(20 ILCS 4050/5)
(For Act Repeal see Section 30)
As used in this Act:
"Basic services" means emergency room and obstetrical services provided within a hospital. "Basic services" is limited to the emergency and obstetric units and services provided by those units.
"Eligible expenses" means expenses for expanding obstetrical or emergency units, updating equipment, repairing essential equipment, and purchasing new equipment that will increase the quality of basic services provided. "Eligible expenses" does not include expenses related to cosmetic upgrades, staff expansion or salary, or structural expansion of any unit or department of a hospital other than obstetrical or emergency units.
"Essential community hospital provider" means a facility meeting criteria established by rule by the State Treasurer.
(Source: P.A. 94-648, eff. 1-1-06; 95-707, eff. 1-11-08