(215 ILCS 106/15)
    Sec. 15. Operation of the Program. There is hereby created a Children's Health Insurance Program. The Program shall operate subject to appropriation and shall be administered by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. The Department shall have the powers and authority granted to the Department under the Illinois Public Aid Code, including, but not limited to, Section 11-5.1 of the Code. The Department may contract with a Third Party Administrator or other entities to administer and oversee any portion of this Program. Beginning October 1, 2013, the determination of eligibility under this Act shall comply with the requirements of 42 U.S.C. 1397bb(b)(1)(B)(v) and applicable federal regulations. If changes made to this Section require federal approval, they shall not take effect until such approval has been received.
(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)