Synopsis As Introduced Amends the State Finance Act. Modifies a Section concerning moneys in the Audit Expense Fund to provide for the transfer of moneys from specified funds into the Audit Expense Fund. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Hospital Services Trust Fund Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. In a provision requiring the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to make hospital transformation payments to hospitals participating in the hospital transformation program, provides that the hospital transformation payment amount allocated to a facility in State fiscal years 2019 through 2020 shall not be reduced or altered during State fiscal years 2021 and 2022 if: (1) the facility is located in a county having a population of more than 3,000,000; and (2) the facility was a licensed general acute care hospital that discontinued operations as a hospital on October 22, 2019 and has a Health Facilities and Services Review Board project number of E-024-19. Provides that the hospital transformation payment amount shall instead be paid to any entity that purchases the facility for the purpose of converting the facility to a freestanding emergency center, pending approval by the Health Facilities and Services Review Board of the permit to establish a freestanding emergency center as defined by the Health Facilities and Services Review Board. Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health may issue an annual freestanding emergency center license to a facility that (i) is located in a county having a population of more than 3,000,000 and (ii) was approved to discontinue operations as a hospital by the Health Facilities and Services Review Board in calendar year 2019 under Health Facilities and Services Review Board project number E-024-19, if the facility complies with certain requirements under the Act. Effective immediately.