(305 ILCS 5/5-14) (from Ch. 23, par. 5-14)
    Sec. 5-14. Exemption for Townships. Nothing in this Article shall be construed as requiring townships to provide, in whole or in part, medical assistance to persons who are not residents of the State of Illinois.
    In all instances under this Article where medical aid or assistance to a person who is not a resident of this State would otherwise be in whole or in part, the responsibility of a township, the Illinois Department shall be responsible for such aid or assistance.
    The Illinois Department shall, by rule or regulation, insure that provision of such aid or assistance to a non-resident is identical to the uniform standard of eligibility established by the Illinois Department.
(Source: P.A. 81-519.)