(305 ILCS 5/12-4.20)
(from Ch. 23, par. 12-4.20)
Appointment of statewide advisory committees.
Appoint, when and as it may deem necessary, statewide advisory
committees to provide professional or technical consultation in respect to
medical or dental or hospital care, general assistance, home economics, or
other special aspects of public aid and related welfare functions. The
members of the committees shall receive no compensation for their services,
other than expenses actually incurred in the performance of their official
duties. The number of members of each advisory committee shall be
determined by the Illinois Department. The committees shall consult with
and advise the Illinois Department in respect to problems and policies
incident to the administration of the particular Article or Articles of
this Code germane to their respective fields of competence.
The Illinois Department shall include a balanced representation of
recipients, service providers, representatives of community and welfare
advocacy groups, representatives of local governments dealing with public
aid, and representatives of the general public on all statewide advisory
committees appointed by it, except that Professional Advisory Committees created
under Section 5-5 of this Code to provide technical and
professional advice to the Department shall consist entirely of persons
practicing a particular profession.
(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)