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(405 ILCS 30/4)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 904)
Financing for community services.
(a) The Department of Human Services
is authorized to
provide financial reimbursement to eligible private service providers,
corporations, local government entities or voluntary associations for the
provision of services to persons with mental illness, persons with a
developmental disability, and persons with substance use disorders who are living in the
community for the purpose of achieving the goals of this Act.
The Department shall utilize the following funding mechanisms for community
(1) Purchase of Care Contracts: services purchased on
a predetermined fee per unit of service basis from private providers or governmental entities. Fee per service rates are set by an established formula which covers some portion of personnel, supplies, and other allowable costs, and which makes some allowance for geographic variations in costs as well as for additional program components.
(2) Grants: sums of money which the Department grants
to private providers or governmental entities pursuant to the grant recipient's agreement to provide certain services, as defined by departmental grant guidelines, to an approximate number of service recipients. Grant levels are set through consideration of personnel, supply and other allowable costs, as well as other funds available to the program.
(3) Other Funding Arrangements: funding mechanisms
may be established on a pilot basis in order to examine the feasibility of alternative financing arrangements for the provision of community services.
The Department shall establish and maintain an equitable system of
which allows providers to improve persons with disabilities'
independence and reduces their reliance on State-operated
For services classified as entitlement services under federal law or guidelines, caps may not be placed on the total amount of payment a provider may receive in a fiscal year and the Department shall not require that a portion of the payments due be made in a subsequent fiscal year based on a yearly payment cap.
(e) The funding methodologies must reflect economic factors inherent in providing services and supports, recognize individual disability needs, and consider geographic differences, transportation costs, required staffing ratios, and mandates not currently funded.
(f) In accepting Department funds, providers shall recognize
their responsibility to be
accountable to the Department and the State for the delivery of services
which are consistent
with the philosophies and goals of this Act and the rules and regulations
promulgated under it.
(Source: P.A. 102-1071, eff. 6-10-22.)