STATE OF ILLINOIS
NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

House Resolution No. 504

Offered by Representatives Schakowsky - Black - Hannig -
Rutherford - Currie and Ronen

WHEREAS, The Illinois General Assembly is concerned with the cost of providing health and human services paid by State agencies through grants or contracts with providers; therefore be it

RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that the Auditor General shall conduct a survey to determine the cost of providing selected health and human services that are paid for by the Department on Aging, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Corrections, and the Department of Public Aid, through grants or contracts with providers; and be it further

RESOLVED, That each State agency included in the study shall provide the Auditor General with detailed information snowing selected providers' actual costs and reimbursement rates for its programs, and if that information is not maintained by the State agency, the Auditor General may request that information from providers; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the survey shall summarize how each State agency included in the study sets, reviews, and updates reimbursement rates for the programs selected; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the cost data collected in the survey may be based upon the costs reported by the State agency and providers and need not be independently verified by the Office of the Auditor General; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the survey may be conducted by sampling a limited number of providers for each program included in the review; and be it further

RESOLVED, That all State agencies with information relevant to this survey are directed to cooperate fully and promptly with the Office of the Auditor General; all service providers and other pertinent entities with information relevant to this survey are urged to cooperate fully and promptly with the Office of the Auditor General; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Auditor General shall commence this survey without delay and report the results of the survey upon completion by submitting a copy of the report to the Governor. the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, and the President and Minority Leader of the Senate; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be delivered to the Auditor General, the Director of Aging, the Director of Children and Family Services, the Secretary of Human Services, the Director of Corrections. and the Director of Public Aid.

Adopted by the House of Representatives on May 21, 1998.


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