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 1        AN ACT concerning health facilities.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Illinois Health Facilities  Planning  Act
 5    is amended by changing Section 2 as follows:

 6        (20 ILCS 3960/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1152)
 7        (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2003)
 8        Sec.  2.  Legislative Purpose. The purpose of this Act is
 9    to establish a procedure designed to reverse  the  trends  of
10    increasing  costs  of  health care resulting from unnecessary
11    construction or modification of health care facilities.  Such
12    procedure shall represent an attempt by the State of Illinois
13    to  improve  the  financial  ability  of the public to obtain
14    necessary health services, and to establish  an  orderly  and
15    comprehensive   health   care   delivery  system  which  will
16    guarantee the availability of  quality  health  care  to  the
17    general public.
18        This Act shall establish a procedure (1) which requires a
19    person  establishing, constructing or modifying a health care
20    facility, as herein  defined,  to  have  the  qualifications,
21    background,  character  and financial resources to adequately
22    provide a proper service for the community; (2) that promotes
23    through the process of recognized local and  areawide  health
24    facilities  planning, the orderly and economic development of
25    health care facilities in the State of Illinois  that  avoids
26    unnecessary duplication of such facilities; (3) that promotes
27    planning for and development of health care facilities needed
28    for  comprehensive  health care especially in areas where the
29    health planning process has identified unmet needs;  and  (4)
30    that  carries  out  these  purposes  in coordination with the
31    Agency and the comprehensive State health plan  developed  by
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 1    that Agency.
 2    (Source: P.A. 80-941.)

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