(320 ILCS 55/35)
(a) Any person may apply to the Department or its program administrator for
participation in the program in the form and manner required by the Department.
Department or its program administrator shall determine the eligibility of each
for the program within 30 days after the date of application. To participate in
an eligible Illinois resident whose application has been approved must
pay the fee determined by the Director
upon enrollment and annually thereafter and shall receive a program
The card may be presented to an authorized pharmacy to assist the pharmacy in
eligibility under the program. If the Department is the program administrator, the Department shall deposit the enrollment fees
into the Illinois
Prescription Drug Discount
If the program administrator is a contracted vendor, the vendor may collect the enrollment fees and must report all such collected enrollment fees to the Department on a regular basis. The enrollment fees
the Illinois Prescription Drug Discount Program Fund must be
separately accounted for by the Department. If 2 or more persons are eligible
benefit under this Act and are members of the same household, each
household member shall apply and pay the fee required for the
of obtaining an identification card. To participate in the program, an applicant must (i) be a resident of Illinois and (ii) have household income equal to or less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.
(b) Proceeds from annual enrollment fees shall be
to offset the administrative cost of this Act. The Department
reduce the annual enrollment fee by rule if the revenue from the enrollment
fees is in
excess of the costs to carry out the program.
(Source: P.A. 94-86, eff. 1-1-06; 94-91, eff. 7-1-05; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)