Public Comments Requested on Draft Illinois No Wrong Door System 3-Year Plan:
Using input from stakeholders gathered at the previous listening sessions, the Illinois NWD Executive Committee has prepared a draft plan for the three-year development and implementation of the state's NWD System. This document describes the goals the state intends to work toward over the next three years to improve access to information and assistance as part of efforts to transform Illinois' long-term services and supports system.
Draft IL NWD System Three-Year Plan
In order to gain as many opinions and views on this important document as possible, the state is inviting you to provide feedback on this draft plan. After you have reviewed the document, we request that you use this link to provide any feedback you may have. Please provide comments by September 16, 2016.
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Department on Aging thank you for your contribution to this important effort.
Illinois' Behavioral Health Transformation: Proposed 1115 Demonstration Waiver.
Please view the attached 2-page fact sheet and link to the draft Proposed 1115 Demonstration Waiver for review and public comment. Public hearings to learn more and provide public comment are scheduled for Thursday, September 8th in Springfield and Friday, September 9th in Chicago (see fact sheet for further details).
You can also send questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Comments Welcome: Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities, ADA Title II
The Department of Justice is considering revising regulations that implement Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to establish specific technical requirements to make services, programs or activities offered to the public by state and local governments accessible via the web.
For additional information, please visit https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-10464
STATEWIDE TRANSITION PLAN
In March 2015, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) published a draft Statewide Transition Plan (STP) for the State's compliance with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule 42 CFR 441.301(c)(iii). This rule requires that all federally approved 1915(c) waiver settings meet new federal requirements defining home and community-based settings.
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) in collaboration with the Illinois Departments on Aging (IDoA) and Human Services (DHS) and its Divisions of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and Rehabilitative Services (DRS) have revised the Illinois Statewide Transition Plan in response to the Clarifications and/or Modifications required for Initial Approval (CMIA) correspondence from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This correspondence notified Illinois that public comment, input and summary requirements are met, but CMS has identified issues that must be resolved in the Statewide Transition Plan prior to initial approval.
Persons who are unable to access the internet may request a hard copy of the revised Statewide Transition Plan by calling HFS at (217) 524-4148.
Home and Community Based Services Statewide Transition FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Revised Statewide Transition Plan