(40 ILCS 5/8-230.4)
    Sec. 8-230.4. Certain Department of 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 functions.
    (b) A person to whom this Section applies who has not begun receiving a retirement benefit under this Article may elect to participate in the Fund governed by this Article during the dual eligibility period defined in Section 14-108.2a by giving written notice to this Fund and the Article 14 retirement system in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 14-108.2a.
    (c) The Board of this Fund and the board of the retirement system governed by Article 14 shall together determine the manner of payment of employee contributions to the Fund for periods of participation in the Fund under this Section. These employee contributions may be paid or picked up by the Illinois Department of Public Health on behalf of the employee as otherwise provided by law. No employer contribution is required for those periods.
    (d) Any period of nonparticipation in the Fund immediately preceding a period of participation under this Section shall be disregarded for purposes of establishing eligibility for and the amount and duration of any benefit under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 88-535.)