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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 Public Aid Code is amended by
5adding Section 12-4.47 as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/12-4.47 new)
7    Sec. 12-4.47. Long-Term Services and Supports Disparities
8Task Force.
9    (a) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall
10establish a Long-Term Services and Supports Disparities Task
12    (b) Members of the Task Force shall be appointed by the
13Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services
14and shall include representatives of the following agencies,
15organizations, or groups:
16        (1) The Governor's office.
17        (2) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
18        (3) The Department of Human Services.
19        (4) The Department on Aging.
20        (5) The Department of Human Rights.
21        (6) Area Agencies on Aging.
22        (7) The Department of Public Health.
23        (8) Managed Care Plans.



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1        (9) The for-profit urban nursing home or assisted
2    living industry.
3        (10) The for-profit rural nursing home or assisted
4    living industry.
5        (11) The not-for-profit nursing home or assisted
6    living industry.
7        (12) The home care association or home care industry.
8        (13) The adult day care association or adult day care
9    industry.
10        (14) An association representing workers who provide
11    long-term services and supports.
12        (15) A representative of providers that serve the
13    predominantly ethnic minority populations.
14        (16) Case Management Organizations.
15        (17) Three consumer representatives which may include
16    a consumer of long-term services and supports or an
17    individual who advocates for such consumers. For purposes
18    of this provision, "consumer representative" means a
19    person who is not an elected official and who has no
20    financial interest in a health or long-term care delivery
21    system.
22    (c) The Task Force shall not meet unless all consumer
23representative positions are filled. The Task Force shall
24reflect diversity in race, ethnicity, and gender.
25    (d) The Chair of the Task Force shall be appointed by the
26Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.



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1    (e) The Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family
2Services shall assign appropriate staff and resources to
3support the efforts of the Task Force. The Task Force shall
4meet as often as necessary but not less than 4 times per
5calendar year.
6    (f) The Task Force shall promote and facilitate
7communication, coordination, and collaboration among relevant
8State agencies and communities of color, limited
9English-speaking communities, and the private and public
10entities providing services to those communities.
11    (g) The Task Force shall do all of the following:
12        (1) Document the number and types of Long-Term Services
13    and Supports (LTSS) providers in the State and the number
14    of clients served in each setting.
15        (2) Document the number and racial profiles of
16    residents using LTSS including, but not limited to,
17    residential nursing facilities, assisted living
18    facilities, adult day care, home health services, and other
19    home and community based long-term care services.
20        (3) Document the number and profiles of family or
21    informal caregivers who provide care for minority elders.
22        (4) Compare data over multiple years to identify trends
23    in the delivery of LTSS for each racial or ethnic category
24    including: Alaskan Native or American Indian, Asian or
25    Pacific Islander, black or African American, Hispanic, or
26    white.



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1        (5) Identify any racial disparities in the provision of
2    care in various LTSS settings and determine factors that
3    might influence the disparities found.
4        (6) Identify any disparities uniquely experienced in
5    metropolitan or rural areas and make recommendations to
6    address these areas.
7        (7) Assess whether the LTSS industry, including
8    managed care plans and independent providers, is equipped
9    to offer culturally sensitive, competent, and
10    linguistically appropriate care to meet the needs of a
11    diverse aging population and their informal and formal
12    caregivers.
13        (8) Consider whether to recommend that the State
14    require all home and community based services as a
15    condition of licensure to report data similar to that
16    gathered under the Minimum Data Set and required when a new
17    resident is admitted to a nursing home.
18        (9) Identify and prioritize recommendations for
19    actions to be taken by the State to address disparity
20    issues identified in the course of these studies.
21        (10) Monitor the progress of the State in eliminating
22    racial disparities in the delivery of LTSS.
23    (h) The Task Force shall conduct public hearings,
24inquiries, studies, and other forms of information gathering to
25identify how the actions of State government contribute to or
26reduce racial disparities in long-term care settings.



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1    (i) The Task Force shall report its findings and
2recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no
3later than one year after the effective date of this amendatory
4Act of the 98th General Assembly. Annual reports shall be
5issued every year thereafter and shall include documentation of
6progress made to eliminate disparities in long-term care
7service settings.
8    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,