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(305 ILCS 5/12-13)
(from Ch. 23, par. 12-13)
Rules and regulations.
The Department shall make all rules and
regulations and take such action as may be necessary or desirable for carrying
out the provisions of this Code, to the end that its spirit and purpose may be
achieved and the public aid programs administered efficiently throughout the
State. However, the rules and regulations shall not provide that payment for
services rendered to a specific recipient by (i) a person licensed under
Medical Practice Act of 1987, whether under a general or limited license,
person licensed or registered under other laws of this State to provide dental,
optometric, or pediatric care,
or (iii) a licensed clinical social worker
may be authorized only when services are
recommended for that recipient by a person licensed to practice medicine in all
Whenever a rule of the Department requires that an applicant or
recipient verify information submitted to the Department, the rule, in
order to make the public fully aware of what information is required for
verification, shall specify the acceptable means of verification or shall
list examples of acceptable means of verification.
The provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act are hereby
expressly adopted and incorporated herein, and shall apply to all
administrative rules and procedures of the Illinois Department under this Act,
except that Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating
to procedures for rule-making does not apply to the adoption of any rule
required by federal law in connection with which the Illinois Department is
precluded by law from exercising any discretion, and the requirements of the
Administrative Procedure Act with respect to contested cases are not applicable
to (1) hearings involving eligibility of applicants or recipients of public
aid or (2) support hearings involving responsible relatives.
(Source: P.A. 95-518, eff. 8-28-07.)