Bill Status of SB3749 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: NURSING FACILITY OVERSIGHT
Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
| 1/21/2022||Senate||Referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
|305 ILCS 5/Art. XVII heading new|
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Adds the Nursing Facility Oversight Committee Article to the Code. Provides that a Nursing Facility Oversight Committee shall be named by the 4 legislative leaders to oversee, assess, and provide direction to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services as it relates to long-term care services, including, but not limited to, Medicaid reimbursement, bed assessments, managed long-term care, and Medicaid long-term care eligibility. Provides that the Committee shall be expressly charged with overseeing, assessing, and providing leadership to the Department on issues related to nursing facilities and to provide ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of any related policies, regulatory rules, and State Plan amendments. Provides that the Committee shall be comprised of 12 voting members with each legislative leader appointing 2 legislative members and a member of the general public recommended by membership-based nursing home trade associations. Requires the co-chairs to call the first meeting within 30 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, but no later than 10 business days prior to the Department's initial submission of any State Plan amendment related to nursing facilities. Requires the Department to provide copies of all documents at least 10 days in advance of a meeting at which the Department is asking the Committee to give comment or approval. Contains provisions concerning scheduled meetings and proxies; administrative support from the Department; and annual open forums held by the Committee to accept comments on the implementation of policies, regulatory rules, and State Plan amendments concerning nursing facilities. Requires the Department to seek the Committee's advice and consent prior to filing emergency or permanent administrative rules with the Secretary of State or submitting Medicaid State Plan amendments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.