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(30 ILCS 772/20)
Award of grants.
(a) Applications for grants must be made in a manner prescribed by the
Director of Public Health by rule. Expenditures made in a manner with any grant, and the results therefrom, shall be included (if applicable) in the reports filed by the receiver with the court and shall be reported to the Department in a manner prescribed by rule and by the contract entered into by the grant recipient with the Department. An applicant for a grant shall submit to the Department, and (if applicable) to the court, a specific plan for continuing and increasing adherence to best practices in providing high-quality nursing home care once the grant has ended.
(b) The applications must be reviewed and recommended by
a commission composed of
5 representatives chosen from recommendations made by organizations
representing long-term care facilities in Illinois,
a citizen member from AARP, one representative from an
advocacy organization for persons with disabilities, one representative from the statewide ombudsman
organization, one representative from academia, one representative from a nursing home residents' advocacy organization, one representative from an organization with expertise in improving the access of persons in medically underserved areas to high-quality medical care, at least 2 experts in accounting or finance, the Director of Public Health,
the Director of Aging, and one representative selected by the leader of each
legislative caucus. With the exception of legislative members, members
shall be appointed by the Director of Public Health.
(c) The Director shall award grants based on the
recommendations of the commission and after a thorough review of the
compliance history of the applicants.
(Source: P.A. 96-1372, eff. 7-29-10.)