TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER II: HEALTH FACILITIES PLANNING BOARD
SUBCHAPTER b: OTHER BOARD RULES
PART 1235 HEALTH CARE WORKER SELF-REFERRAL
SECTION 1235.250 APPLICATION FOR EXCEPTION STATE BOARD REVIEW
Section 1235.250 Application for Exception – State Board Review
a) The State Board shall approve or deny an application for exception within 90 days from the date on which the application was deemed complete. Failure to act on an application within the 90 day review period shall mean that no alternative is practical based upon the factors set forth in the completed application and shall constitute approval of the application. (Section 20(b) of the Act)
b) During the course of review the State Board may request supplemental information from the health care worker. The State Board may, within the 90 day review period, defer action on the application until such time as the supplemental information has been received.
c) Approval of an application for exception requires seven affirmative votes and shall be based on a finding by the State Board that the health care worker has documented compliance with the provisions of this Subpart and the Act. Failure to obtain seven affirmative votes shall constitute denial of the application for exception.
d) Action taken by the State Board on an application for exception shall constitute a final administrative decision and shall be subject to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law [735 ILCS 5].
e) Pursuant to an approved application for exception, a health care worker may invest in and refer patients to the specific entity identified in the application, whether or not the health care worker provides direct services within said entity, based upon his or her having demonstrated community need for the entity and the unavailability of alternative financing.