(20 ILCS 505/12) (from Ch. 23, par. 5012)
    Sec. 12. (a) To provide supervision, housing accommodations, board or the payment of boarding costs, tuition, and treatment free of charge, except as otherwise specified in this Act, for residents of this State who are cared for in any institution, or for persons receiving services under any program under the jurisdiction of the Department. Residents of other states may be admitted upon payment of the costs of board, tuition, and treatment as determined by the Department; provided, that no resident of another state shall be received or retained to the exclusion of any resident of this State. The Department shall accept any donation for the board, tuition, and treatment of any person receiving service or care.
    (b) To make room and board payments to persons providing foster care under this Act at a rate for each child that is up to 100% of the adjusted United States Department of Agriculture Cost of Raising a Child in the Urban Midwest/Low Cost Index.
    By March 1, 2010 and March 1 of each year thereafter, the Department of Children and Family Services shall report to the Governor and General Assembly the estimated cost and additional funding required to establish the rate for each child up to 100% of the Foster Care Minimum Adequate Rates for Children (MARC) for expenditures allowable under the federal Title IV-E Foster Care Maintenance Program of the Social Security Act related to the actual costs of providing food, clothing, shelter, daily supervision, school supplies, personal incidentals, and insurance, jointly recommended by the National Foster Parent Association, the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and the organization Children's Rights in a technical report entitled "Hitting the M.A.R.C.: Establishing Foster Care Minimum Adequate Rates for Children", dated October 2007.
(Source: P.A. 96-247, eff. 8-11-09.)