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Public Act 102-0207


 

Public Act 0207 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0207
 
HB3025 EnrolledLRB102 10556 KTG 15885 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 5-5.25 as follows:
 
    (305 ILCS 5/5-5.25)
    Sec. 5-5.25. Access to behavioral health, and medical, and
epilepsy treatment services.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that providing access to
behavioral health, and medical, and epilepsy treatment
services in a timely manner will improve the quality of life
for persons suffering from illness and will contain health
care costs by avoiding the need for more costly inpatient
hospitalization.
    (b) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall
reimburse psychiatrists, federally qualified health centers as
defined in Section 1905(l)(2)(B) of the federal Social
Security Act, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers,
advanced practice registered nurses certified in psychiatric
and mental health nursing, and mental health professionals and
clinicians authorized by Illinois law to provide behavioral
health services to recipients via telehealth. The Department
shall reimburse epilepsy specialists, as defined by the
Department by rule, who are authorized by Illinois law to
provide epilepsy treatment services to persons with epilepsy
or related disorders via telehealth. The Department, by rule,
shall establish: (i) criteria for such services to be
reimbursed, including appropriate facilities and equipment to
be used at both sites and requirements for a physician or other
licensed health care professional to be present at the site
where the patient is located; however, the Department shall
not require that a physician or other licensed health care
professional be physically present in the same room as the
patient for the entire time during which the patient is
receiving telehealth services; and (ii) a method to reimburse
providers for mental health services provided by telehealth;
and (iii) a method to reimburse providers for epilepsy
treatment services provided by telehealth.
    (c) The Department shall reimburse any Medicaid certified
eligible facility or provider organization that acts as the
location of the patient at the time a telehealth service is
rendered, including substance abuse centers licensed by the
Department of Human Services' Division of Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse.
    (d) On and after July 1, 2012, the Department shall reduce
any rate of reimbursement for services or other payments or
alter any methodologies authorized by this Code to reduce any
rate of reimbursement for services or other payments in
accordance with Section 5-5e.
(Source: P.A. 100-385, eff. 1-1-18; 100-790, eff. 8-10-18;
100-1019, eff. 1-1-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/30/2021