Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Act on the Aging. Provides that beginning July 1, 2009, a vendor of home care aide services or personal assistant services is entitled to a rate increase of $1.32 per hour if (i) the vendor uses at least $0.70 of that increase to increase the wages of home care aides and personal assistants and (ii) the vendor uses an additional $0.13 of that increase for health insurance assistance for home care aides and personal assistants. Provides that a vendor that receives this increase must submit to the Department proof that the vendor has increased home care aides' and personal assistants' wages by at least $0.70 per hour and used the additional $0.13 per hour for health insurance assistance for home care aides and personal assistants. Provides that a vendor may submit this proof by either an audited supplemental to the Direct Service Workers cost report or proof of the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. Effective July 1, 2009.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Act on the Aging. Makes technical changes in a Section concerning assisted living and noninstitutional services.