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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Hospital Licensing Act is amended by
5changing Section 4.5 as follows:
6    (210 ILCS 85/4.5)
7    Sec. 4.5. Hospital with multiple locations; single
9    (a) A hospital located in a county with fewer than
103,000,000 inhabitants may apply to the Department for approval
11to conduct its operations from more than one location within
12the county under a single license. At the time of the
13application to operate under a single license, a hospital
14located in a county with fewer than 125,000 inhabitants may
15apply to the Department for approval to conduct its operations
16from more than one location within contiguous counties in
17which both facilities are located, provided that the second
18county has fewer than 35,000 inhabitants.
19    (b) The facilities or buildings at those locations must be
20owned or operated together by a single corporation or other
21legal entity serving as the licensee and must share:
22        (1) a single board of directors with responsibility
23    for governance, including financial oversight and the



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1    authority to designate or remove the chief executive
2    officer;
3        (2) a single medical staff accountable to the board of
4    directors and governed by a single set of medical staff
5    bylaws, rules, and regulations with responsibility for the
6    quality of the medical services; and
7        (3) a single chief executive officer, accountable to
8    the board of directors, with management responsibility.
9    (c) Each hospital building or facility that is located on
10a site geographically separate from the campus or premises of
11another hospital building or facility operated by the licensee
12must, at a minimum, individually comply with the Department's
13hospital licensing requirements for emergency services.
14    (d) The hospital shall submit to the Department a
15comprehensive plan in relation to the waiver or waivers
16requested describing the services and operations of each
17facility or building and how common services or operations
18will be coordinated between the various locations. With the
19exception of items required by subsection (c), the Department
20is authorized to waive compliance with the hospital licensing
21requirements for specific buildings or facilities, provided
22that the hospital has documented which other building or
23facility under its single license provides that service or
24operation, and that doing so would not endanger the public's
25health, safety, or welfare. Nothing in this Section relieves a
26hospital from the requirements of the Health Facilities



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1Planning Act.
2(Source: P.A. 89-171, eff. 7-19-95.)
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.