093_SB0306sam003 LRB093 08552 DRJ 13381 a 1 AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 306 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend Senate Bill 306, AS AMENDED, 3 by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the 4 following: 5 "Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by 6 adding Section 5-5.23 as follows: 7 (305 ILCS 5/5-5.23 new) 8 Sec. 5-5.23. Prenatal and perinatal care. The Department 9 of Public Aid may provide reimbursement under this Article 10 for all prenatal and perinatal health care services that are 11 provided for the purpose of preventing low-birthweight 12 infants, reducing the need for neonatal intensive care 13 hospital services, and promoting perinatal health. These 14 services may include comprehensive risk assessments for 15 pregnant women, women with infants, and infants, lactation 16 counseling, nutrition counseling, childbirth support, 17 psychosocial counseling, treatment and prevention of 18 periodontal disease, and other support services that have 19 been proven to improve birth outcomes. The Department shall 20 maximize the use of preventive prenatal and perinatal health 21 care services consistent with federal statutes, rules, and 22 regulations. The Department shall develop a plan for prenatal -2- LRB093 08552 DRJ 13381 a 1 and perinatal preventive health care and shall present the 2 plan to the General Assembly by January 1, 2004. On or before 3 January 1, 2006 and every 2 years thereafter, the Department 4 shall report to the General Assembly concerning the 5 effectiveness of prenatal and perinatal health care services 6 reimbursed under this Section in preventing low-birthweight 7 infants and reducing the need for neonatal intensive care 8 hospital services. Each such report shall include an 9 evaluation of how the ratio of expenditures for treating 10 low-birthweight infants compared with the investment in 11 promoting healthy births and infants in local community areas 12 throughout Illinois relates to healthy infant development in 13 those areas. 14 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 15 becoming law.".