(105 ILCS 5/14-7.04)
(from Ch. 122, par. 14-7.04)
Health care reimbursement.
(a) Local educational agencies
may utilize federally funded health care programs to share in the costs of
services which are provided to children requiring special education and
related services and which are either listed on an individualized education
program established pursuant to the federal Education for All Handicapped
Children Act of 1975, Public Law No. 94-142 or are provided under an
individualized family service plan established pursuant to the federal
Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986, Public Law No. 99-457.
Those federally funded health care programs shall also share in the cost
of all screenings and diagnostic evaluations for children suspected of
having or known to have a disability.
However, all such services shall continue to be initially funded by the
local educational agency and shall be provided regardless of subsequent
cost sharing with other funding sources. Federally funded health care
reimbursement funds are supplemental and shall not be used to reduce any
other Federal payments, private payments or State Board of Education funds
for special education as provided in Article 14 of the School Code for
which the local education agency is eligible.
Local educational agencies providing early periodic screening and
diagnostic testing services on or after August 1, 1991, including screening
and diagnostic services, health care and treatment, preventive health care,
and any other measure to correct or improve health impairments of
Medicaid-eligible children, may also access federally funded health care
The State Board of Education and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services may enter
into an intergovernmental agreement whereby school districts or their
agents may claim medicaid matching funds for medicaid eligible special
education children as authorized by Section 1903 of the Social Security
Act. Under that intergovernmental agreement, school districts or their
agents may also claim federal funds for the services provided to special
education students enrolled in the Children's Health
(b) No employee or officer of a school district, special education
joint agreement, office of a regional superintendent of schools or the
State Board of Education may have a direct or indirect financial interest
in any agreement between the entity of which the person is an employee or
officer and any corporation, organization or other entity that collects or
participates in the collection of payments from private health care benefit
plans or federally funded health care programs authorized under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)