Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS)

What are Day Activity and Health Services?

Licensed Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS) facilities provide services in the DAHS program on a daily and regular basis to four or more people who are not related by blood, marriage or adoption to the owner of the facility. DAHS services include health, social and related support services. DAHS facilities were previously called adult day care centers.

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Information & Provider Letters

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Note: These files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
Number Title/Notes Date Published
PL 2023-05 End of Temporary Waivers of Certain LTCR Requirements During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Note: Revised 5/8/2023. Replaced PLs 2020-21, 2020-26 and 2021-29.

PL 2023-07 Temporary Closures
PL 2018-20 Incident Reporting Requirements

Note: Replaces PL 13-04 and PL 18-07

IL 2022-57 Contract and Fiscal Compliance Monitoring – Implementation of Enhanced Monitoring
PL 2022-32 Blackboard Connect Emergency Communication System
PL 2022-30 Adopted Rules Related to Temporary Licenses for Long-term Care Provider Changes of Ownership (CHOWs)
IL 2022-43 Fiscal Year 2022 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing
PL 2022-18 New Regional Boundaries for Long-term Care Providers

Note: updated to PL 2022-18

IL 2022-30 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Provider Retention Payments (Revised)

Note: Revised June 24, 2022

IL 2022-27 Interim Guidance for Renewal of ID/RC Assessments and for Renewal, Revised, and Transfer IPCs for CLASS, HCS and TxHmL - REVISED

Note: Replaces IL 2020-45 and IL 2020-46