(305 ILCS 5/5-1)
(from Ch. 23, par. 5-1)
Declaration of purpose.
It is the purpose of this Article to
provide a program of essential
medical care and rehabilitative services for persons receiving basic
maintenance grants under this Code and for other persons who are unable,
because of inadequate resources, to meet their essential medical needs.
Preservation of health, alleviation of sickness, and correction of
disabling conditions for persons requiring maintenance support are
essential if they are to have an opportunity to become self-supporting or
to attain a greater capacity for self-care. For persons who are medically
indigent but otherwise able to provide themselves with a livelihood, it is
of special importance to maintain their incentives for continued
independence and preserve their limited resources for ordinary maintenance
needs to prevent their total or substantial dependency.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)