STATE OF ILLINOIS
NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

House Resolution No 385

Offered by Representative Acevedo

WHEREAS, The State of Illinois will spend over $1 billion in FY 98 on private care for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled; and

WHEREAS, The State has little oversight over how these funds are expended once they are disbursed; and

WHEREAS, The State provides organizations administering private facilities for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled with funds; and

WHEREAS, Pilsen-Little Village Community Mental Health Center, Inc., located at 2319 South Damen Avenue, Chicago, Illinois has contracted with the State through the Department of Human Services and its predecessor agencies to provide services to certain citizens of Illinois, including medical, social, and counseling services to the mentally ill; and

WHEREAS, An analysis of Pilsen-Little Village Community Mental Health Center, Inc.'s financial statements indicated potential difficulties of the Center in meeting both short-term and long-term obligations; and

WHEREAS, The same analysis revealed that the Center may have to pay back funds to the State due to underutilization of the funds or questionable funds received from the State; therefore be it

RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that the Auditor General is directed to conduct an audit of Pilsen-Little Village Community Mental Health Center, Inc. to determine whether funds received by the Center have been spent according to applicable State law, regulations, contracts, and grants; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Auditor General is specifically authorized to review and publicly report on any books. records, revenues, expenditures, policies and procedures, and other relevant aspects of entities administering services for people with mental illness which are funded in whole or in part by State funds, and such entities, as well as any State or other entities that may have information relevant to the audit, are directed to cooperate fully and promptly with the Office of the Auditor General in the conduct of the audit; and be It further

RESOLVED, That the Auditor General commence this audit as soon as possible and report his findings and recommendations upon completion in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois State Auditing Act; and be It further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be delivered to the Auditor General.

Adopted by the House of Representatives on May 20, 1998.

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Michael J. Madigan, Speaker of the House
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Anthony D. Rossi, Clerk of the House