Public Policy: Regulatory and Legislative Agencies and Resources


STATE AGENCIES:
Illinois Department on Aging
Agency responsible for protecting and advocating for older Illinoisans and their caregivers through the administration of various programs and services.

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation 
Information is provided on the 600,000 professionals actively licensed in Illinois. Search for information on licensees, including date of license issue, license status and disciplinary action. Licensed professionals can also renew their licenses and change addresses through this web site.

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS)
Formerly the Department of Public Aid, the state agency administers the Medicaid program.  
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Information includes data and statistics, forms and publications, licensing and certification, laws and rules and funding opportunities. 
Healthcare Facility Laws and Rules

Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA)

ILLINOIS ADMINISTRATIVE CODE (REGULATIONS):
Code Listing. A full listing of each regulatory code (Titles 1 through 95).

Assisted Living & Shared Housing Code
Supportive Living Rules
Illinois Register. Notices of proposed and adopted rules.  


ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY:
ILGA Website
Current and past legislation and laws, directory of house and senate members


ASSISTED LIVING RESOURCES:
Assisted Living and Shared Housing Licensure Application
Assisted Living & Shared Housing Code
 
CCRC RESOURCES:
Life Care Facilities Contract Code

HOME CARE RESOURCES:
Home Health, Home Services and Home Nursing Agency Code

HOUSING RESOURCES:
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

NURSING HOME RESOURCES:
Skilled Nursing and Intermediate Care Facilities Code
Sheltered Care Facilities Code
CMS Certification and Survey Information 
CMS Manuals. Provider updates and forms.  
CMS SNF Consolidated Billing 
Nursing Home Compare

SUPPORTIVE LIVING RESOURCES:
HFS Supportive Living Program
Along with a description of the program, the HFS website includes resident and provider fact sheets, provider notices, cost reports, SL locator, rate maps, operational sites and the program rules.  

U.S. CONGRESS:
Federal Legislation 
Legislator Directory


FEDERAL AGENCIES:
Center For Disease Control (CDC)
Publications, data and statistics related to health.  

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid.
CMS QIES Technical Support Office 
Medicare Learning Network (MLN). Official CMS national provider of educational products designed to promote national consistency of Medicare provider information developed for CMS initiatives.
Medlearn Matters
MLN Matters is a series of national articles designed to inform the physician, provider, and supplier community about the latest changes to the Medicare Program.


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Information on policy, program evaluation and policy research with links to different areas of the Department and its constituencies.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Includes links to resources that provide safety and health information.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration 
Your Internet gateway for timely safety information on drugs and other medical products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development