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90_HB1844 20 ILCS 105/4.02c new 305 ILCS 5/12-4.32 new Amends the Act on the Aging and the Public Aid Code. Authorizes the Department of Public Aid to establish 3 pilot programs, which may be administered by the Department on Aging as permitted by available appropriations, designed to reduce the need of persons age 75 and older for nursing home care on account of falls or other injuries. Effective immediately. LRB9003425SMdv LRB9003425SMdv 1 AN ACT concerning health, amending named Acts. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Illinois Act on the Aging is amended by 5 adding Section 4.02c as follows: 6 (20 ILCS 105/4.02c new) 7 Sec. 4.02c. Medical intervention for frail elderly; 8 pilot programs. Pursuant to interagency agreement, and as 9 permitted by available appropriations, the Department may 10 administer the pilot programs for medical intervention for 11 frail elderly persons established by the Department of Public 12 Aid under Section 12-4.32 of the Illinois Public Aid Code. 13 In administering the pilot programs, the Department shall 14 work with agencies or health care providers capable of (i) 15 providing the variety of services required by the programs 16 and (ii) cooperating in designing a data collection mechanism 17 to determine whether the pilot programs are successful in 18 achieving the goal of reducing the need of persons 75 years 19 of age and older for nursing home care on account of falls or 20 other injuries. In administering the pilot programs, the 21 Department need not establish contemporaneous control groups, 22 but may use retroactive data to determine whether there has 23 been a reduction in the need for nursing home care among the 24 target population. 25 Section 10. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by 26 adding Section 12-4.32 as follows: 27 (305 ILCS 5/12-4.32 new) 28 Sec. 12-4.32. Medical intervention for frail elderly; 29 pilot programs. -2- LRB9003425SMdv 1 (a) The Illinois Department may establish pilot programs 2 designed to reduce the need of persons 75 years of age and 3 older for nursing home care on account of falls or other 4 injuries. The programs, if implemented, shall provide direct 5 intervention in the form of health care services for 6 individuals after a physical examination by a physician 7 licensed to practice medicine in all its branches to assess 8 the individual's current health status and treatment for 9 conditions causing dizziness or instability in walking. These 10 health care services may include physical therapy, 11 occupational therapy, and medically recommended equipment, 12 supplies, and changes in the individual's home environment. 13 (b) The Illinois Department shall establish, by rule, 14 eligibility criteria for participation in the pilot programs. 15 (c) The Illinois Department may establish pilot programs 16 under this Section in the following 3 locations: a city with 17 more than 1,000,000 inhabitants; a county with more than 18 750,000 but fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants; and a county 19 that has fewer than 500,000 inhabitants and is not contiguous 20 with a county that has more than 3,000,000 inhabitants. 21 (d) The Illinois Department shall apply for all waivers 22 of federal law and regulations necessary to implement the 23 pilot programs under this Section, including provisions 24 concerning comparability, statewideness, and financial 25 eligibility. 26 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 27 becoming law.
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