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Public Act 102-0003


 

Public Act 0003 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0003
 
SB0168 EnrolledLRB102 10144 RJF 15466 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act is
amended by adding Section 8.9 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 3960/8.9 new)
    Sec. 8.9. Re-establishing discontinued general acute care
hospital. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the
contrary, a party seeking to re-establish a previously
discontinued general acute care hospital under this Act shall
be authorized to file a certificate of exemption under the Act
if the following conditions are met:
        (1) the previously discontinued general acute care
    hospital was a safety net hospital, as defined pursuant to
    Section 5-5e.1 of the Illinois Public Aid Code, at the
    time the Review Board approved the closure of the
    previously discontinued general acute care hospital, or
    had a Medicaid inpatient utilization rate in excess of 40%
    as determined by the Department of Healthcare and Family
    Services in the last rate year prior to the time the Review
    Board approved the closure of the previously discontinued
    general acute care hospital;
        (2) the previously discontinued general acute care
    hospital surrendered its general acute care hospital
    license to the Department of Public Health between January
    1, 2019 and December 31, 2020;
        (3) the certificate of exemption seeks to re-establish
    the same number of total authorized beds as were
    previously authorized by the Department of Public Health
    at the previously discontinued general acute care
    hospital;
        (4) the party seeking to re-establish a previously
    discontinued general acute care hospital commits to spend
    at least $20,000,000 to re-establish the previously
    discontinued general acute care hospital, which would
    include the cost of land acquisition, building
    acquisition, new construction, and new equipment;
        (5) the party seeking to re-establish a previously
    discontinued general acute care hospital will adopt and
    maintain for at least a period of 2 years a charity care
    policy that is no less restrictive than was in place at the
    previously discontinued general acute care hospital;
        (6) the party seeking to re-establish a previously
    discontinued general acute care hospital will accept
    Medicaid and Medicaid managed care patients; and
        (7) the party seeking to re-establish a previously
    discontinued general acute care hospital will agree to
    maintain ownership of the re-established general acute
    care hospital for no less than 5 years after the
    re-established general acute care hospital has been issued
    a new general acute care hospital license from the
    Department of Public Health.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 04/06/2021