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(20 ILCS 105/4.02g)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on March 1, 2018)
Community Care Program Services Task Force.
(a) The Director of Aging shall establish a Community Care Program Services Task Force to review community care program services for seniors and strategies to reduce costs without diminishing the level of care. The Task Force shall consist of all of the following persons who must be appointed within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly:
(1) the Director of Aging, or his or her designee,
who shall serve as chairperson of the task force;
(2) one representative of the Department of
Healthcare and Family Services appointed by the Director of Healthcare and Family Services;
(3) one representative of the Department of Human
Services appointed by the Secretary of Human Services;
(4) one individual representing Adult Day Care
Centers appointed by the Director of Aging;
(5) one individual representing Care Coordination
Units appointed by the Director of Aging;
(6) one individual representing Area Agencies on
Aging appointed by the Director of Aging;
(7) one individual from a statewide organization that
advocates for seniors appointed by the Director of Aging;
(8) one home and community-based care employee
appointed by the Director of Aging;
(9) one individual from an organization that
represents caregivers in the Community Care Program;
(10) two members of the Senate appointed by the
President of the Senate, one of whom shall serve as co-chairperson;
(11) two members of the Senate appointed by the
Minority Leader of the Senate, one of whom shall serve as co-chairperson;
(12) two members of the House of Representatives
appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall serve as co-chairperson;
(13) two members of the House of Representatives
appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall serve as co-chairperson; and
(14) two members appointed by the Governor.
(b) The Task Force shall:
(1) review the current services provided to seniors
(2) review potential savings associated with
alternative services to seniors;
(3) review effective care models for the growing
(4) review current federal Medicaid matching funds
for services provided and ways to maximize federal support for the current services provided;
(5) make recommendations to contain costs and better
tailor services to Community Care Program participants' specific needs;
(6) review different services available to keep
seniors out of nursing homes; and
(7) review best practices used in other states for
maintaining seniors in home and community-based settings including providing services to non-Medicaid eligible seniors.
(c) The Department on Aging shall provide administrative support to the Task Force.
(d) Task Force members shall receive no compensation.
(e) The Task Force must hold at least 4 meetings and public hearings as necessary.
(f) The Task Force shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly no later than January 30, 2018, and, upon filing its report, the Task Force is dissolved.
(g) This Section is repealed on March 1, 2018.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)