(20 ILCS 2305/5.5)
Specialized training for dementia-related diseases.
Department, in cooperation with the Department on Aging or any other
appropriate federal, State, or local agency, shall develop specialized training
and experience criteria for persons who provide health or home care to victims
of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia-related disorders, including but not
limited to cognitive and motor skill disorders,
stroke and related complications,
Huntington's disease, Pick's
disease, Parkinson dementia complex, and senility.
In addition, the
Department shall study the effectiveness of certifying, through the Department
or an appropriate private certifying body, persons who provide health or home
care to victims of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia-related disorders
according to the criteria developed under this Section. The Department shall
develop the criteria and present its findings and recommendations to the
Governor and the General Assembly on or before March 1, 2001.
(Source: P.A. 91-744, eff. 1-1-01.)