Bill Text: IL HR1545 | 2015-2016 | 99th General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Directs the Auditor General to conduct an audit of the Community Integrated Living Arrangement program at the Department of Human Services for the years 2011 to 2016.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2017-01-09 - Referred to Rules Committee [HR1545 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2015-HR1545-Introduced.html

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2 WHEREAS, The Illinois Department of Human Services is
3responsible for overseeing Community Integrated Living
4Arrangement facilities for the developmentally disabled; and
5 WHEREAS, Community Integrated Living Arrangements are
6designed to allow developmentally disabled individuals to live
7within a community setting; and
8 WHEREAS, A priority of the administration of former
9Governor Pat Quinn was to transition residents out of State
10Operated Developmental Centers and into Community Integrated
11Living Arrangement settings; and
12 WHEREAS, Although the Community Integrated Living
13Arrangement was designed to provide more independent,
14home-like settings, and to be cost-effective to the State,
15there has been widespread abuse discovered; and
16 WHEREAS, The Chicago Tribune recently published a series of
17articles exposing several cases of abuse and neglect at various
18Community Integrated Living Arrangement facilities throughout
19the State; and
20 WHEREAS, The results of this investigation are very

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1troubling and disturbing; therefore, be it
4the Auditor General is directed to conduct an audit of the
5Community Integrated Living Arrangement program at the
6Department of Human Services for the years 2011 to 2016; and be
7it further
8 RESOLVED, That this audit shall include, but not be limited
9to, a review of the following:
10 (1) All contracts between providers and the Department of
11 Human Services;
12 (2) Provider procedures for caring and ensuring the safety
13 of the developmentally disabled residents in these
14 facilities;
15 (3) Procedures implemented and conducted by the Department
16 of Human Services Office of the Inspector General; and
17 (4) Any potential conflict of interest that resulted in a
18 personal benefit for State employees involved in the
19 awarding of Community Integrated Living Arrangement
20 contracts and placements for individuals; and

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1 (5) Any corrective actions being sought by the Department
2 of Human Services as a result of the publication of the
3 Chicago Tribune articles; and be it further
4 RESOLVED, That the Department of Human Services and any
5other State agency or entity or person that may have
6information relevant to this audit cooperate fully and promptly
7with the Illinois Auditor General in its audit; and be it
9 RESOLVED, That the Auditor General commence this audit as
10soon as possible as practical, and report his findings and
11recommendations upon completion in accordance with the
12provisions of Section 3-14 of the Illinois State Auditing Act;
13and be it further
14 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
15delivered to the Auditor General.