• SB955 DEV DISABLED-DSP-WAGES

  • Illinois 100th General Assembly

Human Services

Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act and the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall establish reimbursement rates which build toward livable wages for front-line personnel in residential and day programs and service coordination agencies serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including, but not limited to, intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities, community integrated living arrangements, developmental training programs, employment, and other residential and day programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities supported by State funds or funding under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act. Provides that the Department shall increase rates and reimbursements so that direct support persons earn a base wage of not less than $15 per hour and so that other front-line personnel earn a commensurate wage. Defines "front-line personnel". Effective immediately.

Witness Slip Information

Name Firm, Business, or agency Representing
Josh Evans Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Community providers serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental illnesses
Donald Hespell Cornerstone Services Self
Joan Carlson Mosaic Mosaic