Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires all non-relative providers in the child care assistance program for the first time to participate in comprehensive orientation and pre-service trainings covering health and safety matters appropriate to a home-based setting within 6 months after the non-relative provider begins providing services under the child care assistance program. Provides that non-relative providers shall be paid $15 per hour for their attendance and time spent at mandatory orientation and pre-service trainings and that there shall be no charge for non-relative providers to attend mandatory orientation and pre-service trainings. Provides that relative providers shall be encouraged, but not required, to attend orientation and pre-service trainings, and shall be paid the same amount as non-relative providers. Requires orientations to be offered in person, no less than 6 times per year in each service delivery area; and requires the Department of Human Services to provide orientations and pre-service trainings in reasonably convenient locations and to provide reasonable advance notice. Requires the State to contribute into a Taft-Hartley health fund for the purpose of providing health insurance to qualified home child care providers. Provides that for State fiscal year 2017, the rate shall be $587.69 per enrollee per month; and that for future fiscal years, the rate shall be adjusted as determined by actuarial analysis. Effective July 1, 2016.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Adds provisions requiring the Department of Human Services to provide mandatory annual trainings covering health and safety matters appropriate to a home-based setting for non-relative providers in the child care assistance program. Provides that relative providers shall be encouraged, but not required, to attend mandatory annual trainings; and that both non-relative and relative providers shall be paid $15 per hour for their attendance at such trainings. Adds provisions concerning the locations of the mandatory annual trainings, notice requirements, and online training.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Human Services)
The fiscal impact of HB 5763 is estimated at $14.2 M for the mandatory trainings and
$1.9 M for health insurance, for a total cost of $17.l M. These amounts total an estimated $17.1 M annual increase in costs that are not included in the Governor's FY17 proposed budget.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)