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Full Text of SB2547  100th General Assembly


Sen. Heather A. Steans

Filed: 4/10/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2547 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Children and Family Services Act is amended
5by adding Section 5f as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 505/5f new)
7    Sec. 5f. Payment rate increases for reimbursable services.
8    (a) For State Fiscal Year 2019, the Department shall
9increase reimbursement rates payable to each foster parent and
10to each private agency with a purchase of service contract or
11grant from the Department to an amount that equals the sum of
12all increases in general inflation during State Fiscal Years
132009 through 2018 as determined by the Consumer Price Index as
14published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S.
15Department of Labor, less any rate increases previously
16provided by the Department. The contractual and grant services



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1eligible for increased reimbursement rates under this Section
2include the following:
3        (1) Residential services, including child care
4    institution, group home care, independent living services,
5    or transitional living services.
6        (2) Specialized, adolescent, treatment, or other
7    non-traditional or Home-of-Relative foster care.
8        (3) Traditional or Home-of-Relative foster care.
9        (4) Intact family services.
10        (5) Teen parenting services.
11        (6) Other supportive service grants or contracts.
12    (b) Beginning in State Fiscal Year 2020, and for every
13State Fiscal Year thereafter, the Department shall implement
14the rate reimbursement methodology outlined in 89 Ill. Adm.
15Code 356.5(f) when calculating and determining the payment
16rates for private agencies that contract with the Department to
17provide any of the services enumerated in 89 Ill Adm. Code
18356.5(f) and in paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of this
19Section. Payment rates calculated and determined as provided in
20this Section shall include an amount equal to any increase in
21general inflation as determined by the Consumer Price Index.
22    For services listed under paragraphs (2) through (6) of
23subsection (a), the Department shall establish a rate model
24based upon staffing and service expectations for each type of
25care within 9 months of the start of State Fiscal Year 2019.
26For State Fiscal Year 2020 and for every State Fiscal Year



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1thereafter, the rate shall be adjusted to an amount equal to
2any increase in general inflation as determined by the Consumer
3Price Index.
4    The Department shall increase each foster parent rate each
5year by an amount equal to any increase in general inflation as
6determined by the Consumer Price Index.
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.".