|Public Act 096-1439|
|HB0917 Enrolled||LRB096 04199 DRJ 14243 b|
AN ACT concerning public aid.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
adding Section 11-4.1 as follows:
(305 ILCS 5/11-4.1 new)
Medical providers assisting with
applications for medical assistance.
A provider enrolled to
provide medical assistance services may, upon the request of an
individual, accompany, represent, and assist the individual in
applying for medical assistance under Article V of this Code.
If an individual is unable to request such assistance due to
incapacity or mental incompetence and has no other
representative willing or able to assist in the application
process, a facility licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act or
the MR/DD Community Care Act or certified under this Code is
authorized to assist the individual in applying for long-term
care services. Subject to the provisions of the Free Healthcare
Benefits Application Assistance Act, nothing in this Section
shall be construed as prohibiting any individual or entity from
assisting another individual in applying for medical
assistance under Article V of this Code.