Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Why did I receive this survey?

In July, Governor Quinn put his signature on HB 5124 (DHS - Streamlined Auditing) which created Public Act 96-1141. This legislation seeks to lay the groundwork in establishing government monitoring procedures for contract compliance that are standardized and accepted across state agencies, with the objective to reduce paperwork and eliminate redundant monitoring.

The answers to the survey will provide important information about current auditing practices and the challenges faced by providers in meeting various agency compliance requirements issued by DCFS, DHFS, DHS, and DPH.

As a provider of human services in the State of Illinois, your feedback regarding the types of audits, accreditation and contracting relationships within your organization can help establish a framework for process improvement.

2. How long will it take me to take the survey?

30-60 minutes

3. Who should complete the survey?

One designated person in your organization familiar with your contract auditing requirements. You may wish to print a hard copy of the survey in advance to consider who is in the best position to answer the questions, or to first gather information from others before attempting to complete it online.

4. Why do I have to fill out this survey so quickly?

The report on the implementation of HB 5124 must be completed by December 31, 2010. Scheduled public hearings and survey information will result in data that must be analyzed in advance of the written report. The timeline has to be met so that there is time to use the data you provide in a meaningful and productive manner.

5. Whom should I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions please send them in an email to DHS.E-Update@Illinois.gov.