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Public Act 096-0940





Public Act 096-0940
HB5054 Enrolled LRB096 18605 KTG 33987 b

    AN ACT concerning public aid.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
changing Section 5-20 as follows:
    (305 ILCS 5/5-20)
    Sec. 5-20. Electronic health care card. By December 31,
1994, the Illinois Department may develop and implement by rule
an electronic health information system to process claims
electronically and to electronically store Medicare and
Medicaid patient records, medical histories, and billing
information. The Illinois Department may issue each Medicare
and Medicaid recipient a health card containing electronically
coded information that will access the system, verify their
Medicare or Medicaid status, and display how much the patient
must pay in deductibles or copayments for a medical procedure.
The Illinois Department may also develop safeguards to protect
recipients' health information from misuse or unauthorized
    On or before July 1, 2011, the Department shall cease
issuing monthly MediPlan cards and shall instead issue
permanent or semi-permanent member cards to individuals
enrolled for medical assistance. Furthermore, the Department
may employ any reasonable means by which providers may verify
an individual's eligibility for medical assistance in place of
MediPlan cards.
(Source: P.A. 88-308; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2011