STATE OF ILLINOIS
EIGHTY-NINTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SENATE
Senate Resolution No. 207
Offered by Senators Donahue, Maitland, Parker and Lauzen

 

	WHEREAS, All persons seeking admission to a nursing facility must be 
screened to determine the need for nursing facility services prior to being 
admitted regardless of income, assets, or funding source; and 
	WHEREAS, Prior to the passage of Public Act 89-21, only Medicaid 
eligible clients were screened; and 
	WHEREAS, Federal regulations require that each individual admitted 
to a nursing facility must have a physician’s written recommendation and, 
after admission to the facility, must remain under the care of a physician; 
and
	WHEREAS, These regulations may delay necessary care and treatment 
of nursing facility residents; therefore, be it
	RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE EIGHTY-NINTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE 
STATE OF ILLINOIS, that the Auditor General be directed to conduct an audit 
of the Universal Screening Program to determine the cost-effectiveness of 
the universal screening mandate, including but not limited to administrative 
costs, cost to the State, operating efficiency of the program, and delays 
incurred in providing services to individuals; and be it further
	RESOLVED, That the Auditor General shall commence this audit for 
Fiscal Year 1998 on July 1, 1997, and shall report his findings and 
recommendations to the General Assembly as soon as possible but no later than 
June 30, 1998; and be it further
	RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be forwarded to 
the Auditor General.

 

	Adopted by the Senate, May 23, 1996.


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