Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services, in cooperation with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, to develop and implement a streamlined auditing and accreditation system to reduce the need for community providers to undergo audits from multiple licensing or accreditation systems. Provides that the streamlined system shall, to the extent possible, utilize one auditing group to provide uniformity from one organization to the next and from one year to the next.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Children and Family Services Act, the Department of Human Services Act, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services Law, and the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law. Requires the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and the Department of Public Health to conduct an internal review and coordinate with each other to file a unified report with the General Assembly summarizing the provider contracts issued by the agencies; auditing requirements related to these contracts; licensing and training requirements subject to audits; mandated reporting requirements for grant recipients and contractual providers; the extent to which audits or rules are redundant or result in duplication; and proposed actions to address the redundancy or duplication. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall serve as the lead agency in the development of the unified report and that the proposed actions shall seek to accomplish the development of a streamlined auditing and accreditation system and the streamlining of agency rules to reduce administrative costs associated with multiple and duplicative program and accreditation audits and duplication in agency oversight. Contains provisions concerning information that shall be included in the unified report; recommendations in the unified report; and the reporting deadline. Effective immediately.
Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Human Services)
This legislation creates no fiscal impact for the Department of Human Services.
Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
While there does not appear to be a significant cost to implement the provisions of this legislation, there may be a negative impact to federal funding received if the Department ignores certain federal requirements in favor of standardization and streamlining. The amount can not be determined at this time.