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1     AN ACT concerning aging.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Older Adult Services Act is amended by
5 changing Section 35 as follows:
6     (320 ILCS 42/35)
7     Sec. 35. Older Adult Services Advisory Committee.
8     (a) The Older Adult Services Advisory Committee is created
9 to advise the directors of Aging, Public Aid, and Public Health
10 on all matters related to this Act and the delivery of services
11 to older adults in general.
12     (b) The Advisory Committee shall be comprised of the
13 following:
14         (1) The Director of Aging or his or her designee, who
15     shall serve as chair and shall be an ex officio and
16     nonvoting member.
17         (2) The Director of Public Aid and the Director of
18     Public Health or their designees, who shall serve as
19     vice-chairs and shall be ex officio and nonvoting members.
20         (3) One representative each of the Governor's Office,
21     the Department of Public Aid, the Department of Public
22     Health, the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the
23     Department of Human Services, the Department of Insurance,
24     the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the
25     Department on Aging, the Department on Aging's State Long
26     Term Care Ombudsman, the Illinois Housing Finance
27     Authority, and the Illinois Housing Development Authority,
28     each of whom shall be selected by his or her respective
29     director and shall be an ex officio and nonvoting member.
30         (4) Thirty-two members appointed by the Director of
31     Aging in collaboration with the directors of Public Health
32     and Public Aid, and selected from the recommendations of



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1     statewide associations and organizations, as follows:
2             (A) One member representing the Area Agencies on
3         Aging;
4             (B) Four members representing nursing homes or
5         licensed assisted living establishments;
6             (C) One member representing home health agencies;
7             (D) One member representing case management
8         services;
9             (E) One member representing statewide senior
10         center associations;
11             (F) One member representing Community Care Program
12         homemaker services;
13             (G) One member representing Community Care Program
14         adult day services;
15             (H) One member representing nutrition project
16         directors;
17             (I) One member representing hospice programs;
18             (J) One member representing individuals with
19         Alzheimer's disease and related dementias;
20             (K) Two members representing statewide trade or
21         labor unions;
22             (L) One advanced practice nurse with experience in
23         gerontological nursing;
24             (M) One physician specializing in gerontology;
25             (N) One member representing regional long-term
26         care ombudsmen;
27             (O) One member representing township officials;
28             (P) One member representing municipalities;
29             (Q) One member representing county officials;
30             (R) One member representing the parish nurse
31         movement;
32             (S) One member representing pharmacists;
33             (T) Two members representing statewide
34         organizations engaging in advocacy or legal
35         representation on behalf of the senior population;
36             (U) Two family caregivers;



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1             (V) Two citizen members over the age of 60;
2             (W) One citizen with knowledge in the area of
3         gerontology research or health care law;
4             (X) One representative of health care facilities
5         licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act; and
6             (Y) One representative of primary care service
7         providers.
8     The Director of Aging, in collaboration with the Directors
9 of Public Health and Public Aid, may appoint additional citizen
10 members to the Older Adult Services Advisory Committee. Each
11 such additional member must be either an individual age 60 or
12 older or an uncompensated caregiver for a family member or
13 friend who is age 60 or older.
14     (c) Voting members of the Advisory Committee shall serve
15 for a term of 3 years or until a replacement is named. All
16 members shall be appointed no later than January 1, 2005. Of
17 the initial appointees, as determined by lot, 10 members shall
18 serve a term of one year; 10 shall serve for a term of 2 years;
19 and 12 shall serve for a term of 3 years. Any member appointed
20 to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term
21 for which his or her predecessor was appointed shall be
22 appointed for the remainder of that term. The Advisory
23 Committee shall meet at least quarterly and may meet more
24 frequently at the call of the Chair. A simple majority of those
25 appointed shall constitute a quorum. The affirmative vote of a
26 majority of those present and voting shall be necessary for
27 Advisory Committee action. Members of the Advisory Committee
28 shall receive no compensation for their services.
29     (d) The Advisory Committee shall have an Executive
30 Committee comprised of the Chair, the Vice Chairs, and up to 15
31 members of the Advisory Committee appointed by the Chair who
32 have demonstrated expertise in developing, implementing, or
33 coordinating the system restructuring initiatives defined in
34 Section 25. The Executive Committee shall have responsibility
35 to oversee and structure the operations of the Advisory
36 Committee and to create and appoint necessary subcommittees and



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1 subcommittee members.
2     (e) The Advisory Committee shall study and make
3 recommendations related to the implementation of this Act,
4 including but not limited to system restructuring initiatives
5 as defined in Section 25 or otherwise related to this Act.
6 (Source: P.A. 93-1031, eff. 8-27-04.)
7     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8 becoming law.