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Public Act 102-0888


 

Public Act 0888 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0888
 
SB3017 EnrolledLRB102 22168 CMG 31297 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by changing Section 2310-220 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-220)  (was 20 ILCS 2310/55.73)
    Sec. 2310-220. Findings; rural obstetrical care. The
General Assembly finds that substantial areas of rural
Illinois lack adequate access to obstetrical care. The primary
cause of this problem is the absence of qualified
practitioners who are willing to offer obstetrical services. A
significant barrier to recruiting and retaining those
practitioners is the high cost of professional liability
insurance for practitioners offering obstetrical care.
    Therefore, the Department, from funds appropriated for
that purpose, shall award grants to physicians practicing
obstetrics in rural designated shortage areas, as defined in
Section 3.04 of the Underserved Health Care Provider Physician
Workforce Act, for the purpose of reimbursing those physicians
for the costs of obtaining malpractice insurance relating to
obstetrical services. The Department shall establish
reasonable conditions, standards, and duties relating to the
application for and receipt of the grants.
(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
 
    Section 10. The Underserved Physician Workforce Act is
amended by changing Sections 1, 3.04, and 3.09 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 935/1)  (from Ch. 144, par. 1451)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the
Underserved Health Care Provider Physician Workforce Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
 
    (110 ILCS 935/3.04)  (from Ch. 144, par. 1453.04)
    Sec. 3.04. "Designated Shortage Area" means an area
designated by the Director as a physician shortage area, a
medically underserved area, or a critical health manpower
shortage area as defined by the United States Department of
Health, Education and Welfare, or as further defined by the
Department to enable it to effectively fulfill the purpose
stated in Section 2 of this Act. Such areas may include the
following:
        (a) an urban or rural area which is a rational area for
    the delivery of health services;
        (b) a population group; or
        (c) a public or nonprofit private medical facility;
    or .
        (d) a government-owned, privately owned, independent,
    or provider-based Rural Health Clinic or hospital that
    accepts Medicaid, Medicare, the State's Children's Health
    Insurance Program, private insurance, and self-pay.
(Source: P.A. 80-478.)
 
    (110 ILCS 935/3.09)
    Sec. 3.09. Eligible health care provider. "Eligible health
care provider" means a primary care physician, general
surgeon, emergency medicine physician, or obstetrician,
advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant who
accepts Medicaid, Medicare, the State's Children's Health
Insurance Program, private insurance, and self-pay.
(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
 
    Section 15. The Nurses in Advancement Law is amended by
changing Section 1-20 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 970/1-20)  (from Ch. 144, par. 2781-20)
    Sec. 1-20. Scholarship requirements. It shall be lawful
for any organization to condition any loan or grant upon the
recipient's executing an agreement to commit not more than 5
years of his or her professional career to the goals
specifically outlined within the agreement including a
requirement that recipient practice nursing or medicine in
specifically designated practice and geographic areas.
    Any agreement executed by an organization and any
recipient of loan or grant assistance shall contain a
provision for liquidated damages to be paid for any breach of
any provision of the agreement, or any commitment contained
therein, together with attorney's fees and costs for the
enforcement thereof. Any such covenant shall be valid and
enforceable in the courts of this State as liquidated damages
and shall not be considered a penalty, provided that the
provision for liquidated damages does not exceed $2,500 for
each year remaining for the performance of the agreement.
    This Section shall not be construed as pertaining to or
limiting any liquidated damages resulting from scholarships
awarded under the Underserved Health Care Provider Physician
Workforce Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
 
    Section 20. The Private Medical Scholarship Agreement Act
is amended by changing Section 3 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 980/3)  (from Ch. 144, par. 2703)
    Sec. 3. Any such agreement executed by such an
organization and any recipient of loan, grant assistance or
recommendation may contain a provision for liquidated damages
to be paid for any breach of any provision of the agreement, or
any commitment contained therein, together with attorney's
fees and costs for the enforcement thereof. Any such covenant
shall be valid and enforceable in the courts of this State as
liquidated damages and shall not be considered a penalty,
provided that such provision for liquidated damages does not
exceed $2,500 for each year remaining for the performance of
such agreement.
    This Section shall not be construed as pertaining to or
limiting any liquidated damages resulting from scholarships
awarded under the Underserved Health Care Provider Physician
Workforce Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
 
    Section 25. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
changing Section 12-4.24a as follows:
 
    (305 ILCS 5/12-4.24a)  (from Ch. 23, par. 12-4.24a)
    Sec. 12-4.24a. Report and recommendations concerning
designated shortage area. The Illinois Department shall
analyze payments made to providers of medical services under
Article V of this Code to determine whether any special
compensatory standard should be applied to payments to such
providers in designated shortage areas as defined in Section
3.04 of the Underserved Health Care Provider Physician
Workforce Act. The Illinois Department shall, not later than
June 30, 1990, report to the Governor and the General Assembly
concerning the results of its analysis, and may provide by
rule for adjustments in its payment rates to medical service
providers in such areas.
(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 05/17/2022