Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, in supplying medical assistance, to provide for the legally authorized services of persons licensed under the Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing and Practice Act as clinical professional counselors.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Human Services)
It is estimated that this legislation would increase the Department of Human Services' expenditures by at least $15 million. This legislation would require administrative rule changes and approval, along with policy and procedure changes that are significantly time intensive. Submission of a State plan amendment would be required and receipt of federal matching funds would be contingent on CMS approval.