(305 ILCS 5/5-15)
(from Ch. 23, par. 5-15)
(a) The Illinois Department is authorized to contract
with community based organizations serving low income communities for a
three year period to demonstrate how and the extent to which preventive
health programs can decrease utilization of medical care services and/or
improve health status.
(b) As used in this Section (1) a community based organization is an
organization established as a not-for-profit corporation under laws of the
State of Illinois which serves a defined geographic community and is
governed by members of that community; and (2) a preventive health program
is any program, service or intervention the purpose of which is to
identify, resolve, or ameliorate problems which contribute to the
utilization of medical services.
(c) The Illinois Department is authorized, for evaluation purposes, to
release names of recipients and other pertinent identification and medical
utilization information to the community organizations under contract.
(d) Contractors shall maintain strict confidentiality of information
released by the Illinois Department by following guidelines established by
the Illinois Department, which shall require that recipients sign a release
for any further use or disclosure of such information.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)