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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Act on the Aging is amended by
5adding Section 4.02h as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 105/4.02h new)
7    Sec. 4.02h. Community Care Program; dementia training.    
8    (a) This Section shall apply to any person who is employed
9by the Department, or is contracted with the Department, to
10provide direct services to individuals enrolled in the
11Community Care Program.
12    (b) Dementia training of at least 2 hours shall be
13completed at the start of employment with the Department or
14contractor. Persons who are employees of the Department or a
15contractor on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
16102nd General Assembly shall complete this training within 6
17months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
18102nd General Assembly. The training shall cover the following
20        (1) Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
21        (2) Safety risks.
22        (3) Communication and behavior.
23    (c) Annual continuing education training shall include at



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1least 2 hours of dementia training covering the subjects
2described in subsection (b).
3    (d) This Section is designed to address gaps in current
4dementia training requirements for Community Care Program
5direct service workers and improve the quality of training. If
6laws or rules existing on the effective date of this
7amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly contain more
8rigorous training requirements for employees or contractors
9providing direct services to Community Care Program enrollees,
10those laws or rules shall apply. Where there is overlap
11between this Section and other laws and rules, the Department
12shall interpret this Section to avoid duplication of
13requirements while ensuring that the minimum requirements set
14in this Section are met.
15    (e) The Department may adopt rules for the administration
16of this Section.