Public Act 096-0065
SB1372 Enrolled LRB096 09954 DRJ 20118 b

    AN ACT in relation to State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Children and Family Services Act is amended
by adding Section 5.35 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 505/5.35 new)
    Sec. 5.35. Residential services; rates.
    (a) In this Section, "residential services" means child
care institution care, group home care, independent living
services, and transitional living services that are licensed
and purchased by the Department on behalf of children under the
age of 22 years who are served by the Department and who need
24-hour residential care due to emotional and behavior problems
or severe mental illness and that are services for which the
Department has rate-setting authority.
    For the purposes of this Section, "residential services"
does not include (i) residential alcohol and other drug abuse
treatment services or (ii) programs serving children primarily
referred because of a developmental disability or mental health
    (b) The Department shall work with representatives of
residential services providers with which the Department
contracts for residential services and with representatives of
other State agencies that purchase comparable residential
services from agencies for which the Department has
rate-setting authority to develop a performance-based model
for these residential services. Other State agencies shall
include, but not be limited to, the Department of Human
Services, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Illinois
State Board of Education. The rate paid by the other State
agencies for comparable residential services shall not be less
than the performance-based rates set by the Department.
    (c) The performance-based model to be developed shall
include required program components and a rate-setting
methodology that incorporates the reasonable costs of the
required program components, subject to the provisions and
limitations prescribed in 89 Illinois Administrative Code,
Chapter III, Subchapter c, Part 356, Rate-setting.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,

Effective Date: 7/23/2009