(225 ILCS 51/5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Declaration of legislative findings.
General Assembly finds that home medical equipment and services
providers in the State of Illinois affect the public health,
welfare, and safety, and therefore finds the regulation and control of those
be in the
public interest. It is further declared that, as a
matter of public policy, home medical
equipment and services providers should merit
the confidence of the public and,
to this end, that only qualified entities be permitted to hold
themselves out to the public as home medical equipment and
services providers. This Act shall be
liberally construed to best carry out these findings.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97