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 Bill Status of HB5734  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHFS-GRANTS-FOOD DESERTS

House Sponsors
Rep. Cyril Nichols

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/30/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2205/2205-40 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Healthcare and Family Services Law. Provides that subject to appropriations, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall establish and administer a grant program that provides grants to multi-specialty healthcare facilities that serve urban populations in areas identified to be food deserts by the Illinois Department of Public Health in its Illinois Food Deserts Annual Report. Provides that, to receive a grant under the program, a multi-specialty healthcare facility must provide accessible services and have expertise in mental health, nutrition, family medicine, alternative medicine, sports medicine, pain management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and social determinants of health. Requires the Department to assess the effectiveness of the grant program by monitoring (i) enrollment levels in each multi-specialty healthcare facility and (ii) the blood pressure, body mass index, and mental health assessments of enrolled patients. Provides that funding for the grant program shall not exceed $10,000,000. Permits the Department to adopt any rules necessary to implement the grant program. Effective July 1, 2022.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  3/30/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Cyril Nichols
  3/30/2022HouseFirst Reading
  3/30/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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