Governor Rauner Vetoes HB 1424

Monday, January 01, 2018 2:37 PM | Anonymous

On October 25, 2017, the Illinois Senate passed HB 1424 by 36-15-6 vote.  HB 1424, if enacted, would have preserved the DON score at 29 for those seeking institutional, home, and community-based LTC services until the State receives federal approval and implements an updated assessment tool for the Community Care Program.  The bill also would have eliminated the delay in CCP services while applicant eligibility is determined, and required the administration to promulgate rules but prohibited the use of emergency or peremptory rule making authority regarding the updated assessment tool.  Moreover, the bill provided that even after the Administration's updated assessment tool was in place, any benefit recipient would have been entitled to a 12-month holdover and would have received a mandatory redetermination at 11 months.  Finally, the bill would have capped the loss of eligible recipients, under the new assessment tool, at a maximum of 1%, and it would have barred the involuntary discharge of residents due to the updated DON assessment.   The bill was sent to Governor Rauner's desk on November 21, 2017.  Then, on December 29, 2017, the Governor vetoed HB1424 offering the following veto message

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