State of Illinois
2007 and 2008


Introduced 2/7/2007, by Sen. Susan Garrett


20 ILCS 1705/54.5 new

    Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall reimburse providers of community-based residential programs in which no more than 4 persons with developmental disabilities reside together and in which each person has his or her own private bedroom. Provides that the reimbursement shall be equal to 100% of the provider's cost of providing certain services. Contains a Section concerning legislative findings. Effective immediately.

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1     AN ACT concerning State government.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Mental Health and Developmental
5 Disabilities Administrative Act is amended by adding Section
6 54.5 as follows:
7     (20 ILCS 1705/54.5 new)
8     Sec. 54.5. Rates; community-based residential programs for
9 persons with developmental disabilities.
10     (a) The General Assembly finds that, due to economic
11 factors, it has become increasingly necessary for providers of
12 residential services to persons with developmental
13 disabilities to expand the number of persons with developmental
14 disabilities living together in community-based residential
15 programs funded by the Department. The General Assembly further
16 finds that, in order to enhance opportunities for persons with
17 developmental disabilities to live in the community with
18 dignity and individual privacy, and to maximize the benefits of
19 the supportive services provided in community-based
20 residential programs, it is necessary and appropriate to offer
21 financial incentives to providers so that they can establish
22 community-based residential programs of 4 or fewer individuals
23 living together.



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1     (b) As used in this Section, "community-based residential
2 program" means one of a variety of living arrangements for
3 persons with developmental disabilities, including existing
4 settings, such as community integrated living arrangements,
5 community residential alternatives, assisted residential care,
6 supported residential care, and adult foster care, and may also
7 include newly developed settings that are consistent with this
8 definition. The term "developmental disability" includes an
9 autism spectrum disorder.
10     (c) The Department shall reimburse each provider of a
11 community-based residential program in which no more than 4
12 persons with developmental disabilities reside together and in
13 which each person has his or her own private bedroom.
14 Reimbursement shall be at a rate equal to 100% of the
15 provider's cost of providing those services, including the cost
16 of acquiring, renovating or converting the home and the cost of
17 transportation. Starting in the State fiscal year beginning
18 July 1, 2008, and for each State fiscal year thereafter, the
19 Department shall adjust the rate of reimbursement for those
20 services so that it continues to equal 100% of the provider's
21 cost of providing those services.
22     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
23 becoming law.