Rep. Meier files bill to remove electronic paperwork burden for live-in caregivers of those with special needs

Illinois State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) filed legislation to remove the burdensome daily electronic paperwork requirement for caregivers that provide 24/7 at-home care to their loved ones with special needs.

“My legislation will remove the tedious burden for live-in caregivers by no longer requiring them to submit daily records to the government,” said Rep. Meier. “We are talking about parents and legal guardians that oftentimes leave a higher paying job to take care of their loved one at home. Their commitment saves the State a substantial amount of money each year.”

The legislation sponsored by Rep. Charlie Meier (HB 4072) provides the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall exempt from electronic visit verification requirements all live-in caregivers who provide Medicaid-funded personal care services or home health care services under the Illinois Title XIX State Plan or a waiver of the plan, including personal care services and home health care services provided under various home and community-based services waiver programs authorized under the Social Security Act.

Rep. Meier added, “My bill would do what at least 17 other states have done by removing the burdensome electronic paperwork requirement. Live-in caregivers are not getting rich off of the government to care for their special needs loved one at their home, if anything they are doing us a service. I appreciate their commitment to caring for their loved one at home.”

State Representative Charlie Meier represents the 109th District which includes portions of Bond, Clinton, Madison, St. Clair, and Washington counties.

For more information, please visit or contact Rep. Meier’s district office at 618-651-0405.