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(225 ILCS 47/50)
Statutorily required referrals.
(a) With respect to statutorily required referrals for physical therapy services, occupational therapy services, athletic trainer services, or genetic counselor services, a patient shall be informed that he or she may request a referral for these services outside or independent of the authorized referring health care worker's group practice, facility, or health professional's or provider's office (hereinafter "practice"). This notice to the patient may take the following or a similar form:
For your information, the health care professionals
in this practice (or legal entity) are financially integrated. If you are referred to a health care professional in this practice for physical therapy services, occupational therapy services, athletic trainer services, or genetic counselor services, please note that you may request and receive a referral for these services outside or independent of this practice.
(b) For the purposes of this Section, "referral" means the authority required by Illinois law for a physical therapist, occupational therapist, athletic trainer, or genetic counselor to provide services to a patient.
(Source: P.A. 96-1482, eff. 11-29-10.)