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(410 ILCS 405/6)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6956)
Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Committee.
(a) There is created the Alzheimer's
Disease Advisory Committee consisting of 17 voting members appointed by the
Director of the Department, as well as 5 nonvoting members as hereinafter
provided in this Section. The Director or his designee shall serve as one
of the 17 voting members and as
the Chairman of the Committee. Those appointed as voting members shall
include persons who are experienced in
research and the delivery of services to individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder and their families.
Such members shall include:
(1) one individual from a statewide association
dedicated to Alzheimer's care, support, and research;
(2) one individual from a non-governmental statewide
organization that advocates for seniors;
(3) the Dementia Coordinator of the Illinois
Department of Public Health, or the Dementia Coordinator's designee;
(4) one individual representing the Community Care
Program's Home and Community Services Division;
(5) one individual representing the Adult Protective
(6) 3 individuals from Alzheimer's Disease Assistance
(7) one individual from a statewide association
representing an adult day service organization;
(8) one individual from a statewide association
representing home care providers;
(9) one individual from a statewide trade
organization representing the interests of physicians licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches in Illinois;
(10) one individual representing long-term care
facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, an assisted living establishment licensed under the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, or supportive living facilities;
(11) one individual from a statewide association
representing the interests of social workers;
(12) one individual representing Area Agencies on
(13) the Medicaid Director of the Department of
Healthcare and Family Services, or the Medicaid Director's designee;
(14) one individual from a statewide association
representing health education and promotion and public health advocacy; and
(15) one individual with medical or academic
experience with early onset Alzheimer's disease or related disorders.
(b) In addition to the 17 voting members, the Directors of the following
State agencies or their designees who are qualified to represent each Department's programs and services for those with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders shall serve as nonvoting members:
Department on Aging, Department
of Healthcare and Family Services, Department of Public Health, Department of Human Services, and Guardianship and Advocacy Commission.
Each voting member appointed by the
Director of Public Health shall serve for a term of 2 years, and until his
successor is appointed and qualified. Members of the Committee shall not
be compensated but shall be reimbursed for expenses actually incurred in
the performance of their duties. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as
The Committee shall review all State programs and services provided by State agencies that are directed toward persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and by consensus recommend changes to improve the State's response to this serious health problem. Such recommendations shall be included in the State plan described in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-588, eff. 1-1-20