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Full Text of SB2019  101st General Assembly




State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced 2/15/2019, by Sen. Mattie Hunter


20 ILCS 105/4.02  from Ch. 23, par. 6104.02

    Amends the Illinois Act on the Aging. Provides that the rates and minimum mandated wage increases for homemaker services shall be, at a minimum, as of January 1, 2019, a rate of $19.96 per hour, for a minimum wage of $12 per hour, and as of July 1, 2019, a rate of $21.64 per hour for a minimum wage of $13 per hour. Provides that rates in future State fiscal years shall be no lower than the rates in effect on July 1, 2019. Provides that in-home service provider agencies shall be required to certify to the Department on Aging that they are in compliance with the mandated wage increase for direct service workers. Provides that fringe benefits, including, but not limited to, any paid time off, payment for training, health insurance, travel, or transportation payment, shall not be reduced in relation to these rate increases. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Act on the Aging is amended by
5changing Section 4.02 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 105/4.02)  (from Ch. 23, par. 6104.02)
7    Sec. 4.02. Community Care Program. The Department shall
8establish a program of services to prevent unnecessary
9institutionalization of persons age 60 and older in need of
10long term care or who are established as persons who suffer
11from Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder under the
12Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Act, thereby enabling them to
13remain in their own homes or in other living arrangements. Such
14preventive services, which may be coordinated with other
15programs for the aged and monitored by area agencies on aging
16in cooperation with the Department, may include, but are not
17limited to, any or all of the following:
18        (a) (blank);
19        (b) (blank);
20        (c) home care aide services;
21        (d) personal assistant services;
22        (e) adult day services;
23        (f) home-delivered meals;



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1        (g) education in self-care;
2        (h) personal care services;
3        (i) adult day health services;
4        (j) habilitation services;
5        (k) respite care;
6        (k-5) community reintegration services;
7        (k-6) flexible senior services;
8        (k-7) medication management;
9        (k-8) emergency home response;
10        (l) other nonmedical social services that may enable
11    the person to become self-supporting; or
12        (m) clearinghouse for information provided by senior
13    citizen home owners who want to rent rooms to or share
14    living space with other senior citizens.
15    The Department shall establish eligibility standards for
16such services. In determining the amount and nature of services
17for which a person may qualify, consideration shall not be
18given to the value of cash, property or other assets held in
19the name of the person's spouse pursuant to a written agreement
20dividing marital property into equal but separate shares or
21pursuant to a transfer of the person's interest in a home to
22his spouse, provided that the spouse's share of the marital
23property is not made available to the person seeking such
25    Beginning January 1, 2008, the Department shall require as
26a condition of eligibility that all new financially eligible



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1applicants apply for and enroll in medical assistance under
2Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code in accordance with
3rules promulgated by the Department.
4    The Department shall, in conjunction with the Department of
5Public Aid (now Department of Healthcare and Family Services),
6seek appropriate amendments under Sections 1915 and 1924 of the
7Social Security Act. The purpose of the amendments shall be to
8extend eligibility for home and community based services under
9Sections 1915 and 1924 of the Social Security Act to persons
10who transfer to or for the benefit of a spouse those amounts of
11income and resources allowed under Section 1924 of the Social
12Security Act. Subject to the approval of such amendments, the
13Department shall extend the provisions of Section 5-4 of the
14Illinois Public Aid Code to persons who, but for the provision
15of home or community-based services, would require the level of
16care provided in an institution, as is provided for in federal
17law. Those persons no longer found to be eligible for receiving
18noninstitutional services due to changes in the eligibility
19criteria shall be given 45 days notice prior to actual
20termination. Those persons receiving notice of termination may
21contact the Department and request the determination be
22appealed at any time during the 45 day notice period. The
23target population identified for the purposes of this Section
24are persons age 60 and older with an identified service need.
25Priority shall be given to those who are at imminent risk of
26institutionalization. The services shall be provided to



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1eligible persons age 60 and older to the extent that the cost
2of the services together with the other personal maintenance
3expenses of the persons are reasonably related to the standards
4established for care in a group facility appropriate to the
5person's condition. These non-institutional services, pilot
6projects or experimental facilities may be provided as part of
7or in addition to those authorized by federal law or those
8funded and administered by the Department of Human Services.
9The Departments of Human Services, Healthcare and Family
10Services, Public Health, Veterans' Affairs, and Commerce and
11Economic Opportunity and other appropriate agencies of State,
12federal and local governments shall cooperate with the
13Department on Aging in the establishment and development of the
14non-institutional services. The Department shall require an
15annual audit from all personal assistant and home care aide
16vendors contracting with the Department under this Section. The
17annual audit shall assure that each audited vendor's procedures
18are in compliance with Department's financial reporting
19guidelines requiring an administrative and employee wage and
20benefits cost split as defined in administrative rules. The
21audit is a public record under the Freedom of Information Act.
22The Department shall execute, relative to the nursing home
23prescreening project, written inter-agency agreements with the
24Department of Human Services and the Department of Healthcare
25and Family Services, to effect the following: (1) intake
26procedures and common eligibility criteria for those persons



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1who are receiving non-institutional services; and (2) the
2establishment and development of non-institutional services in
3areas of the State where they are not currently available or
4are undeveloped. On and after July 1, 1996, all nursing home
5prescreenings for individuals 60 years of age or older shall be
6conducted by the Department.
7    As part of the Department on Aging's routine training of
8case managers and case manager supervisors, the Department may
9include information on family futures planning for persons who
10are age 60 or older and who are caregivers of their adult
11children with developmental disabilities. The content of the
12training shall be at the Department's discretion.
13    The Department is authorized to establish a system of
14recipient copayment for services provided under this Section,
15such copayment to be based upon the recipient's ability to pay
16but in no case to exceed the actual cost of the services
17provided. Additionally, any portion of a person's income which
18is equal to or less than the federal poverty standard shall not
19be considered by the Department in determining the copayment.
20The level of such copayment shall be adjusted whenever
21necessary to reflect any change in the officially designated
22federal poverty standard.
23    The Department, or the Department's authorized
24representative, may recover the amount of moneys expended for
25services provided to or in behalf of a person under this
26Section by a claim against the person's estate or against the



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1estate of the person's surviving spouse, but no recovery may be
2had until after the death of the surviving spouse, if any, and
3then only at such time when there is no surviving child who is
4under age 21 or blind or who has a permanent and total
5disability. This paragraph, however, shall not bar recovery, at
6the death of the person, of moneys for services provided to the
7person or in behalf of the person under this Section to which
8the person was not entitled; provided that such recovery shall
9not be enforced against any real estate while it is occupied as
10a homestead by the surviving spouse or other dependent, if no
11claims by other creditors have been filed against the estate,
12or, if such claims have been filed, they remain dormant for
13failure of prosecution or failure of the claimant to compel
14administration of the estate for the purpose of payment. This
15paragraph shall not bar recovery from the estate of a spouse,
16under Sections 1915 and 1924 of the Social Security Act and
17Section 5-4 of the Illinois Public Aid Code, who precedes a
18person receiving services under this Section in death. All
19moneys for services paid to or in behalf of the person under
20this Section shall be claimed for recovery from the deceased
21spouse's estate. "Homestead", as used in this paragraph, means
22the dwelling house and contiguous real estate occupied by a
23surviving spouse or relative, as defined by the rules and
24regulations of the Department of Healthcare and Family
25Services, regardless of the value of the property.
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1existing Community Care Program by:
2        (1) ensuring that in-home services included in the care
3    plan are available on evenings and weekends;
4        (2) ensuring that care plans contain the services that
5    eligible participants need based on the number of days in a
6    month, not limited to specific blocks of time, as
7    identified by the comprehensive assessment tool selected
8    by the Department for use statewide, not to exceed the
9    total monthly service cost maximum allowed for each
10    service; the Department shall develop administrative rules
11    to implement this item (2);
12        (3) ensuring that the participants have the right to
13    choose the services contained in their care plan and to
14    direct how those services are provided, based on
15    administrative rules established by the Department;
16        (4) ensuring that the determination of need tool is
17    accurate in determining the participants' level of need; to
18    achieve this, the Department, in conjunction with the Older
19    Adult Services Advisory Committee, shall institute a study
20    of the relationship between the Determination of Need
21    scores, level of need, service cost maximums, and the
22    development and utilization of service plans no later than
23    May 1, 2008; findings and recommendations shall be
24    presented to the Governor and the General Assembly no later
25    than January 1, 2009; recommendations shall include all
26    needed changes to the service cost maximums schedule and



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1    additional covered services;
2        (5) ensuring that homemakers can provide personal care
3    services that may or may not involve contact with clients,
4    including but not limited to:
5            (A) bathing;
6            (B) grooming;
7            (C) toileting;
8            (D) nail care;
9            (E) transferring;
10            (F) respiratory services;
11            (G) exercise; or
12            (H) positioning;
13        (6) ensuring that homemaker program vendors are not
14    restricted from hiring homemakers who are family members of
15    clients or recommended by clients; the Department may not,
16    by rule or policy, require homemakers who are family
17    members of clients or recommended by clients to accept
18    assignments in homes other than the client;
19        (7) ensuring that the State may access maximum federal
20    matching funds by seeking approval for the Centers for
21    Medicare and Medicaid Services for modifications to the
22    State's home and community based services waiver and
23    additional waiver opportunities, including applying for
24    enrollment in the Balance Incentive Payment Program by May
25    1, 2013, in order to maximize federal matching funds; this
26    shall include, but not be limited to, modification that



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1    reflects all changes in the Community Care Program services
2    and all increases in the services cost maximum;
3        (8) ensuring that the determination of need tool
4    accurately reflects the service needs of individuals with
5    Alzheimer's disease and related dementia disorders;
6        (9) ensuring that services are authorized accurately
7    and consistently for the Community Care Program (CCP); the
8    Department shall implement a Service Authorization policy
9    directive; the purpose shall be to ensure that eligibility
10    and services are authorized accurately and consistently in
11    the CCP program; the policy directive shall clarify service
12    authorization guidelines to Care Coordination Units and
13    Community Care Program providers no later than May 1, 2013;
14        (10) working in conjunction with Care Coordination
15    Units, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services,
16    the Department of Human Services, Community Care Program
17    providers, and other stakeholders to make improvements to
18    the Medicaid claiming processes and the Medicaid
19    enrollment procedures or requirements as needed,
20    including, but not limited to, specific policy changes or
21    rules to improve the up-front enrollment of participants in
22    the Medicaid program and specific policy changes or rules
23    to insure more prompt submission of bills to the federal
24    government to secure maximum federal matching dollars as
25    promptly as possible; the Department on Aging shall have at
26    least 3 meetings with stakeholders by January 1, 2014 in



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1    order to address these improvements;
2        (11) requiring home care service providers to comply
3    with the rounding of hours worked provisions under the
4    federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and as set forth in
5    29 CFR 785.48(b) by May 1, 2013;
6        (12) implementing any necessary policy changes or
7    promulgating any rules, no later than January 1, 2014, to
8    assist the Department of Healthcare and Family Services in
9    moving as many participants as possible, consistent with
10    federal regulations, into coordinated care plans if a care
11    coordination plan that covers long term care is available
12    in the recipient's area; and
13        (13) maintaining fiscal year 2014 rates at the same
14    level established on January 1, 2013.
15    By January 1, 2009 or as soon after the end of the Cash and
16Counseling Demonstration Project as is practicable, the
17Department may, based on its evaluation of the demonstration
18project, promulgate rules concerning personal assistant
19services, to include, but need not be limited to,
20qualifications, employment screening, rights under fair labor
21standards, training, fiduciary agent, and supervision
22requirements. All applicants shall be subject to the provisions
23of the Health Care Worker Background Check Act.
24    The Department shall develop procedures to enhance
25availability of services on evenings, weekends, and on an
26emergency basis to meet the respite needs of caregivers.



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1Procedures shall be developed to permit the utilization of
2services in successive blocks of 24 hours up to the monthly
3maximum established by the Department. Workers providing these
4services shall be appropriately trained.
5    Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of
61991, no person may perform chore/housekeeping and home care
7aide services under a program authorized by this Section unless
8that person has been issued a certificate of pre-service to do
9so by his or her employing agency. Information gathered to
10effect such certification shall include (i) the person's name,
11(ii) the date the person was hired by his or her current
12employer, and (iii) the training, including dates and levels.
13Persons engaged in the program authorized by this Section
14before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 shall
15be issued a certificate of all pre- and in-service training
16from his or her employer upon submitting the necessary
17information. The employing agency shall be required to retain
18records of all staff pre- and in-service training, and shall
19provide such records to the Department upon request and upon
20termination of the employer's contract with the Department. In
21addition, the employing agency is responsible for the issuance
22of certifications of in-service training completed to their
24    The Department is required to develop a system to ensure
25that persons working as home care aides and personal assistants
26receive increases in their wages when the federal minimum wage



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1is increased by requiring vendors to certify that they are
2meeting the federal minimum wage statute for home care aides
3and personal assistants. An employer that cannot ensure that
4the minimum wage increase is being given to home care aides and
5personal assistants shall be denied any increase in
6reimbursement costs.
7    The Community Care Program Advisory Committee is created in
8the Department on Aging. The Director shall appoint individuals
9to serve in the Committee, who shall serve at their own
10expense. Members of the Committee must abide by all applicable
11ethics laws. The Committee shall advise the Department on
12issues related to the Department's program of services to
13prevent unnecessary institutionalization. The Committee shall
14meet on a bi-monthly basis and shall serve to identify and
15advise the Department on present and potential issues affecting
16the service delivery network, the program's clients, and the
17Department and to recommend solution strategies. Persons
18appointed to the Committee shall be appointed on, but not
19limited to, their own and their agency's experience with the
20program, geographic representation, and willingness to serve.
21The Director shall appoint members to the Committee to
22represent provider, advocacy, policy research, and other
23constituencies committed to the delivery of high quality home
24and community-based services to older adults. Representatives
25shall be appointed to ensure representation from community care
26providers including, but not limited to, adult day service



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1providers, homemaker providers, case coordination and case
2management units, emergency home response providers, statewide
3trade or labor unions that represent home care aides and direct
4care staff, area agencies on aging, adults over age 60,
5membership organizations representing older adults, and other
6organizational entities, providers of care, or individuals
7with demonstrated interest and expertise in the field of home
8and community care as determined by the Director.
9    Nominations may be presented from any agency or State
10association with interest in the program. The Director, or his
11or her designee, shall serve as the permanent co-chair of the
12advisory committee. One other co-chair shall be nominated and
13approved by the members of the committee on an annual basis.
14Committee members' terms of appointment shall be for 4 years
15with one-quarter of the appointees' terms expiring each year. A
16member shall continue to serve until his or her replacement is
17named. The Department shall fill vacancies that have a
18remaining term of over one year, and this replacement shall
19occur through the annual replacement of expiring terms. The
20Director shall designate Department staff to provide technical
21assistance and staff support to the committee. Department
22representation shall not constitute membership of the
23committee. All Committee papers, issues, recommendations,
24reports, and meeting memoranda are advisory only. The Director,
25or his or her designee, shall make a written report, as
26requested by the Committee, regarding issues before the



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2    The Department on Aging and the Department of Human
3Services shall cooperate in the development and submission of
4an annual report on programs and services provided under this
5Section. Such joint report shall be filed with the Governor and
6the General Assembly on or before September 30 each year.
7    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall
8be satisfied by filing copies of the report as required by
9Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act and filing
10such additional copies with the State Government Report
11Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required
12under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
13    Those persons previously found eligible for receiving
14non-institutional services whose services were discontinued
15under the Emergency Budget Act of Fiscal Year 1992, and who do
16not meet the eligibility standards in effect on or after July
171, 1992, shall remain ineligible on and after July 1, 1992.
18Those persons previously not required to cost-share and who
19were required to cost-share effective March 1, 1992, shall
20continue to meet cost-share requirements on and after July 1,
211992. Beginning July 1, 1992, all clients will be required to
22meet eligibility, cost-share, and other requirements and will
23have services discontinued or altered when they fail to meet
24these requirements.
25    For the purposes of this Section, "flexible senior
26services" refers to services that require one-time or periodic



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1expenditures including, but not limited to, respite care, home
2modification, assistive technology, housing assistance, and
4    The Department shall implement an electronic service
5verification based on global positioning systems or other
6cost-effective technology for the Community Care Program no
7later than January 1, 2014.
8    The Department shall require, as a condition of
9eligibility, enrollment in the medical assistance program
10under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code (i) beginning
11August 1, 2013, if the Auditor General has reported that the
12Department has failed to comply with the reporting requirements
13of Section 2-27 of the Illinois State Auditing Act; or (ii)
14beginning June 1, 2014, if the Auditor General has reported
15that the Department has not undertaken the required actions
16listed in the report required by subsection (a) of Section 2-27
17of the Illinois State Auditing Act.
18    The Department shall delay Community Care Program services
19until an applicant is determined eligible for medical
20assistance under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code (i)
21beginning August 1, 2013, if the Auditor General has reported
22that the Department has failed to comply with the reporting
23requirements of Section 2-27 of the Illinois State Auditing
24Act; or (ii) beginning June 1, 2014, if the Auditor General has
25reported that the Department has not undertaken the required
26actions listed in the report required by subsection (a) of



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1Section 2-27 of the Illinois State Auditing Act.
2    The Department shall implement co-payments for the
3Community Care Program at the federally allowable maximum level
4(i) beginning August 1, 2013, if the Auditor General has
5reported that the Department has failed to comply with the
6reporting requirements of Section 2-27 of the Illinois State
7Auditing Act; or (ii) beginning June 1, 2014, if the Auditor
8General has reported that the Department has not undertaken the
9required actions listed in the report required by subsection
10(a) of Section 2-27 of the Illinois State Auditing Act.
11    The Department shall provide a bi-monthly report on the
12progress of the Community Care Program reforms set forth in
13this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly to the
14Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the
15Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President
16of the Senate, and the Minority Leader of the Senate.
17    The Department shall conduct a quarterly review of Care
18Coordination Unit performance and adherence to service
19guidelines. The quarterly review shall be reported to the
20Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of
21the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and
22the Minority Leader of the Senate. The Department shall collect
23and report longitudinal data on the performance of each care
24coordination unit. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed
25to require the Department to identify specific care
26coordination units.



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1    In regard to community care providers, failure to comply
2with Department on Aging policies shall be cause for
3disciplinary action, including, but not limited to,
4disqualification from serving Community Care Program clients.
5Each provider, upon submission of any bill or invoice to the
6Department for payment for services rendered, shall include a
7notarized statement, under penalty of perjury pursuant to
8Section 1-109 of the Code of Civil Procedure, that the provider
9has complied with all Department policies.
10    The Director of the Department on Aging shall make
11information available to the State Board of Elections as may be
12required by an agreement the State Board of Elections has
13entered into with a multi-state voter registration list
14maintenance system.
15    Within 30 days after July 6, 2017 (the effective date of
16Public Act 100-23), rates shall be increased to $18.29 per
17hour, for the purpose of increasing, by at least $.72 per hour,
18the wages paid by those vendors to their employees who provide
19homemaker services. The Department shall pay an enhanced rate
20under the Community Care Program to those in-home service
21provider agencies that offer health insurance coverage as a
22benefit to their direct service worker employees consistent
23with the mandates of Public Act 95-713. For State fiscal years
242018 and 2019, the enhanced rate shall be $1.77 per hour. The
25rate shall be adjusted using actuarial analysis based on the
26cost of care, but shall not be set below $1.77 per hour. The



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1Department shall adopt rules, including emergency rules under
2subsections (y) and (bb) of Section 5-45 of the Illinois
3Administrative Procedure Act, to implement the provisions of
4this paragraph.
5    In order to provide funding to cover the mandated increased
6costs of wages and related benefits in Chicago and Cook County
7as well as to offset the impact of wage compaction elsewhere in
8the State, the rates and minimum mandated wage increases for
9homemaker services shall be, at a minimum, as of January 1,
102019, a rate of $19.96 per hour, for a minimum wage of $12 per
11hour, and as of July 1, 2019, a rate of $21.64 per hour for a
12minimum wage of $13 per hour. Rates in future State fiscal
13years shall be no lower than the rates in effect on July 1,
142019. In-home service provider agencies shall be required to
15certify to the Department that they are in compliance with the
16mandated wage increase for direct service workers. Fringe
17benefits, including, but not limited to, any paid time off,
18payment for training, health insurance, travel, or
19transportation payment, shall not be reduced in relation to the
20rate increases described in this paragraph.
21    The General Assembly finds it necessary to authorize an
22aggressive Medicaid enrollment initiative designed to maximize
23federal Medicaid funding for the Community Care Program which
24produces significant savings for the State of Illinois. The
25Department on Aging shall establish and implement a Community
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1Department on Aging shall, at a minimum: (i) provide an
2enhanced rate to adequately compensate care coordination units
3to enroll eligible Community Care Program clients into
4Medicaid; (ii) use recommendations from a stakeholder
5committee on how best to implement the Initiative; and (iii)
6establish requirements for State agencies to make enrollment in
7the State's Medical Assistance program easier for seniors.
8    The Community Care Program Medicaid Enrollment Oversight
9Subcommittee is created as a subcommittee of the Older Adult
10Services Advisory Committee established in Section 35 of the
11Older Adult Services Act to make recommendations on how best to
12increase the number of medical assistance recipients who are
13enrolled in the Community Care Program. The Subcommittee shall
14consist of all of the following persons who must be appointed
15within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act
16of the 100th General Assembly:
17        (1) The Director of Aging, or his or her designee, who
18    shall serve as the chairperson of the Subcommittee.
19        (2) One representative of the Department of Healthcare
20    and Family Services, appointed by the Director of
21    Healthcare and Family Services.
22        (3) One representative of the Department of Human
23    Services, appointed by the Secretary of Human Services.
24        (4) One individual representing a care coordination
25    unit, appointed by the Director of Aging.
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1    organization that advocates for seniors, appointed by the
2    Director of Aging.
3        (6) One individual representing Area Agencies on
4    Aging, appointed by the Director of Aging.
5        (7) One individual from a statewide association
6    dedicated to Alzheimer's care, support, and research,
7    appointed by the Director of Aging.
8        (8) One individual from an organization that employs
9    persons who provide services under the Community Care
10    Program, appointed by the Director of Aging.
11        (9) One member of a trade or labor union representing
12    persons who provide services under the Community Care
13    Program, appointed by the Director of Aging.
14        (10) One member of the Senate, who shall serve as
15    co-chairperson, appointed by the President of the Senate.
16        (11) One member of the Senate, who shall serve as
17    co-chairperson, appointed by the Minority Leader of the
18    Senate.
19        (12) One member of the House of Representatives, who
20    shall serve as co-chairperson, appointed by the Speaker of
21    the House of Representatives.
22        (13) One member of the House of Representatives, who
23    shall serve as co-chairperson, appointed by the Minority
24    Leader of the House of Representatives.
25        (14) One individual appointed by a labor organization
26    representing frontline employees at the Department of



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1    Human Services.
2    The Subcommittee shall provide oversight to the Community
3Care Program Medicaid Initiative and shall meet quarterly. At
4each Subcommittee meeting the Department on Aging shall provide
5the following data sets to the Subcommittee: (A) the number of
6Illinois residents, categorized by planning and service area,
7who are receiving services under the Community Care Program and
8are enrolled in the State's Medical Assistance Program; (B) the
9number of Illinois residents, categorized by planning and
10service area, who are receiving services under the Community
11Care Program, but are not enrolled in the State's Medical
12Assistance Program; and (C) the number of Illinois residents,
13categorized by planning and service area, who are receiving
14services under the Community Care Program and are eligible for
15benefits under the State's Medical Assistance Program, but are
16not enrolled in the State's Medical Assistance Program. In
17addition to this data, the Department on Aging shall provide
18the Subcommittee with plans on how the Department on Aging will
19reduce the number of Illinois residents who are not enrolled in
20the State's Medical Assistance Program but who are eligible for
21medical assistance benefits. The Department on Aging shall
22enroll in the State's Medical Assistance Program those Illinois
23residents who receive services under the Community Care Program
24and are eligible for medical assistance benefits but are not
25enrolled in the State's Medicaid Assistance Program. The data
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1public via the Department on Aging's website.
2    The Department on Aging, with the involvement of the
3Subcommittee, shall collaborate with the Department of Human
4Services and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services
5on how best to achieve the responsibilities of the Community
6Care Program Medicaid Initiative.
7    The Department on Aging, the Department of Human Services,
8and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall
9coordinate and implement a streamlined process for seniors to
10access benefits under the State's Medical Assistance Program.
11    The Subcommittee shall collaborate with the Department of
12Human Services on the adoption of a uniform application
13submission process. The Department of Human Services and any
14other State agency involved with processing the medical
15assistance application of any person enrolled in the Community
16Care Program shall include the appropriate care coordination
17unit in all communications related to the determination or
18status of the application.
19    The Community Care Program Medicaid Initiative shall
20provide targeted funding to care coordination units to help
21seniors complete their applications for medical assistance
22benefits. On and after July 1, 2019, care coordination units
23shall receive no less than $200 per completed application.
24    The Community Care Program Medicaid Initiative shall cease
25operation 5 years after the effective date of this amendatory
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1shall dissolve.
2(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 100-23, eff. 7-6-17;
3100-587, eff. 6-4-18; 100-1148, eff. 12-10-18.)
4    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
5becoming law.