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Public Act 094-0031




Public Act 094-0031
SB2062 Enrolled LRB094 08684 DRJ 38895 b

    AN ACT concerning aging.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Older Adult Services Act is amended by
changing Section 35 as follows:
    (320 ILCS 42/35)
    Sec. 35. Older Adult Services Advisory Committee.
    (a) The Older Adult Services Advisory Committee is created
to advise the directors of Aging, Public Aid, and Public Health
on all matters related to this Act and the delivery of services
to older adults in general.
    (b) The Advisory Committee shall be comprised of the
        (1) The Director of Aging or his or her designee, who
    shall serve as chair and shall be an ex officio and
    nonvoting member.
        (2) The Director of Public Aid and the Director of
    Public Health or their designees, who shall serve as
    vice-chairs and shall be ex officio and nonvoting members.
        (3) One representative each of the Governor's Office,
    the Department of Public Aid, the Department of Public
    Health, the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the
    Department of Human Services, the Department of Insurance,
    the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the
    Department on Aging, the Department on Aging's State Long
    Term Care Ombudsman, the Illinois Housing Finance
    Authority, and the Illinois Housing Development Authority,
    each of whom shall be selected by his or her respective
    director and shall be an ex officio and nonvoting member.
        (4) Thirty-two members appointed by the Director of
    Aging in collaboration with the directors of Public Health
    and Public Aid, and selected from the recommendations of
    statewide associations and organizations, as follows:
            (A) One member representing the Area Agencies on
            (B) Four members representing nursing homes or
        licensed assisted living establishments;
            (C) One member representing home health agencies;
            (D) One member representing case management
            (E) One member representing statewide senior
        center associations;
            (F) One member representing Community Care Program
        homemaker services;
            (G) One member representing Community Care Program
        adult day services;
            (H) One member representing nutrition project
            (I) One member representing hospice programs;
            (J) One member representing individuals with
        Alzheimer's disease and related dementias;
            (K) Two members representing statewide trade or
        labor unions;
            (L) One advanced practice nurse with experience in
        gerontological nursing;
            (M) One physician specializing in gerontology;
            (N) One member representing regional long-term
        care ombudsmen;
            (O) One member representing township officials;
            (P) One member representing municipalities;
            (Q) One member representing county officials;
            (R) One member representing the parish nurse
            (S) One member representing pharmacists;
            (T) Two members representing statewide
        organizations engaging in advocacy or legal
        representation on behalf of the senior population;
            (U) Two family caregivers;
            (V) Two citizen members over the age of 60;
            (W) One citizen with knowledge in the area of
        gerontology research or health care law;
            (X) One representative of health care facilities
        licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act; and
            (Y) One representative of primary care service
    The Director of Aging, in collaboration with the Directors
of Public Health and Public Aid, may appoint additional citizen
members to the Older Adult Services Advisory Committee. Each
such additional member must be either an individual age 60 or
older or an uncompensated caregiver for a family member or
friend who is age 60 or older.
    (c) Voting members of the Advisory Committee shall serve
for a term of 3 years or until a replacement is named. All
members shall be appointed no later than January 1, 2005. Of
the initial appointees, as determined by lot, 10 members shall
serve a term of one year; 10 shall serve for a term of 2 years;
and 12 shall serve for a term of 3 years. Any member appointed
to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term
for which his or her predecessor was appointed shall be
appointed for the remainder of that term. The Advisory
Committee shall meet at least quarterly and may meet more
frequently at the call of the Chair. A simple majority of those
appointed shall constitute a quorum. The affirmative vote of a
majority of those present and voting shall be necessary for
Advisory Committee action. Members of the Advisory Committee
shall receive no compensation for their services.
    (d) The Advisory Committee shall have an Executive
Committee comprised of the Chair, the Vice Chairs, and up to 15
members of the Advisory Committee appointed by the Chair who
have demonstrated expertise in developing, implementing, or
coordinating the system restructuring initiatives defined in
Section 25. The Executive Committee shall have responsibility
to oversee and structure the operations of the Advisory
Committee and to create and appoint necessary subcommittees and
subcommittee members.
    (e) The Advisory Committee shall study and make
recommendations related to the implementation of this Act,
including but not limited to system restructuring initiatives
as defined in Section 25 or otherwise related to this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-1031, eff. 8-27-04.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 6/14/2005