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Provider Notice Issued 06/29/2021

Date:   ​June 29, 2021                                                                                  


To:      Supportive Living Program (SLP) Providers


Re:      Supportive Living Program Dementia Care Settings Participants - Delayed Egress as a Safety Intervention


This notice informs Supportive Living Program (SLP) Dementia Care Settings (DCS) providers that the Illinois Statewide Transition Plan for the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver has been reviewed by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and it has determined the SLP DCS to be out of compliance. 

CMS has determined that SLP DCS participants, or potential participants, cannot be required to have an identified need for delayed egress as a safety intervention to receive SLP DCS services. 

Participants, or potential participants, of the SLP DCS who receive an Elopement Risk Assessment according to program rules and do not require delayed egress as a needed safety intervention shall be allowed to receive SLP waiver services.  

These participants, or potential participants may: 

             ·  still choose to reside in the SLP DCS

             · leave the building independently at any time they choose

             · have their designated representative, if known, provided with referral information to other service options, including services in the conventional SLP setting. 

This change is applicable to Medicaid fee-for-service participants and managed care enrollees. 

The Public Notice and the proposed waiver amendment will be available on the Department’s website at: 

Public Notice

Home and Community Based Services Waiver Programs 

Questions may be directed to the Bureau of Long Term Care toll free at 844-528-8444.


Kelly Cunningham, Administrator

Division of Medical Programs​



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