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    (410 ILCS 66/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Community Health Center Expansion Act.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Community health center site" means a new physical site where a community health center will provide primary health care services either to a medically underserved population or area or to the uninsured population of this State.
    "Community provider" means a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or FQHC Look‑Alike (Community Health Center or health center), designated as such by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, that operates at least one federally designated primary health care delivery site in the State of Illinois.
    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
    "Medically underserved area" means an urban or rural area designated by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services as an area with a shortage of personal health services.
    "Medically underserved population" means (i) the population of an urban or rural area designated by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services as an area with a shortage of personal health services or (ii) a population group designated by the Secretary as having a shortage of those services.
    "Primary health care services" means the following:
        (1) Basic health services consisting of the
     following:
            (A) Health services related to family medicine,
         internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, or gynecology that are furnished by physicians and, if appropriate, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives.
            (B) Diagnostic laboratory and radiologic
         services.
            (C) Preventive health services, including the
         following:
                (i) Prenatal and perinatal services.
                (ii) Screenings for breast, ovarian, and
             cervical cancer.
                (iii) Well‑child services.
                (iv) Immunizations against
             vaccine‑preventable diseases.
                (v) Screenings for elevated blood lead
             levels, communicable diseases, and cholesterol.
                (vi) Pediatric eye, ear, and dental
             screenings to determine the need for vision and hearing correction and dental care.
                (vii) Voluntary family planning services.
                (viii) Preventive dental services.
            (D) Emergency medical services.
            (E) Pharmaceutical services as appropriate for
         particular health centers.
        (2) Referrals to providers of medical services and
     other health‑related services (including substance abuse and mental health services).
        (3) Patient case management services (including
     counseling, referral, and follow‑up services) and other services designed to assist health center patients in establishing eligibility for and gaining access to federal, State, and local programs that provide or financially support the provision of medical, social, educational, or other related services.
        (4) Services that enable individuals to use the
     services of the health center (including outreach and transportation services and, if a substantial number of the individuals in the population are of limited English‑speaking ability, the services of appropriate personnel fluent in the language spoken by a predominant number of those individuals).
        (5) Education of patients and the general population
     served by the health center regarding the availability and proper use of health services.
        (6) Additional health services consisting of
     services that are appropriate to meet the health needs of the population served by the health center involved and that may include the following:
            (A) Environmental health services, including the
         following:
                (i) Detection and alleviation of unhealthful
             conditions associated with water supply.
                (ii) Sewage treatment.
                (iii) Solid waste disposal.
                (iv) Detection and alleviation of rodent and
             parasite infestation.
                (v) Field sanitation.
                (vi) Housing.
                (vii) Other environmental factors related to
             health.
            (B) Special occupation‑related health services
         for migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, including the following:
                (i) Screening for and control of infectious
             diseases, including parasitic diseases.
                (ii) Injury prevention programs, which may
             include prevention of exposure to unsafe levels of agricultural chemicals, including pesticides.
    "Uninsured population" means persons who do not own private health care insurance, are not part of a group insurance plan, and are not eligible for any State or federal government‑sponsored health care program.
(Source: P.A. 95‑96, eff. 1‑1‑08.)

    (410 ILCS 66/10)
    Sec. 10. Grants.
    (a) The Department shall establish a community health center expansion grant program and may make grants to eligible community providers subject to appropriations for that purpose. The grants shall be for the purpose of (i) establishing new community health center sites to provide primary health care services to medically underserved populations or areas as defined in Section 5 or (ii) providing primary health care services to the uninsured population of Illinois.
    (b) Grants under this Section shall be for periods of 3 years. The Department may make new grants whenever the total amount appropriated for grants is sufficient to fund both the new grants and the grants already in effect.
    (c) A recipient of a grant to establish a new community health center site must add each such site to the recipient's established service area for the purpose of extending federal FQHC or FQHC Look‑Alike status to the new site in accordance with federal regulations. The grant recipient must complete this process by the end of the second year of the grant.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/10.5)
    Sec. 10.5. Sustainability funding. Sustaining funds shall be available to grantees under Section 10 that have met the initial proposed project objectives and can demonstrate continued financial need. These funds shall be provided by the Department for a 3‑year period, subject to appropriation. Funds granted each year under this Section shall be in an amount up to 50% of a grantee's third‑year‑grant funding under subsection (b) of Section 10. The Department shall adopt rules and criteria to allow grantees to apply for continued sustainability funding under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 93‑700, eff. 7‑9‑04.)

    (410 ILCS 66/15)
    Sec. 15. Eligibility for grant. To be eligible for a grant under this Act, a recipient must be a community provider as defined in Section 5 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/20)
    Sec. 20. Use of grant moneys. A recipient of a grant under this Act may use the grant moneys to do any one or more of the following:
        (1) Purchase equipment.
        (2) Acquire a new physical location for the purpose
     of delivering primary health care services.
        (3) Hire and train staff.
        (4) Develop new practice networks.
        (5) Purchase services or products that will
     facilitate the provision of health care services at a new community health center site.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/25)
    Sec. 25. Reporting. Within 60 days after the first and second years of a grant under this Act, the grant recipient must submit a progress report to the Department. The Department may assist each grant recipient in meeting the goals and objectives stated in the original grant proposal submitted by the recipient, that grant moneys are being used for appropriate purposes, and that residents of the community are being served by the new community health center sites established with grant moneys.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/30)
    Sec. 30. Rules; public comment.
    (a) The Department shall adopt rules and regulations it deems necessary for the efficient administration of this Act.
    (b) The rules shall provide for a 30‑day general public comment period. Notification of a 30‑day general public comment period shall be given to the community into which a grant applicant proposes to expand by publication in at least one newspaper of general circulation in that community. At the conclusion of the 30‑day comment period, the Department shall no longer accept written comments. The Department shall review written comments, submitted within the comment period, before awarding a grant.
    (c) The Department shall consider the contents of written comments only as part of the overall grant review process.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

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Statutes > Illinois > Chapter410 > 1529

    (410 ILCS 66/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Community Health Center Expansion Act.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Community health center site" means a new physical site where a community health center will provide primary health care services either to a medically underserved population or area or to the uninsured population of this State.
    "Community provider" means a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or FQHC Look‑Alike (Community Health Center or health center), designated as such by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, that operates at least one federally designated primary health care delivery site in the State of Illinois.
    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
    "Medically underserved area" means an urban or rural area designated by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services as an area with a shortage of personal health services.
    "Medically underserved population" means (i) the population of an urban or rural area designated by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services as an area with a shortage of personal health services or (ii) a population group designated by the Secretary as having a shortage of those services.
    "Primary health care services" means the following:
        (1) Basic health services consisting of the
     following:
            (A) Health services related to family medicine,
         internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, or gynecology that are furnished by physicians and, if appropriate, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives.
            (B) Diagnostic laboratory and radiologic
         services.
            (C) Preventive health services, including the
         following:
                (i) Prenatal and perinatal services.
                (ii) Screenings for breast, ovarian, and
             cervical cancer.
                (iii) Well‑child services.
                (iv) Immunizations against
             vaccine‑preventable diseases.
                (v) Screenings for elevated blood lead
             levels, communicable diseases, and cholesterol.
                (vi) Pediatric eye, ear, and dental
             screenings to determine the need for vision and hearing correction and dental care.
                (vii) Voluntary family planning services.
                (viii) Preventive dental services.
            (D) Emergency medical services.
            (E) Pharmaceutical services as appropriate for
         particular health centers.
        (2) Referrals to providers of medical services and
     other health‑related services (including substance abuse and mental health services).
        (3) Patient case management services (including
     counseling, referral, and follow‑up services) and other services designed to assist health center patients in establishing eligibility for and gaining access to federal, State, and local programs that provide or financially support the provision of medical, social, educational, or other related services.
        (4) Services that enable individuals to use the
     services of the health center (including outreach and transportation services and, if a substantial number of the individuals in the population are of limited English‑speaking ability, the services of appropriate personnel fluent in the language spoken by a predominant number of those individuals).
        (5) Education of patients and the general population
     served by the health center regarding the availability and proper use of health services.
        (6) Additional health services consisting of
     services that are appropriate to meet the health needs of the population served by the health center involved and that may include the following:
            (A) Environmental health services, including the
         following:
                (i) Detection and alleviation of unhealthful
             conditions associated with water supply.
                (ii) Sewage treatment.
                (iii) Solid waste disposal.
                (iv) Detection and alleviation of rodent and
             parasite infestation.
                (v) Field sanitation.
                (vi) Housing.
                (vii) Other environmental factors related to
             health.
            (B) Special occupation‑related health services
         for migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, including the following:
                (i) Screening for and control of infectious
             diseases, including parasitic diseases.
                (ii) Injury prevention programs, which may
             include prevention of exposure to unsafe levels of agricultural chemicals, including pesticides.
    "Uninsured population" means persons who do not own private health care insurance, are not part of a group insurance plan, and are not eligible for any State or federal government‑sponsored health care program.
(Source: P.A. 95‑96, eff. 1‑1‑08.)

    (410 ILCS 66/10)
    Sec. 10. Grants.
    (a) The Department shall establish a community health center expansion grant program and may make grants to eligible community providers subject to appropriations for that purpose. The grants shall be for the purpose of (i) establishing new community health center sites to provide primary health care services to medically underserved populations or areas as defined in Section 5 or (ii) providing primary health care services to the uninsured population of Illinois.
    (b) Grants under this Section shall be for periods of 3 years. The Department may make new grants whenever the total amount appropriated for grants is sufficient to fund both the new grants and the grants already in effect.
    (c) A recipient of a grant to establish a new community health center site must add each such site to the recipient's established service area for the purpose of extending federal FQHC or FQHC Look‑Alike status to the new site in accordance with federal regulations. The grant recipient must complete this process by the end of the second year of the grant.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/10.5)
    Sec. 10.5. Sustainability funding. Sustaining funds shall be available to grantees under Section 10 that have met the initial proposed project objectives and can demonstrate continued financial need. These funds shall be provided by the Department for a 3‑year period, subject to appropriation. Funds granted each year under this Section shall be in an amount up to 50% of a grantee's third‑year‑grant funding under subsection (b) of Section 10. The Department shall adopt rules and criteria to allow grantees to apply for continued sustainability funding under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 93‑700, eff. 7‑9‑04.)

    (410 ILCS 66/15)
    Sec. 15. Eligibility for grant. To be eligible for a grant under this Act, a recipient must be a community provider as defined in Section 5 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/20)
    Sec. 20. Use of grant moneys. A recipient of a grant under this Act may use the grant moneys to do any one or more of the following:
        (1) Purchase equipment.
        (2) Acquire a new physical location for the purpose
     of delivering primary health care services.
        (3) Hire and train staff.
        (4) Develop new practice networks.
        (5) Purchase services or products that will
     facilitate the provision of health care services at a new community health center site.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/25)
    Sec. 25. Reporting. Within 60 days after the first and second years of a grant under this Act, the grant recipient must submit a progress report to the Department. The Department may assist each grant recipient in meeting the goals and objectives stated in the original grant proposal submitted by the recipient, that grant moneys are being used for appropriate purposes, and that residents of the community are being served by the new community health center sites established with grant moneys.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/30)
    Sec. 30. Rules; public comment.
    (a) The Department shall adopt rules and regulations it deems necessary for the efficient administration of this Act.
    (b) The rules shall provide for a 30‑day general public comment period. Notification of a 30‑day general public comment period shall be given to the community into which a grant applicant proposes to expand by publication in at least one newspaper of general circulation in that community. At the conclusion of the 30‑day comment period, the Department shall no longer accept written comments. The Department shall review written comments, submitted within the comment period, before awarding a grant.
    (c) The Department shall consider the contents of written comments only as part of the overall grant review process.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

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Statutes > Illinois > Chapter410 > 1529

    (410 ILCS 66/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Community Health Center Expansion Act.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Community health center site" means a new physical site where a community health center will provide primary health care services either to a medically underserved population or area or to the uninsured population of this State.
    "Community provider" means a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or FQHC Look‑Alike (Community Health Center or health center), designated as such by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, that operates at least one federally designated primary health care delivery site in the State of Illinois.
    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
    "Medically underserved area" means an urban or rural area designated by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services as an area with a shortage of personal health services.
    "Medically underserved population" means (i) the population of an urban or rural area designated by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services as an area with a shortage of personal health services or (ii) a population group designated by the Secretary as having a shortage of those services.
    "Primary health care services" means the following:
        (1) Basic health services consisting of the
     following:
            (A) Health services related to family medicine,
         internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, or gynecology that are furnished by physicians and, if appropriate, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives.
            (B) Diagnostic laboratory and radiologic
         services.
            (C) Preventive health services, including the
         following:
                (i) Prenatal and perinatal services.
                (ii) Screenings for breast, ovarian, and
             cervical cancer.
                (iii) Well‑child services.
                (iv) Immunizations against
             vaccine‑preventable diseases.
                (v) Screenings for elevated blood lead
             levels, communicable diseases, and cholesterol.
                (vi) Pediatric eye, ear, and dental
             screenings to determine the need for vision and hearing correction and dental care.
                (vii) Voluntary family planning services.
                (viii) Preventive dental services.
            (D) Emergency medical services.
            (E) Pharmaceutical services as appropriate for
         particular health centers.
        (2) Referrals to providers of medical services and
     other health‑related services (including substance abuse and mental health services).
        (3) Patient case management services (including
     counseling, referral, and follow‑up services) and other services designed to assist health center patients in establishing eligibility for and gaining access to federal, State, and local programs that provide or financially support the provision of medical, social, educational, or other related services.
        (4) Services that enable individuals to use the
     services of the health center (including outreach and transportation services and, if a substantial number of the individuals in the population are of limited English‑speaking ability, the services of appropriate personnel fluent in the language spoken by a predominant number of those individuals).
        (5) Education of patients and the general population
     served by the health center regarding the availability and proper use of health services.
        (6) Additional health services consisting of
     services that are appropriate to meet the health needs of the population served by the health center involved and that may include the following:
            (A) Environmental health services, including the
         following:
                (i) Detection and alleviation of unhealthful
             conditions associated with water supply.
                (ii) Sewage treatment.
                (iii) Solid waste disposal.
                (iv) Detection and alleviation of rodent and
             parasite infestation.
                (v) Field sanitation.
                (vi) Housing.
                (vii) Other environmental factors related to
             health.
            (B) Special occupation‑related health services
         for migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, including the following:
                (i) Screening for and control of infectious
             diseases, including parasitic diseases.
                (ii) Injury prevention programs, which may
             include prevention of exposure to unsafe levels of agricultural chemicals, including pesticides.
    "Uninsured population" means persons who do not own private health care insurance, are not part of a group insurance plan, and are not eligible for any State or federal government‑sponsored health care program.
(Source: P.A. 95‑96, eff. 1‑1‑08.)

    (410 ILCS 66/10)
    Sec. 10. Grants.
    (a) The Department shall establish a community health center expansion grant program and may make grants to eligible community providers subject to appropriations for that purpose. The grants shall be for the purpose of (i) establishing new community health center sites to provide primary health care services to medically underserved populations or areas as defined in Section 5 or (ii) providing primary health care services to the uninsured population of Illinois.
    (b) Grants under this Section shall be for periods of 3 years. The Department may make new grants whenever the total amount appropriated for grants is sufficient to fund both the new grants and the grants already in effect.
    (c) A recipient of a grant to establish a new community health center site must add each such site to the recipient's established service area for the purpose of extending federal FQHC or FQHC Look‑Alike status to the new site in accordance with federal regulations. The grant recipient must complete this process by the end of the second year of the grant.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/10.5)
    Sec. 10.5. Sustainability funding. Sustaining funds shall be available to grantees under Section 10 that have met the initial proposed project objectives and can demonstrate continued financial need. These funds shall be provided by the Department for a 3‑year period, subject to appropriation. Funds granted each year under this Section shall be in an amount up to 50% of a grantee's third‑year‑grant funding under subsection (b) of Section 10. The Department shall adopt rules and criteria to allow grantees to apply for continued sustainability funding under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 93‑700, eff. 7‑9‑04.)

    (410 ILCS 66/15)
    Sec. 15. Eligibility for grant. To be eligible for a grant under this Act, a recipient must be a community provider as defined in Section 5 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/20)
    Sec. 20. Use of grant moneys. A recipient of a grant under this Act may use the grant moneys to do any one or more of the following:
        (1) Purchase equipment.
        (2) Acquire a new physical location for the purpose
     of delivering primary health care services.
        (3) Hire and train staff.
        (4) Develop new practice networks.
        (5) Purchase services or products that will
     facilitate the provision of health care services at a new community health center site.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/25)
    Sec. 25. Reporting. Within 60 days after the first and second years of a grant under this Act, the grant recipient must submit a progress report to the Department. The Department may assist each grant recipient in meeting the goals and objectives stated in the original grant proposal submitted by the recipient, that grant moneys are being used for appropriate purposes, and that residents of the community are being served by the new community health center sites established with grant moneys.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/30)
    Sec. 30. Rules; public comment.
    (a) The Department shall adopt rules and regulations it deems necessary for the efficient administration of this Act.
    (b) The rules shall provide for a 30‑day general public comment period. Notification of a 30‑day general public comment period shall be given to the community into which a grant applicant proposes to expand by publication in at least one newspaper of general circulation in that community. At the conclusion of the 30‑day comment period, the Department shall no longer accept written comments. The Department shall review written comments, submitted within the comment period, before awarding a grant.
    (c) The Department shall consider the contents of written comments only as part of the overall grant review process.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

    (410 ILCS 66/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 92‑88, eff. 7‑18‑01.)

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