91st General Assembly
Summary of SB1844
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PSYCHIATRIC REHAB-MEDICAID                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends provisions of the Illinois Act on the  Aging  relating  to      
   the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.  Provides that the Department on      
   Aging  shall  cooperate  with  the  Department  of  Human  Services in      
   providing  information  and  training  to  sub-State  programs   about      
   assessment of certain persons with mental illness.  Amends the Nursing      
   Home  Care  Act.   Provides that the Department of Public Health shall      
   provide training to surveyors about the appropriate  assessment,  care      
   planning,  and  care  of  persons  with  mental  illness  (other  than      
   Alzheimer's  disease  or related disorders) to enable its surveyors to      
   determine whether a facility  is  complying  with  State  and  federal      
   requirements  about  the  assessment, care planning, and care of those      
   persons.  Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code.  Establishes  standards      
   for psychiatric services for recipients of Medicaid who are in nursing      
   homes.  Effective January 1, 2001.                                          
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          210 ILCS 45/3-120                                                    
          305 ILCS 5/Art, 5F heading new                                       
          305 ILCS 5F-5 through 5F-50 new                                      
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          305 ILCS 5/5-5.5                                                     
        Deletes the new Article added to the Illinois Public Aid Code          
   relating to psychiatric rehabilitation services. Provides that no           
   later than  January 1, 2001, the Department of Public Aid shall file        
   with the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, a proposed rule, or       
   a proposed amendment to an existing rule, regarding payment for             
   appropriate services, including assessment care planning, and treat-        
   ment provided by nursing facilities to residents who have a serious         
   mental illness.                                                             
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          210 ILCS 45/3-202.2 new                                              
        Amends the Nursing Home Care  Act.  Requires  the  Department  of      
   Public  Health  to publish proposed rules by January 1, 2001 regarding      
   the provision of services by nursing facilities to  residents  with  a      
   serious  mental illness.  Also requires the Department of Public Aid's      
   proposed rules regarding payment  for  services  provided  by  nursing      
   facilities  to  residents  with  a  serious  mental illness to include      
   discharge planning. Adds an immediate effective date.                       
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   2


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