Bill Status of HB2600 101st General Assembly
Short Description: IL DISABILITY INTEGRATION ACT
Rep. Bob Morgan - William Davis, Karina Villa, Kelly M. Cassidy, Will Guzzardi, Anne Stava-Murray, Mark L. Walker, Sara Feigenholtz, Robert Martwick, Robyn Gabel, Michelle Mussman, Maurice A. West, II, Elizabeth Hernandez, Stephanie A. Kifowit, La Shawn K. Ford, Terra Costa Howard, Mary Edly-Allen and Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Disability Integration Act. Provides that no public entity or long-term service or support (LTSS) insurance provider shall deny an individual with an LTSS disability who is eligible for institutional placement community-based long-term services and supports that enable the individual to live in the community and lead an independent life. Sets forth specific acts of discrimination by a public entity or LTSS insurance provider that are prohibited under the Act, including: (i) imposition or application of eligibility criteria or another policy that prevents or tends to prevent an individual with an LTSS disability from receiving a community-based long-term service or support; (ii) failure to establish an adequate rate or other payment structure that is necessary to ensure the availability of a workforce sufficient to support an individual with an LTSS disability in living in the community and leading an independent life; and (iii) failure to ensure that each institutionalized individual with an LTSS disability is regularly notified of the alternative of community-based long-term services and supports and that those community-based long-term services and supports are provided if the individual with an LTSS disability selects such services and supports. Provides that the Act shall not be construed to: (1) prevent a public entity or LTSS insurance provider from providing community-based long-term services and supports at a level that is greater than the level that is required under the Act; or (2) prohibit a public entity or LTSS insurance provider from using managed care techniques, as long as the use of such techniques does not have the effect of discriminating against an individual as prohibited under the Act. Defines terms.