Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Human Services (DHS), with the advice of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, shall work with the Social Services Advisory Council to develop outcome measures, data-based performance indicators, and annual reports in connection with the various programs that support the work effort of lower-income workers, including TANF, Medicaid, General Assistance, Food Stamps, and KidCare. Sets forth performance indicators to be used in connection with the outcome measures of (i) the extent to which the estimated population of eligible people and families under each of the programs is enrolled in the program and utilizes features of the program and (ii) the extent to which DHS local offices and staff deliver quality services and administer the programs consistently with the Department's established policies and procedures. Requires DHS to conduct an annual hearing on the administration of work support programs at the local office level not later than September of each year. Requires DHS to prepare an annual report and present it to the General Assembly on October 1, 2006. Effective immediately.
Fiscal Note (Department of Human Services)
Cost: Impact difficult to quantify
Fiscal Note (Illinois Department of Public Health)
House Bill 4597 will have no fiscal impact upon the Illinois Department of Public Health.