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Full Text of HB1239  95th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning public health.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Community Health Center Expansion Act is
5 amended by changing Section 5 as follows:
6     (410 ILCS 66/5)
7     Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
8     "Community health center site" means a new physical site
9 where a community health center will provide primary health
10 care services either to a medically underserved population or
11 area or to the uninsured population of this State.
12     "Community provider" means a Federally Qualified Health
13 Center (FQHC) or FQHC Look-Alike (Community Health Center or
14 health center), designated as such by the Secretary of the
15 United States Department of Health and Human Services, that
16 operates at least one federally designated primary health care
17 delivery site in the State of Illinois.
18     "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public
19 Health.
20     "Medically underserved area" means an urban or rural area
21 designated by the Secretary of the United States Department of
22 Health and Human Services as an area with a shortage of
23 personal health services.



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1     "Medically underserved population" means (i) the
2 population of an urban or rural area designated by the
3 Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human
4 Services as an area with a shortage of personal health services
5 or (ii) a population group designated by the Secretary as
6 having a shortage of those services.
7     "Primary health care services" means the following:
8         (1) Basic health services consisting of the following:
9             (A) Health services related to family medicine,
10         internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, or
11         gynecology that are furnished by physicians and, if
12         appropriate, physician assistants, nurse
13         practitioners, and nurse midwives.
14             (B) Diagnostic laboratory and radiologic services.
15             (C) Preventive health services, including the
16         following:
17                 (i) Prenatal and perinatal services.
18                 (ii) Screenings for breast, ovarian, and
19             cervical cancer.
20                 (iii) Well-child services.
21                 (iv) Immunizations against vaccine-preventable
22             diseases.
23                 (v) Screenings for elevated blood lead levels,
24             communicable diseases, and cholesterol.
25                 (vi) Pediatric eye, ear, and dental screenings
26             to determine the need for vision and hearing



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1             correction and dental care.
2                 (vii) Voluntary family planning services.
3                 (viii) Preventive dental services.
4             (D) Emergency medical services.
5             (E) Pharmaceutical services as appropriate for
6         particular health centers.
7         (2) Referrals to providers of medical services and
8     other health-related services (including substance abuse
9     and mental health services).
10         (3) Patient case management services (including
11     counseling, referral, and follow-up services) and other
12     services designed to assist health center patients in
13     establishing eligibility for and gaining access to
14     federal, State, and local programs that provide or
15     financially support the provision of medical, social,
16     educational, or other related services.
17         (4) Services that enable individuals to use the
18     services of the health center (including outreach and
19     transportation services and, if a substantial number of the
20     individuals in the population are of limited
21     English-speaking ability, the services of appropriate
22     personnel fluent in the language spoken by a predominant
23     number of those individuals).
24         (5) Education of patients and the general population
25     served by the health center regarding the availability and
26     proper use of health services.



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1         (6) Additional health services consisting of services
2     that are appropriate to meet the health needs of the
3     population served by the health center involved and that
4     may include the following:
5             (A) Environmental health services, including the
6         following:
7                 (i) Detection and alleviation of unhealthful
8             conditions associated with water supply.
9                 (ii) Sewage treatment.
10                 (iii) Solid waste disposal.
11                 (iv) Detection and alleviation of rodent and
12             parasite infestation.
13                 (v) Field sanitation.
14                 (vi) Housing.
15                 (vii) Other environmental factors related to
16             health.
17             (B) Special occupation-related health services for
18         migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, including
19         the following:
20                 (i) Screening for and control of infectious
21             diseases, including parasitic diseases.
22                 (ii) Injury prevention programs, which may
23             include prevention of exposure to unsafe levels of
24             agricultural chemicals, including pesticides.
25     "Uninsured population" means persons who do not own private
26 health care insurance, are not part of a group insurance plan,



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1 and are not eligible for any State or federal
2 government-sponsored health care program.
3 (Source: P.A. 92-88, eff. 7-18-01.)