employment Security or his or her designee.
    The advisory committee shall select officers, including a chair and a vice-chair.
    The advisory committee shall meet at least quarterly and shall keep official meeting minutes. Committee members shall not be compensated but shall be paid for their expenses related to attendance at meetings.
    (b) The implementation plan must include, but need not be limited to, the following:
        (1) Establishing procedures for completing
    
comprehensive evaluations, including provisions for Department review and approval of need determinations. The Department may utilize independent evaluators and targeted or sample reviews during this review and approval process, as it deems appropriate.
        (2) Establishing procedures for the development of an
    
individual service or treatment plan for each person with a disability, including provisions for Department review and authorization.
        (3) Identifying core services to be provided by
    
agencies of the State of Illinois or other agencies.
        (4) Establishing minimum standards for individualized
    
services.
        (5) Establishing minimum standards for residential
    
services in the least restrictive environment.
        (6) Establishing minimum standards for vocational
    
services.
        (7) Establishing due process hearing procedures.
        (8) Establishing minimum standards for family support
    
services.
        (9) Securing financial resources necessary to fulfill
    
the purposes and requirements of this Act, including but not limited to obtaining approval and implementing waivers or demonstrations authorized under federal law.
    (c) The Governor, with the assistance of the Illinois Disabilities Services Advisory Committee and the Secretary of Human Services, is responsible for the completion of the implementation plan. The Governor must submit a report to the General Assembly by November 1, 2004, which must include the following:
        (1) The implementation plan.
        (2) A description of current and planned programs and
    
services necessary to meet the requirements of the individual service or treatment plans required by this Act, together with the actions to be taken by the State of Illinois to ensure that those plans will be implemented. This description shall include a report of related program and service improvements or expansions implemented by the Department since the effective date of this Act.
        (3) The estimated costs of current and planned
    
programs and services to be provided under the implementation plan.
        (4) A report on the number of persons with
    
disabilities who may be eligible to receive services under this Act, together with a report on the number of persons who are currently receiving those services.
        (5) Any proposed changes in State policies, laws, or
    
regulations necessary to fulfill the purposes and requirements of this Act.
    (d) The Governor, with the assistance of the Secretary of Human Services, shall annually update the implementation plan and report changes to the General Assembly by July 1 of each year. Initial implementation of the plan is required by July 1, 2005. The requirement of annual updates and reports expires in 2008, unless otherwise extended by the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

20 ILCS 2407/25

    (20 ILCS 2407/25)
    Sec. 25. Appropriations. Services shall be provided under this Act to the extent that appropriations are made available by the General Assembly for the programs and services indicated in the implementation plan.
(Source: P.A. 93-638, eff. 12-31-03.)

20 ILCS 2407/30

    (20 ILCS 2407/30)
    Sec. 30. Entitlements. This Act does not create any new entitlement to a service, program, or benefit, but shall not be construed to affect any entitlement to a service, program, or benefit created by any other law.
(Source: P.A. 93-638, eff. 12-31-03.)

20 ILCS 2407/Art. 3

 
    (20 ILCS 2407/Art. 3 heading)
ARTICLE 3. MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON IMPLEMENTATION ACT
(Source: P.A. 95-438, eff. 1-1-08.)

20 ILCS 2407/51

    (20 ILCS 2407/51)
    Sec. 51. Legislative intent. It is the intent of the General Assembly to promote the civil rights of persons with disabilities by providing community-based service for persons with disabilities when such services are determined appropriate and desired, as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act under the United States Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. L.C., 527 U.S. 581 (1999). In accordance with Section 6071 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171), the purpose of this Act is (i) to identify and reduce barriers or mechanisms, whether in State law, the State Medicaid Plan, the State budget, or otherwise, that prevent or restrict the flexible use of public funds to enable individuals with disabilities to receive support for appropriate and necessary long-term care services in settings of their choice; (ii) to increase the use of home and community-based long-term care services, rather than institutions or long-term care facilities; (iii) to increase the ability of the State Medicaid program to assure continued provision of home and community-based long-term care services to eligible individuals who choose to transition from an institution or a long-term care facility to a community setting; and (iv) to ensure that procedures are in place that are at least comparable to those required under the qualified home and community-based program to provide quality assurance for eligible individuals receiving Medicaid home and community-based long-term care services and to provide for continuous quality improvement in such services. Utilizing the framework created by the "Money Follows the Person" demonstration project, approval received by the State on May 14, 2007, the purpose of this Act is to codify and reinforce the State's commitment to promote individual choice and control and increase utilization of home and community-based services through:
        (a) Increased ability of the State Medicaid program
    
to ensure continued provision of home and community-based long-term care services to eligible individuals who choose to transition from an institution to a community setting.
        (b) Assessment and removal of barriers to community
    
reintegration, including development of a comprehensive housing strategy.
        (c) Expand availability of consumer self-directed
    
service options.
        (d) Increased use of home and community-based
    
long-term care services, rather than institutions or long-term care facilities, such that the percentage of the State long-term care budget expended for community-based services increases from its current 28.5% to at least 37% in the next 5 years.
        (e) Creation and implementation of interagency
    
agreements or budgetary mechanisms to allow for the flexible movement of allocated dollars from institutional budget appropriations to appropriations supporting home and community-based services or Medicaid State Plan options.
        (f) Creation of an equitable, clinically sound and
    
cost-effective system for identification and review of community transition candidates across all long-term care systems; including improvement of prescreening, assessment for rapid reintegration and targeted review of longer stay residents, training and outreach education for providers and consumers on community alternatives across all long-term care systems.
        (g) Development and implementation of data and
    
information systems to track individuals across service systems and funding streams; support responsive eligibility determination; facilitate placement and care decisions; identify individuals with potential for transition; and drive planning for the development of community-based alternatives.
        (h) Establishment of procedures that are at least
    
comparable to those required under the qualified home and community-based program to provide quality assurance for eligible individuals receiving Medicaid home and community-based long-term care services and to provide for continuous quality improvement in such services.
        (i) Nothing in this amendatory Act of the 95th
    
General Assembly shall diminish or restrict the choice of an individual to reside in an institution or the quality of care they receive.
(Source: P.A. 95-438, eff. 1-1-08.)

20 ILCS 2407/52

    (20 ILCS 2407/52)
    Sec. 52. Applicability; definitions. In accordance with Section 6071 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171), as used in this Article:
    "Departments". The term "Departments" means for the purposes of this Act, the Department of Human Services, the Department on Aging, Department of Healthcare and Family Services and Department of Public Health, unless otherwise noted.
    "Home and community-based long-term care services". The term "home and community-based long-term care services" means, with respect to the State Medicaid program, a service aid, or benefit, home and community-based services, including, but not limited to, home health and personal care services, that are provided to a person with a disability, and are voluntarily accepted, as part of his or her long-term care that: (i) is provided under the State's qualified home and community-based program or that could be provided under such a program but is otherwise provided under the Medicaid program; (ii) is delivered in a qualified residence; and (iii) is necessary for the person with a disability to live in the community.
    "ID/DD community care facility". The term "ID/DD community care facility", for the purposes of this Article, means a skilled nursing or intermediate long-term care facility subject to licensure by the Department of Public Health under the ID/DD Community Care Act or the MC/DD Act, an intermediate care facility for persons with developmental disabilities (ICF-DDs), and a State-operated developmental center or mental health center, whether publicly or privately owned.
    "Money Follows the Person" Demonstration. Enacted by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration is part of a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to assist states, in collaboration with stakeholders, to make widespread changes to their long-term care support systems. This initiative will assist states in their efforts to reduce their reliance on institutional care while developing community-based long-term care opportunities, enabling the elderly and people with disabilities to fully participate in their communities.
    "Public funds" mean any funds appropriated by the General Assembly to the Departments of Human Services, on Aging, of Healthcare and Family Services and of Public Health for settings and services as defined in this Article.
    "Qualified residence". The term "qualified residence" means, with respect to an eligible individual: (i) a home owned or leased by the individual or the individual's authorized representative (as defined by P.L. 109-171); (ii) an apartment with an individual lease, with lockable access and egress, and which includes living, sleeping, bathing, and cooking areas over which the individual or the individual's family has domain and control; or (iii) a residence, in a community-based residential setting, in which no more than 4 unrelated individuals reside. Where qualified residences are not sufficient to meet the demand of eligible individuals, time-limited exceptions to this definition may be developed through administrative rule.
    "Self-directed services". The term "self-directed services" means, with respect to home and community-based long-term services for an eligible individual, those services for the individual that are planned and purchased under the direction and control of the individual or the individual's authorized representative, including the amount, duration, scope, provider, and location of such services, under the State Medicaid program consistent with the following requirements:
        (a) Assessment: there is an assessment of the needs,
    
capabilities, and preference of the individual with respect to such services.
        (b) Individual service care or treatment plan: based
    
on the assessment, there is development jointly with such individual or individual's authorized representative, a plan for such services for the individual that (i) specifies those services, if any, that the individual or the individual's authorized representative would be responsible for directing; (ii) identifies the methods by which the individual or the individual's authorized representative or an agency designated by an individual or representative will select, manage, and dismiss providers of such services.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-180, eff. 7-29-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)

20 ILCS 2407/53

    (20 ILCS 2407/53)
    Sec. 53. Rebalancing benchmarks.
    (a) Illinois' long-term care system is in a state of transformation, as evidenced by the creation and subsequent work products of the Disability Services Advisory Committee, Older Adult Services Advisory Committee, Housing Task Force and other executive and legislative branch initiatives.
    (b) Illinois' Money Follows the Person demonstration approval capitalizes on this progress and commits the State to transition approximately 3,357 older persons and persons with developmental, physical or psychiatric disabilities from institutional to home and community-based settings, resulting in an increased percentage of long-term care community spending over the next 5 years.
    (c) The State will endeavor to increase the percentage of community-based long-term care spending over the next 5 years according to the following timeline:
        Estimated baseline: 28.5%
        Year 1: 30%
        Year 2: 31%
        Year 3: 32%
        Year 4: 35%
        Year 5: 37%
    (d) The Departments will utilize interagency agreements and will seek legislative authority to implement a Money Follows the Person budgetary mechanism to allocate or reallocate funds for the purpose of expanding the availability, quality or stability of home and community-based long-term care services and supports for persons with disabilities.
    (e) The allocation of public funds for home and community-based long-term care services shall not have the effect of: (i) diminishing or reducing the quality of services available to residents of long-term care facilities; (ii) forcing any residents of long-term care facilities to involuntarily accept home and community-based long-term care services, or causing any residents of long-term care facilities to be involuntarily transferred or discharged; (iii) causing reductions in long-term care facility reimbursement rates in effect as of July 1, 2008; or (iv) diminishing access to a full array of long-term care options.
(Source: P.A. 95-438, eff. 1-1-08.)

20 ILCS 2407/54

    (20 ILCS 2407/54)
    Sec. 54. Quality assurance and quality improvement.
    (a) In accordance with subsection (11) of Section 6071 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171), the Departments shall develop a plan for quality assurance and quality improvement for home and community-based long-term care services under the State Medicaid program, including a plan to assure the health and welfare of eligible individuals under this Act.
    (b) This plan shall require the Departments to apply for any available funding to support the intent of this legislation, and to seek any appropriate federal Medicaid approval.
(Source: P.A. 95-438, eff. 1-1-08.)

20 ILCS 2407/55

    (20 ILCS 2407/55)
    Sec. 55. Dissemination of reports.
    (a) On or before April 1 of each year, in conjunction with their annual report, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, in cooperation with the other involved agencies, shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the implementation of this Act and include, at a minimum, the following data: (i) a description of any interagency agreements, fiscal payment mechanisms or methodologies developed under this Act that effectively support choice; (ii) information concerning the dollar amounts of State Medicaid long-term care expenditures and the percentage of such expenditures that were for institutional long-term care services or were for home and community-based long-term care services; and (iii) documentation that the Departments have met the requirements under Section 54(a) to assure the health and welfare of eligible individuals receiving home and community-based long-term care services. This report must be made available to the general public, including via the Departmental websites.
(Source: P.A. 95-438, eff. 1-1-08.)

20 ILCS 2407/56

    (20 ILCS 2407/56)
    Sec. 56. Effect on existing rights.
    (a) This Article does not alter or affect the manner in which persons with disabilities are determined eligible or appropriate for home and community-based long-term care services.
    (b) This Article shall not be read to limit in any way the rights of persons with disabilities under the U.S. Constitution, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Social Security Act, or any other federal or State law.
(Source: P.A. 95-438, eff. 1-1-08.)

20 ILCS 2407/57

    (20 ILCS 2407/57)
    Sec. 57. Rules. The Departments of Human Services, on Aging, of Healthcare and Family Services and of Public Health shall adopt any rules necessary for the implementation and administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-438, eff. 1-1-08.)

20 ILCS 2407/Art. 4

 
    (20 ILCS 2407/Art. 4 heading)
ARTICLE 4. RAPID REINTEGRATION PILOT PROGRAM
(Source: P.A. 96-810, eff. 10-30-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

20 ILCS 2407/60

    (20 ILCS 2407/60)
    Sec. 60. Rapid Reintegration Pilot Program.
    (a) The Department of Human Services shall operate a Rapid Reintegration Pilot Program. The purpose of the pilot program is to demonstrate that, with appropriate support and services, individuals with physical disabilities and individuals with mental illness who need a short-term placement of 6 months or less in a nursing facility can successfully return to the community without experiencing unnecessary institutionalization. The initial pilot program sites shall be those initiated or operated by the Department in Fiscal Year 2009. The pilot program may be expanded to other sites as funding becomes available for that purpose.
    (b) The Department of Human Services shall secure the cooperation of hospitals in the geographic areas served by the pilot program so that hospitals will coordinate with the Service Coordination Agencies and the Home Services Program to verify whether the individual is expected to have a short-term stay of 6 months or less in a nursing facility upon discharge from the hospital.
    (c) The Service Coordination Agencies and the Home Services Program in the pilot areas shall make an initial assessment and a post-admission assessment to ascertain whether an individual needs a nursing facility level of care and whether the individual is expected to be in the nursing facility for a short-term stay of 6 months or less.
    (d) The Service Coordination Agencies and the Home Services Program shall make necessary and appropriate efforts to reintegrate any individual who is found to need nursing facility level of care and is expected to be in a nursing home for a short-term stay of 6 months or less, including collaboration with local service providers, such as centers for independent living and community mental health agencies.
    (e) If an individual who, through the pilot program, has been identified as needing a short-term stay of 6 months or less is admitted to a nursing facility, the individual shall be assessed for eligibility for an enhanced Community Home Maintenance Allowance to allow the individual to retain income for a period of up to 6 months in order to retain his or her home.
    (f) The pilot program shall operate for not less than 3 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. The Department of Human Services shall assess the effectiveness of the pilot program in preventing the unnecessary institutionalization of individuals with physical disabilities or mental illness and allowing them to successfully return to their pre-admission living arrangements.
    (g) The pilot program established under this Article shall not apply to facilities that qualify under federal law as institutions for mental disease.
(Source: P.A. 96-810, eff. 10-30-09.)

20 ILCS 2407/Art. 99

 
    (20 ILCS 2407/Art. 99 heading)
ARTICLE 99. AMENDATORY PROVISIONS; EFFECTIVE DATE
(Source: P.A. 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

20 ILCS 2407/90

    (20 ILCS 2407/90)
    Sec. 90. The Developmental Disability and Mental Disability Services Act is amended by repealing Sections 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, and 1-5 (the Developmental Disabilities Services Law).
(Source: P.A. 93-638, eff. 12-31-03.)

20 ILCS 2407/99

    (20 ILCS 2407/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 93-638, eff. 12-31-03.)