(210 ILCS 55/7) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2807)
    Sec. 7. (a) The Director shall appoint a Home Health and Home Services Advisory Committee composed of 15 persons to advise and consult with the Director in the administration of this Act. Five of the appointed members shall represent the home health agency profession. Of these 5, one shall represent voluntary home health agencies, one shall represent for-profit home health agencies, one shall represent private not-for-profit home health agencies, one shall represent institution-based home health agencies, and one shall represent home health agencies operated by local health departments. Four of the appointed members shall represent the home services agency profession. Four of the appointed members shall represent the general public in the following categories: one individual who is a consumer of home health services or a family member of a consumer of home health services; one individual who is a consumer of home services or a family member of a consumer of home services; one individual who is a home services worker; and one individual who is a representative of an organization that advocates for consumers. One member shall be a practicing Illinois licensed physician; and one member shall be an Illinois registered professional nurse with home health agency experience. The recommendations of professional, home health industry, and home services industry organizations may be considered in selecting individuals for appointment to the Home Health and Home Services Advisory Committee.
    (b) Each member shall hold office for a term of 3 years, except that any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term and the terms of office of the members first taking office shall expire, as designated at the time of appointment, one at the end of the first year, one at the end of the second year, and 3 at the end of the third year. The term of office of each of the original appointees shall commence on January 1, 1978.
    (c) The term of office of each of the 6 members appointed to the Committee as a result of this amendatory Act of 1989 shall commence on January 1, 1990. The terms of office of the 6 members appointed as a result of this amendatory Act of 1989 shall expire, as designated at the time of appointment, 2 at the end of the first year, 2 at the end of the second year, and two at the end of the third year.
    (d) The Committee shall meet as frequently as the Director deems necessary. Committee members, while serving on business of the Committee, shall receive actual and necessary travel and subsistence expenses while so serving away from their places of residence.
    (e) The Committee shall provide input and recommendations to the Department on the development of rules for the licensure of home services agencies and home nursing agencies operating in this State. On or before July 1, 2007, the Committee shall issue an interim report to the General Assembly on the status of development and implementation of the rules for home services agency and home nursing agency licensure.
(Source: P.A. 94-379, eff. 1-1-06.)