(20 ILCS 3960/6.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 6.2. Review of permits; State Board Staff Reports. Upon receipt of an application for a permit to establish, construct, or modify a health care facility, the State Board staff shall notify the applicant in writing within 10 working days either that the application is or is not complete. If the application is complete, the State Board staff shall notify the applicant of the beginning of the review process. If the application is not complete, the Board staff shall explain within the 10-day period why the application is incomplete.
    The State Board staff shall afford a reasonable amount of time as established by the State Board, but not to exceed 120 days, for the review of the application. The 120-day period begins on the day the application is found to be substantially complete, as that term is defined by the State Board. During the 120-day period, the applicant may request an extension. An applicant may modify the application at any time before a final administrative decision has been made on the application.
    The State Board staff shall submit its State Board Staff Report to the State Board for its decision-making regarding approval or denial of the permit.
    When an application for a permit is initially reviewed by State Board staff, as provided in this Section, the State Board shall, upon request by the applicant or an interested person, afford an opportunity for a public hearing within a reasonable amount of time after receipt of the complete application, but not to exceed 90 days after receipt of the complete application. Notice of the hearing shall be made promptly, not less than 10 days before the hearing, by certified mail to the applicant and, not less than 10 days before the hearing, by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the area or community to be affected. The hearing shall be held in the area or community in which the proposed project is to be located and shall be for the purpose of allowing the applicant and any interested person to present public testimony concerning the approval, denial, renewal, or revocation of the permit. All interested persons attending the hearing shall be given a reasonable opportunity to present their views or arguments in writing or orally, and a record of all of the testimony shall accompany any findings of the State Board staff. The State Board shall adopt reasonable rules and regulations governing the procedure and conduct of the hearings.
(Source: P.A. 98-1086, eff. 8-26-14; 99-114, eff. 7-23-15.)