Synopsis As Introduced Creates the School Health Center Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to initiate 20 new school health centers over a 5-year period beginning July 1, 2007, and build capacity with existing school health centers in the State. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Provides that the requirement that the Illinois Department of Human Services shall initiate 20 new school health centers is subject to appropriation.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Human Services)
The Department of Human Services estimates the fiscal impact for the implementation of this bill to be $5 million in year 1, $6.2 million in year 2, $6.8 million in year 3, $5.9 million in year 4, and $5.4 million in year 5.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This legislation does not create a State mandate under the State Mandates Act.
Home Rule Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This legislation does not pre-empt home rule authority.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Provides that all students in the school under the age of 18 are eligible for services if they have obtained written parental consent or if they are otherwise permitted under Illinois law to consent on their own behalf to such care. Provides that all students 18 years of age or older are eligible for the services. Provides that the school health center shall provide a list of the health care services available, and provides for a consent form containing a statement that a parent, legal guardian, or student who is permitted under Illinois law to consent on his or her own behalf has a right to refuse any health care services.