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Public Act 095-0096




Public Act 095-0096
HB1239 Enrolled LRB095 09836 KBJ 30047 b

    AN ACT concerning public health.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Community Health Center Expansion Act is
amended by changing Section 5 as follows:
    (410 ILCS 66/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Community health center site" means a new physical site
where a community health center will provide primary health
care services either to a medically underserved population or
area or to the uninsured population of this State.
    "Community provider" means a Federally Qualified Health
Center (FQHC) or FQHC Look-Alike (Community Health Center or
health center), designated as such by the Secretary of the
United States Department of Health and Human Services, that
operates at least one federally designated primary health care
delivery site in the State of Illinois.
    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public
    "Medically underserved area" means an urban or rural area
designated by the Secretary of the United States Department of
Health and Human Services as an area with a shortage of
personal health services.
    "Medically underserved population" means (i) the
population of an urban or rural area designated by the
Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human
Services as an area with a shortage of personal health services
or (ii) a population group designated by the Secretary as
having a shortage of those services.
    "Primary health care services" means the following:
        (1) Basic health services consisting of the following:
            (A) Health services related to family medicine,
        internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, or
        gynecology that are furnished by physicians and, if
        appropriate, physician assistants, nurse
        practitioners, and nurse midwives.
            (B) Diagnostic laboratory and radiologic services.
            (C) Preventive health services, including the
                (i) Prenatal and perinatal services.
                (ii) Screenings for breast, ovarian, and
            cervical cancer.
                (iii) Well-child services.
                (iv) Immunizations against vaccine-preventable
                (v) Screenings for elevated blood lead levels,
            communicable diseases, and cholesterol.
                (vi) Pediatric eye, ear, and dental screenings
            to determine the need for vision and hearing
            correction and dental care.
                (vii) Voluntary family planning services.
                (viii) Preventive dental services.
            (D) Emergency medical services.
            (E) Pharmaceutical services as appropriate for
        particular health centers.
        (2) Referrals to providers of medical services and
    other health-related services (including substance abuse
    and mental health services).
        (3) Patient case management services (including
    counseling, referral, and follow-up services) and other
    services designed to assist health center patients in
    establishing eligibility for and gaining access to
    federal, State, and local programs that provide or
    financially support the provision of medical, social,
    educational, or other related services.
        (4) Services that enable individuals to use the
    services of the health center (including outreach and
    transportation services and, if a substantial number of the
    individuals in the population are of limited
    English-speaking ability, the services of appropriate
    personnel fluent in the language spoken by a predominant
    number of those individuals).
        (5) Education of patients and the general population
    served by the health center regarding the availability and
    proper use of health services.
        (6) Additional health services consisting of services
    that are appropriate to meet the health needs of the
    population served by the health center involved and that
    may include the following:
            (A) Environmental health services, including the
                (i) Detection and alleviation of unhealthful
            conditions associated with water supply.
                (ii) Sewage treatment.
                (iii) Solid waste disposal.
                (iv) Detection and alleviation of rodent and
            parasite infestation.
                (v) Field sanitation.
                (vi) Housing.
                (vii) Other environmental factors related to
            (B) Special occupation-related health services for
        migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, including
        the following:
                (i) Screening for and control of infectious
            diseases, including parasitic diseases.
                (ii) Injury prevention programs, which may
            include prevention of exposure to unsafe levels of
            agricultural chemicals, including pesticides.
    "Uninsured population" means persons who do not own private
health care insurance, are not part of a group insurance plan,
and are not eligible for any State or federal
government-sponsored health care program.
(Source: P.A. 92-88, eff. 7-18-01.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2008