TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER d: LABORATORIES AND BLOOD BANKS
PART 475 LABORATORY SERVICE FEES
SECTION 475.25 FEE SCHEDULE
Section 475.25 Fee Schedule
The Department has established fees for those diagnostic Laboratory services listed in subsection (b) of this Section.
a) The Laboratory's service fees, itemized in subsection (b) of this Section, shall not exceed the Department's actual costs to provide the Laboratory's services, and shall consider the current fees charged by private laboratories for comparable services. The Department's actual costs to perform the Laboratory's services shall include the costs of Laboratory personnel, materials and equipment; the Laboratory's data processing, quality control and support costs (e.g., facility-related costs, postage, telephones, supervision, etc.); any Laboratory marketing sales cost; and other Department costs outside the Laboratory but necessary to support the Laboratory's services (e.g., personnel and financial management costs). The Laboratory's actual costs per unit of service are integrally dependent upon the current technology used to perform laboratory analyses, the test volumes for each laboratory service, and the unit cost of the materials or chemicals/reagents. Because these actual costs per unit of service are subject to change, every effort will be made to review and update the Laboratory's fees on a regular (e.g., biennial) basis.
b) Each person who submits to the Laboratory any sample or specimen for any of the following laboratory analyses shall pay the indicated fee:
1) Except as provided in subsections (b)(1)(A) and (B) of this Section (in which case the service is free), the fees for the analysis of drinking water are:
A) unless the sample is submitted for a non-community public water supply; or
B) unless the sample is submitted by a local health department that has entered into a potable water program agreement with the Department or submitted by a Department employee on behalf of a resident of a jurisdiction without any local health department, and under at least one of the following circumstances:
i) for a new water well that has been inspected by the local health department or Department employee;
ii) for a water well serving an infant under six months of age; or
iii) in support of an investigation of a suspected waterborne illness.
2) For samples submitted by a public or private Illinois school served by an active non-transient non-community public water supply the services shall be free of charge. For samples submitted by any other entity served by an active non-transient non-community public water supply that serves a population of fewer than 100 individuals the fees for the chemical analysis of drinking water for the following contaminants are:
3) Unless the specimen is submitted by a Department-funded HIV counseling and testing site or unless such analysis is requested as part of an HIV seroprevalence study that is funded or approved by the Department (in which case the service is free), the fees for analyses of a blood specimen are:
4) Unless the sample/specimen is submitted by a health care provider (including local health department clinics) designated annually by the Department's Division of Infectious Diseases as serving a population with a high incidence of sexually-transmitted diseases and exempt from the following laboratory fees (in which case the service is free), the fees for analysis for the presence of the following sexually-transmitted diseases are:
c) The Director may reduce any of the fees listed in subsection (b) of this Section, pursuant to a written agreement, executed prior to submission of the sample/specimen, between the Department and the person to be submitting the sample/specimen. Examples of instances when reduced service fees may be considered include, but are not limited to, when the samples/specimens from, or test volumes for, one submitter will be very large; when a large one-time advance payment for all services is desired; and where the Department is participating in a special study requiring laboratory analysis.
d) The Director may waive any of the standard laboratory fees prescribed in subsection (b) of this Section when the sample/specimen is submitted by Department staff (to support Department programs or services), another State agency, or any unit of local government, provided the fee waiver is requested in writing and approved by the Director in writing prior to submission of the sample/specimen.
e) The Director may enter into a written agreement with any governmental unit (contained within the definition of person) to provide additional laboratory services beyond those listed in this Part. Such agreement shall specify any conditions established for the submission of samples/specimens and the fees for such services.
(Source: Added at 20 Ill. Reg. 6958, effective May 5, 1996)