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(305 ILCS 5/5-1.5)
COVID-19 public health emergency.
Notwithstanding any other provision of Articles V, XI, and XII of this Code, the Department may take necessary actions to address the COVID-19 public health emergency to the extent such actions are required, approved, or authorized by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Such actions may continue throughout the public health emergency and for up to 12 months after the period ends, and may include, but are not limited to: accepting an applicant's or recipient's attestation of income, incurred medical expenses, residency, and insured status when electronic verification is not available; eliminating resource tests for some eligibility determinations; suspending redeterminations; suspending changes that would adversely affect an applicant's or recipient's eligibility; phone or verbal approval by an applicant to submit an application in lieu of applicant signature; allowing adult presumptive eligibility; allowing presumptive eligibility for children, pregnant women, and adults as often as twice per calendar year; paying for additional services delivered by telehealth; and suspending premium and co-payment requirements.
The Department's authority under this Section shall only extend to encompass, incorporate, or effectuate the terms, items, conditions, and other provisions approved, authorized, or required by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and shall not extend beyond the time of the COVID-19 public health emergency and up to 12 months after the period expires.
(Source: P.A. 101-649, eff. 7-7-20.)