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Full Text of SB2009  102nd General Assembly

SB2009 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB2009

 

Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Thomas Cullerton

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
20 ILCS 1305/10-26a new

    Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Provides that by June 30, 2022, the Department of Human Services shall reduce the number of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities on the Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS) database by no fewer than 800 persons. Provides that the number of persons listed shall be reduced each year by the following amounts: no fewer than 1,000 persons between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023; and no fewer than 1,200 persons beginning July 1, 2023, and every July 1 thereafter, until the list of persons on the PUNS database awaiting State services is exhausted. Requires the Department to apply for all available federal funding options to increase services and supports for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Provides that for future applicants, the Department shall provide adequate funding for the required services and supports for each individual listed in the seeking services category on the PUNS database within 90 calendar days after the individual is placed on the PUNS database after completing an enrollment form with a Department pre-admission screener. Provides that for future applicants, the Department shall identify the required services and supports for each individual listed in the planning for services category on the PUNS database within 180 calendar days after that individual is placed on the PUNS database after completing an enrollment form with a Department pre-admission screener. Requires the Department to annually report to the General Assembly, beginning September 30, 2022 and every September 30 thereafter, on the progress made in implementing the provisions of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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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 Department of Human Services Act is amended
5by adding Section 10-26a as follows:
 
6    (20 ILCS 1305/10-26a new)
7    Sec. 10-26a. Prioritization of Urgency of Need for
8Services.
9    (a) Definitions. As used in this Section:
10    "Department pre-admission screener" means an entity that
11contracts with the Department of Human Services to provide
12coordination services as outlined in Section 10 of the
13Disabilities Services Act of 2003. The Department
14pre-admission screener is also known as an Independent Service
15Coordination Agency or a Pre-Admission Screening Agency.
16    "Enrollment form" means the Prioritization of Urgency of
17Needs for Services (PUNS) database enrollment form.
18    "Planning for services category" means a PUNS database
19category for individuals with intellectual or developmental
20disabilities who do not currently need services and supports
21but may in the future.
22    "PUNS database" means the Prioritization of Urgency of
23Need for Services database established under Section 10-26.

 

 

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1    "Seeking services category" means a PUNS database category
2for individuals with intellectual or developmental
3disabilities who currently need or desire services and
4supports.
5    (b) By June 30, 2022, the Department shall reduce the
6number of individuals with intellectual or developmental
7disabilities on the PUNS database by no fewer than 800
8persons. The number of persons listed shall be reduced each
9year by the following amounts:
10        (1) no fewer than 1,000 persons between July 1, 2022
11    and June 30, 2023; and
12        (2) no fewer than 1,200 persons beginning July 1,
13    2023, and every July 1 thereafter, until the list of
14    persons on the PUNS database awaiting State services is
15    exhausted.
16    (c) The Department shall apply for all available federal
17funding options to increase services and supports for
18individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities,
19including, but not limited to, applying to the federal Centers
20for Medicare and Medicaid Services for:
21        (1) a demonstration waiver under Section 1115 of the
22    Social Security Act to expand housing options and relevant
23    support services for persons with intellectual or
24    developmental disabilities; and
25        (2) approval of a Title XIX State Plan amendment to
26    implement the Community First Option in accordance with

 

 

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1    Section 1915(k) of the Social Security Act.
2    (d) For future applicants, the Department shall provide
3adequate funding for the required services and supports for
4each individual listed in the seeking services category on the
5PUNS database within 90 calendar days after the individual is
6placed on the PUNS database in the seeking services category
7after completing an enrollment form with a Department
8pre-admission screener. The enrollment form must be completed
9by the individual along with his or her primary caregiver or
10guardian in the presence of a Department pre-admission
11screener.
12    (e) For future applicants, the Department shall identify
13the required services and supports for each individual listed
14in the planning for services category on the PUNS database
15within 180 calendar days after the individual is placed on the
16PUNS database in the planning for services category after
17completing an enrollment form with a Department pre-admission
18screener. The enrollment form must be completed by the
19individual along with his or her primary caregiver or guardian
20in the presence of a Department pre-admission screener.
21    (f) The Department, in consultation with all relevant
22State agencies, shall annually report to the General Assembly
23on the progress made in implementing the provisions of this
24Section. The Department shall submit its first report no later
25than September 30, 2022 and every September 30 thereafter.
 
26    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon

 

 

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1becoming law.