(40 ILCS 5/14-108.2a)
Former Chicago public health employees.
(a) This Section applies only to persons who were employed at any time
during the period July 13 through December 31, 1993, by the City of Chicago
Department of Public Health in connection with clinical health laboratory
functions that are transferred to the State pursuant to an intergovernmental
agreement, and who become employed by the Illinois Department of Public Health
before July 1, 1994 to perform services relating to those transferred
For the purposes of this Section and Section 8-230.4, the "dual eligibility
period" of a person to whom this Section applies means the period beginning
when the person is employed by the Illinois Department of Public Health to
perform services relating to the transferred clinical health laboratory
functions and ending on the last day of the second complete pay period of that
employment following the effective date of this Section.
(b) A person to whom this Section applies who has not begun receiving a
retirement benefit under Article 8 may elect to continue participation in the
pension fund governed by Article 8 through the last day of his or her dual
eligibility period by giving written notice to the System and the Article 8
fund of this election within 15 days of beginning service or within 15 days
after this Section takes effect. Any person so electing shall become a member
of this System beginning on the day following the last day of the dual
eligibility period and shall be a noncovered employee for the remainder of his
or her employment, except as may be otherwise required under
(c) If a person to whom this Section applies does not elect to become a
member of this System in accordance with subsection (b), the person shall be
deemed to have elected to participate in the System as of the first day of
his or her employment with the Illinois Department of Public Health and shall
be a covered employee for the duration of that employment.
(d) In the case of a person to whom this Section applies and who is
performing services for the Illinois Department of Public Health relating to
the transferred clinical health laboratory functions at the time of death or
the commencement of disability, the following requirements are not applicable:
(1) The requirement of 18 months of creditable
service to qualify for temporary disability benefits under Section 14-123.1.
(2) The requirement of 1 1/2 years of creditable
service to qualify for nonoccupational disability benefits under Section 14-124.
(3) The requirement of 1 1/2 years of contributing
creditable service for the surviving spouse to qualify for a survivors annuity under Section 14-120.
(Source: P.A. 88-535.)