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Public Act 102-1020


 

Public Act 1020 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-1020
 
SB3707 EnrolledLRB102 23685 KTG 32868 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Act on the Aging is amended by
adding Section 4.02h as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 105/4.02h new)
    Sec. 4.02h. Community Care Program; dementia training.    
    (a) This Section shall apply to any person who is employed
by the Department, or by an agency that is contracted with the
Department, to provide direct services to individuals
participating in the Community Care Program.
    (b) Dementia training of at least 2 hours shall be
completed at the start of employment with the Department or
contractor. Persons who are employees of the Department or a
contractor on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
102nd General Assembly shall complete this training within 6
months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
102nd General Assembly. The training shall cover the following
subjects:
        (1) Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
        (2) Safety risks.
        (3) Communication and behavior.
    (c) Annual continuing education training shall include at
least 2 hours of dementia training covering the subjects
described in subsection (b).
    (d) This Section is designed to improve the quality of
training for Community Care Program direct service workers. If
laws or rules existing on the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly contain more
rigorous dementia training requirements for employees or
contractors providing direct services to Community Care
Program participants, those laws or rules shall apply. An
individual who is required to receive dementia training under
other laws and rules may be considered exempt, as long as the
requirement includes a minimum 2 hours of dementia training.
The individual shall be required to show proof he or she
received the training required under this Section.
    (e) The Department may adopt rules for the administration
of this Section.

Effective Date: 1/1/2023