(305 ILCS 5/5-2.05)
Children with disabilities.
(a) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services, in conjunction with the Department of Human Services,
may offer, to children with developmental
disabilities or children with severe mental illness or severe emotional disorders who
otherwise would not qualify for medical assistance under this Article due to
family income, home-based and community-based services instead of institutional
placement, as allowed under paragraph 7 of Section 5-2.
(b) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services, in conjunction with the Department of
Human Services and the Division of Specialized Care for Children, University of
Illinois-Chicago, shall submit a bi-annual
report to the Governor and the General Assembly no
later than January 1 of every even-numbered year, beginning in 2008, regarding the status of existing services offered
under paragraph 7
of Section 5-2. This report shall include, but not be limited to, the following
(1) The number of persons who currently receive these
(2) The nature, scope, and cost of services.
(3) The comparative cost of providing those services
in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or intermediate care facility.
(4) The funding sources for the provision of
services, including federal financial participation.
(5) The qualifications, skills, and availability of
caregivers for children receiving services.
(6) The number of children who have aged out of the
services offered under paragraph 7 of Section 5-2 during the 2 years immediately preceding the report.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-622, eff. 9-17-07.)