|HB4736 Enrolled||LRB100 17508 KTG 32677 b|
AN ACT concerning public aid.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
changing Section 5-2b and by adding Section 5-30a as follows:
(305 ILCS 5/5-2b)
Medically fragile and technology dependent
children eligibility and program.
Notwithstanding any other
provision of law
except as provided in Section 5-30a
, on and
after September 1, 2012, subject to federal approval, medical
assistance under this Article shall be available to children
who qualify as persons with a disability, as defined under the
federal Supplemental Security Income program and who are
medically fragile and technology dependent. The program shall
allow eligible children to receive the medical assistance
provided under this Article in the community and must maximize,
to the fullest extent permissible under federal law, federal
reimbursement and family cost-sharing, including co-pays,
premiums, or any other family contributions, except that the
Department shall be permitted to incentivize the utilization of
selected services through the use of cost-sharing adjustments.
The Department shall establish the policies, procedures,
standards, services, and criteria for this program by rule.