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90_HB1298eng 20 ILCS 105/8.07 new Amends the Illinois Act on the Aging. Provides that the Department on Aging and the Department of Public Aid shall have a joint committee, appointed by the Governor, to establish a process to shift the long term care system from institutions to the home and community. Provides that the committee shall submit a report of its findings to the Governor and General Assembly by January 1, 1999. Effective immediately. LRB9004829PTcwA HB1298 Engrossed LRB9004829PTcwA 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Act on the Aging by adding 2 Section 8.07. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Illinois Act on the Aging is amended by 6 adding Section 8.07 as follows: 7 (20 ILCS 105/8.07 new) 8 Sec. 8.07. Home and Community Based Care Transition 9 Planning Committee. 10 (a) The General Assembly finds that: 11 (1) Independence, dignity, privacy, autonomy, and 12 the appreciation of individuality are essential elements 13 in the maintenance of the health and vitality of 14 individuals in any system of long term care. 15 (2) To keep individuals alive, healthy, and in full 16 partnership with their families, friends, and 17 communities, long term care services for eligible 18 individuals must be of a quality that features 19 integrated, accessible, and responsible services and 20 services that are fully available in home and community 21 settings. 22 (3) Individuals must have free choice in planning 23 and managing their care to optimize the responsiveness 24 and cost effectiveness of long term care service. 25 (4) Access to a full array of long term care 26 service options is needed for individuals to have care 27 that is appropriate for their needs and to enable case 28 managers to have cost effective alternatives available in 29 the construction of care plans and in the delivery of 30 services. 31 (5) Long term care services include, but are not HB1298 Engrossed -2- LRB9004829PTcwA 1 limited to, home care, community based services, assisted 2 living, congregate care, adult foster care, and 3 institutional care. 4 (6) Maintaining an individual's dignity and 5 self-reliance without exception is necessary to protect 6 the fiscal interests of taxpayers and the State. 7 (7) An individual's independence and rights as a 8 citizen must not be diminished through the provision of 9 long term care. 10 (8) It is in the best interest of the State of 11 Illinois and its citizens that Illinois' long term care 12 system be based on provision of home and community based 13 care or other specified services whenever eligible 14 individuals want and need those services to reduce the 15 State's reliance on institutional care. 16 (b) A joint committee of the Department on Aging's 17 Community Care Program Advisory Committee, the Department of 18 Public Aid's Long Term Care Advisory subcommittee of the 19 Medicaid Advisory Committee, and the Department of Public 20 Health's Home Health Advisory Committee shall be established 21 with 6 representatives appointed by the Governor from each 22 committee by October 1, 1997. 23 (1) Staffing of the committee shall be provided 24 jointly by the Department on Aging, the Department of 25 Public Aid, and the Department of Public Health. 26 (2) The Committee shall establish a process based 27 on the findings of the General Assembly to shift the 28 current long term care system from being based on the 29 provision of institutional care to one based on the 30 provision of home and community based care. 31 (3) The committee shall file a report of its 32 findings with the Governor and the General Assembly by 33 January 1, 1999. HB1298 Engrossed -3- LRB9004829PTcwA 1 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 2 becoming law.
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