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 physicians 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.