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PUBLIC AID
(305 ILCS 5/) Illinois Public Aid Code.

305 ILCS 5/Art. V-G

 
    (305 ILCS 5/Art. V-G heading)
ARTICLE V-G. SUPPORTIVE LIVING FACILITY FUNDING.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-5

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-5)
    Sec. 5G-5. Definitions. As used in this Article, unless the context requires otherwise:
    "Care days" shall be computed separately for each supportive living facility, and means the sum for all apartment units, the number of days during the month which each apartment unit was occupied by a resident.
    "Department" means the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
    "Fund" means the Supportive Living Facility Fund.
    "Supportive living facility" means an enrolled supportive living site as described under Section 5-5.01a of this Code that meets the participation requirements under Section 146.215 of Title 89 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-10

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-10)
    Sec. 5G-10. Assessment.
    (a) Subject to Section 5G-45, beginning July 1, 2014, an annual assessment on health care services is imposed on each supportive living facility in an amount equal to $2.30 multiplied by the supportive living facility's care days. This assessment shall not be billed or passed on to any resident of a supportive living facility.
    (b) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to authorize any home rule unit or other unit of local government to license for revenue or impose a tax or assessment upon supportive living facilities or the occupation of operating a supportive living facility, or a tax or assessment measured by the income or earnings or care days of a supportive living facility.
    (c) The assessment imposed by this Section shall not be due and payable, however, until after the Department notifies the supportive living facilities, in writing, that the payment methodologies to supportive living facilities required under Section 5-5.01a of this Code have been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the waivers under 42 CFR 433.68 for the assessment imposed by this Section, if necessary, have been granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-15

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-15)
    Sec. 5G-15. Payment of assessment; penalty.
    (a) The assessment imposed by Section 5G-10 shall be due and payable in monthly installments on the last State business day of the month for care days reported for the preceding third month prior to the month in which the assessment is payable and due. A facility that has delayed payment due to the State's failure to reimburse for services rendered may request an extension on the due date for payment pursuant to subsection (c) and shall pay the assessment within 30 days of reimbursement by the Department.
    (b) The Department shall provide for an electronic submission process for each supportive living facility to report at a minimum the number of care days of the supportive living facility for the reporting period and other reasonable information the Department requires for the administration of its responsibilities under this Code. The Department shall prepare an assessment bill stating the amount due and payable each month and submit it to each supportive living facility via an electronic process. To the extent practicable, the Department shall coordinate the assessment reporting requirements with other reporting required of supportive living facilities.
    (c) The Department is authorized to establish delayed payment schedules for supportive living facilities that are unable to make assessment payments when due under this Section due to financial difficulties, as determined by the Department. The Department may not deny a request for delay of payment of the assessment imposed under this Article if the supportive living facility has not been paid for services provided during the month in which the assessment is levied.
    (d) If a supportive living facility fails to pay the full amount of an assessment payment when due (including any extensions granted under subsection (c)), there shall, unless waived by the Department for reasonable cause, be added to the assessment imposed by Section 5G-10 a penalty assessment equal to the lesser of (i) 1% of the amount of the assessment payment not paid on or before the due date plus 1% of the portion thereof remaining unpaid on the last day of each month thereafter or (ii) 100% of the assessment payment amount not paid on or before the due date. For purposes of this subsection, payments will be credited first to unpaid assessment payment amounts (rather than to penalty or interest), beginning with the most delinquent assessment payments. Payment cycles of longer than 30 days shall be one factor the Director takes into account in granting a waiver under this Section.
    (e) No installment of the assessment imposed by Section 5G-10 shall be due and payable until after the Department notifies the supportive living facilities, in writing, that the payment methodologies to supportive living facilities required under Section 5-5.01a of this Code have been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the waivers under 42 CFR 433.68 for the assessment imposed by this Section, if necessary, have been granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Upon notification to the Department of approval of the payment methodologies required under Section 5-5.01a of this Code and the waivers granted under 42 CFR 433.68, all installments otherwise due under this Section prior to the date of notification shall be due and payable to the Department upon written direction from the Department within 90 days after issuance by the Comptroller of the payments required under Section 5-5.01a of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-20

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-20)
    Sec. 5G-20. Reporting; penalty; maintenance of records.
    (a) Every supportive living facility subject to assessment under this Article shall report the number care days of the supportive living facility for the reporting period on or before the last business day of the month following the reporting period. Each supportive living facility shall ensure that an accurate e-mail address is on file with the Department in order for the Department to prepare and send an electronic bill to the supportive living facility.
    (b) If a supportive living facility fails to file its monthly report with the Department when due, there shall, unless waived by the Illinois Department for reasonable cause, be added to the assessment due a penalty assessment equal to 25% of the assessment due.
    (c) Every supportive living facility subject to assessment under this Article shall keep records and books that will permit the determination of care days on a calendar year basis. All such books and records shall be kept in the English language and shall, at all times during business hours of the day, be subject to inspection by the Department or its duly authorized agents and employees.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, a facility that commences operating or maintaining a supportive living facility that was under a prior ownership and remained enrolled as a Medicaid facility by the Department shall notify the Department of the change in ownership and shall be responsible to immediately pay any prior amounts owed by the facility.
    (e) The Department shall develop a procedure for sharing with a potential buyer of a facility information regarding outstanding assessments and penalties owed by that facility.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-25

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-25)
    Sec. 5G-25. Disposition of proceeds. The Department shall pay all moneys received from supportive living facilities under this Article into the Supportive Living Facility Fund. Upon certification by the Department to the State Comptroller of its intent to withhold from a facility under Section 5G-30(b), the State Comptroller shall draw a warrant on the treasury or other fund held by the State Treasurer, as appropriate. The warrant shall state the amount for which the facility is entitled to a warrant, the amount of the deduction, and the reason therefor and shall direct the State Treasurer to pay the balance to the facility, all in accordance with Section 10.05 of the State Comptroller Act. The warrant also shall direct the State Treasurer to transfer the amount of the deduction so ordered from the treasury or other fund into the Supportive Living Facility Fund.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-30

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-30)
    Sec. 5G-30. Administration; enforcement provisions.
    (a) The Department shall administer and enforce this Article and collect the assessments and penalty assessments imposed under this Article using procedures employed in its administration of this Code generally and as follows:
        (1) The Department may initiate either administrative
    
or judicial proceedings, or both, to enforce provisions of this Article. Administrative enforcement proceedings initiated hereunder shall be governed by the Department's administrative rules. Judicial enforcement proceedings initiated hereunder shall be governed by the rules of procedure applicable in the courts of this State.
        (2) No proceedings for collection, refund, credit, or
    
other adjustment of an assessment amount shall be issued more than 3 years after the due date of the assessment, except in the case of an extended period agreed to in writing by the Department and the supportive living facility before the expiration of this limitation period.
        (3) Any unpaid assessment under this Article shall
    
become a lien upon the assets of the supportive living facility upon which it was assessed. If any supportive living facility, outside the usual course of its business, sells or transfers the major part of any one or more of (A) the real property and improvements, (B) the machinery and equipment, or (C) the furniture or fixtures, of any supportive living facility that is subject to the provisions of this Article, the seller or transferor shall pay the Department the amount of any assessment, assessment penalty, and interest (if any) due from it under this Article up to the date of the sale or transfer. If the seller or transferor fails to pay any assessment, assessment penalty, and interest (if any) due, the purchaser or transferee of such asset shall be liable for the amount of the assessment, penalty, and interest (if any) up to the amount of the reasonable value of the property acquired by the purchaser or transferee. The purchaser or transferee shall continue to be liable until the purchaser or transferee pays the full amount of the assessment, penalty, and interest (if any) up to the amount of the reasonable value of the property acquired by the purchaser or transferee or until the purchaser or transferee receives from the Department a certificate showing that such assessment, penalty, and interest have been paid or a certificate from the Department showing that no assessment, penalty, or interest is due from the seller or transferor under this Article.
    (b) In addition to any other remedy provided for and without sending a notice of assessment liability, the Department may collect an unpaid assessment by withholding, as payment of the assessment, reimbursements or other amounts otherwise payable by the Department to the supportive living facility.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-35

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-35)
    Sec. 5G-35. Supportive Living Facility Fund.
    (a) There is created in the State treasury the Supportive Living Facility Fund. Interest earned by the Fund shall be credited to the Fund. The Fund shall not be used to replace any moneys appropriated to the Medicaid program by the General Assembly.
    (b) The Fund is created for the purpose of receiving and disbursing moneys in accordance with this Article. Disbursements from the Fund, other than transfers authorized under paragraphs (5) and (6) of this subsection, shall be by warrants drawn by the State Comptroller upon receipt of vouchers duly executed and certified by the Department. Disbursements from the Fund shall be made only as follows:
        (1) For making payments to supportive living
    
facilities as required under this Code, under the Children's Health Insurance Program Act, under the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Act, and under the Long Term Acute Care Hospital Quality Improvement Transfer Program Act.
        (2) For the reimbursement of moneys collected by the
    
Department from supportive living facilities through error or mistake in performing the activities authorized under this Code.
        (3) For payment of administrative expenses incurred
    
by the Department or its agent in performing administrative oversight activities for the supportive living program or review of new supportive living facility applications.
        (4) For payments of any amounts which are
    
reimbursable to the federal government for payments from this Fund which are required to be paid by State warrant.
        (5) For making transfers, as those transfers are
    
authorized in the proceedings authorizing debt under the Short Term Borrowing Act, but transfers made under this paragraph (5) shall not exceed the principal amount of debt issued in anticipation of the receipt by the State of moneys to be deposited into the Fund.
        (6) For making transfers to any other fund in the
    
State treasury, but transfers made under this paragraph (6) shall not exceed the amount transferred previously from that other fund into the Supportive Living Facility Fund plus any interest that would have been earned by that fund on the money that had been transferred.
    (c) The Fund shall consist of the following:
        (1) All moneys collected or received by the
    
Department from the supportive living facility assessment imposed by this Article.
        (2) All moneys collected or received by the
    
Department from the supportive living facility certification fee imposed by this Article.
        (3) All federal matching funds received by the
    
Department as a result of expenditures made by the Department that are attributable to moneys deposited in the Fund.
        (4) Any interest or penalty levied in conjunction
    
with the administration of this Article.
        (5) Moneys transferred from another fund in the State
    
treasury.
        (6) All other moneys received for the Fund from any
    
other source, including interest earned thereon.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-40

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-40)
    Sec. 5G-40. Certification fee.
    (a) The Department shall collect an annual certification fee of $100 per each operational or approved supportive living facility for the purposes of funding the administrative process of reviewing new supportive living facility applications and administrative oversight of the health care services delivered by supportive living facilities.
    (b) The certification fee shall be deposited into the Supportive Living Facility Fund. The Department shall maintain a separate accounting of amounts collected under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)

305 ILCS 5/5G-45

    (305 ILCS 5/5G-45)
    Sec. 5G-45. Applicability.
    (a) The Department must submit any necessary documentation to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which allows for an effective date of July 1, 2014 for the requirements of this Article. The documents shall include any necessary documents that satisfy federal public notice requirements, Medicaid state plan amendments, and any Medicaid waiver amendments.
    (b) The assessment imposed by Section 5G-10 shall cease to be imposed if the amount of matching federal funds under Title XIX of the Social Security Act is eliminated or significantly reduced on account of the assessment. Any remaining assessments shall be refunded to supportive living facilities in proportion to the amounts of the assessments paid by them.
    (c) The certification fee imposed by Section 5G-40 shall cease to be imposed if the amount of matching federal funds under Title XIX of the Social Security Act is eliminated or significantly reduced on account of the certification fee.
(Source: P.A. 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)