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Provider Notice Issued 08/25/2022

Date:    August 25, 2022

To:       Enrolled Transportation Providers

Re:      Safety Training Certification Programs

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This notice is a reminder that all providers of non-emergency medicar and service car transportation are required under Public Act 95-501 and 89 Ill. Adm. Code 140.490(f) to certify that all drivers and employee attendants have completed safety training certification every three years. Medicar and service car providers receiving federal funding under 49 U.S.C. 5307 or 5311 are not subject to the safety training program certification requirement during the period of federal funding. Documentation of the federal funding period must be made available to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) upon request.

The current list of State of Illinois Medicaid approved safety training providers is on the HFS website and is shown below:

  • MedicarSafety.com Inc.

Classroom training is available at the following Chicago locations: Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois and Triton College, River Grove, Illinois.

Medicarsafety.com Inc. provides alternate classroom availability throughout the greater Chicago area and for those who are unable to travel to a fixed classroom location, the option of their trainers traveling to the provider's location for training services. Training Program content may be viewed at: MedicarSafety.com.
 
Contact Information: Jimmie Hamp
E-mail: Jimmie Hamp
Business telephone: 773-726-3466 

  • Illinois Rural Transit Assistance Center at Western Illinois University

Classroom sessions are offered throughout Illinois. Rural Transit Assistance Center trainers will come directly to the provider's facilities for a fee. Specific details are agreed upon between the trainer and provider.

Contact Information: Mable Kreps
E-mail: MR-kreps@wiu.edu
Telephone: 1-800-526-9943 or 309-298-2141 

  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Classroom training is available at the following locations: John A Logan College, Lewis & Clark Community College, and Prairie State College. SIU Carbondale can provide information on Illinois Community Colleges throughout the state that offer classroom sessions for drivers and attendants.


Contact Information: Jackie Welch, Coordinator
Conference and Scheduling Services
Mail Code 6705
Southern Illinois University
1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Phone: 618-536-7751
Fax: 618-453-5680
E-mail: jackiew@siu.edu
 

  • Specialty Needs Transportation (SNT) 

SNT provides Non-Emergency Transport Safety Course for a fee. Class dates and fee schedule will be determined by course director. 
 
Contact Information: 
Tom Gandurski, General Manager and Course Director 
Phone:  708-532-00880 Ext 1111
Email: Tomgandurski@atg-management.com

 
Questions regarding this notice may be directed to the Bureau of Professional and Ancillary Services at 877-782-5565.

 
Kelly Cunningham, Administrator
Division of Medical Programs



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