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Full Text of SB0769  97th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2011 and 2012


Introduced 2/8/2011___________, by


305 ILCS 5/5-5.01a

    Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning supportive living facilities.

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1    AN ACT concerning public aid.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5changing Section 5-5.01a as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/5-5.01a)
7    Sec. 5-5.01a. Supportive living facilities program. The
8The Department shall establish and provide oversight for a
9program of supportive living facilities that seek to promote
10resident independence, dignity, respect, and well-being in the
11most cost-effective manner.
12    A supportive living facility is either a free-standing
13facility or a distinct physical and operational entity within a
14nursing facility. A supportive living facility integrates
15housing with health, personal care, and supportive services and
16is a designated setting that offers residents their own
17separate, private, and distinct living units.
18    Sites for the operation of the program shall be selected by
19the Department based upon criteria that may include the need
20for services in a geographic area, the availability of funding,
21and the site's ability to meet the standards.
22    The Department may adopt rules to implement this Section.
23Rules that establish or modify the services, standards, and



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1conditions for participation in the program shall be adopted by
2the Department in consultation with the Department on Aging,
3the Department of Rehabilitation Services, and the Department
4of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (or their
5successor agencies).
6    Facilities or distinct parts of facilities which are
7selected as supportive living facilities and are in good
8standing with the Department's rules are exempt from the
9provisions of the Nursing Home Care Act and the Illinois Health
10Facilities Planning Act.
11(Source: P.A. 94-342, eff. 7-26-05.)