(210 ILCS 50/3.226)
    Sec. 3.226. Hospital Stroke Care Fund.
    (a) The Hospital Stroke Care Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury for the purpose of receiving appropriations, donations, and grants collected by the Illinois Department of Public Health pursuant to Department designation of Comprehensive Stroke Centers, Primary Stroke Centers, and Acute Stroke-Ready Hospitals. All moneys collected by the Department pursuant to its authority to designate Comprehensive Stroke Centers, Primary Stroke Centers, and Acute Stroke-Ready Hospitals shall be deposited into the Fund, to be used for the purposes in subsection (b).
    (b) The purpose of the Fund is to allow the Director of the Department to award matching grants:
        (1) to hospitals that have been certified as
    
Comprehensive Stroke Centers, Primary Stroke Centers, or Acute Stroke-Ready Hospitals;
        (2) to hospitals that seek certification or
    
designation or both as Comprehensive Stroke Centers, Primary Stroke Centers, or Acute Stroke-Ready Hospitals;
        (3) to hospitals that have been designated Acute
    
Stroke-Ready Hospitals;
        (4) to hospitals that seek designation as Acute
    
Stroke-Ready Hospitals; and
        (5) for the development of stroke networks.
    Hospitals may use grant funds to work with the EMS System to improve outcomes of possible acute stroke patients.
    (c) Moneys deposited in the Hospital Stroke Care Fund shall be allocated according to the hospital needs within each EMS region and used solely for the purposes described in this Act.
    (d) Interfund transfers from the Hospital Stroke Care Fund shall be prohibited.
(Source: P.A. 98-1001, eff. 1-1-15.)