(20 ILCS 3960/12.3)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 12.3. Revision of criteria, standards, and rules. At least every 2 years, the State Board shall review, revise, and update the criteria, standards, and rules used to evaluate applications for permit. The Board may appoint temporary advisory committees made up of experts with professional competence in the subject matter of the proposed standards or criteria to assist in the development of revisions to standards and criteria. In particular, the review of the criteria, standards, and rules shall consider:
        (1) Whether the criteria and standards reflect
    
current industry standards and anticipated trends.
        (2) Whether the criteria and standards can be reduced
    
or eliminated.
        (3) Whether criteria and standards can be developed
    
to authorize the construction of unfinished space for future use when the ultimate need for such space can be reasonably projected.
        (4) Whether the criteria and standards take into
    
account issues related to population growth and changing demographics in a community.
        (5) Whether facility-defined service and planning
    
areas should be recognized.
        (6) Whether categories of service that are subject to
    
review should be re-evaluated, including provisions related to structural, functional, and operational differences between long-term care facilities and acute care facilities and that allow routine changes of ownership, facility sales, and closure requests to be processed on a more timely basis.
(Source: P.A. 99-527, eff. 1-1-17.)