(405 ILCS 100/40)
Penalty for failure to fulfill obligation.
Any recipient of assistance under this Act who fails to fulfill his or her obligation to practice full-time in a designated shortage area as a psychiatrist for one year for each year that he or she is a recipient of assistance shall pay to the Department a sum equal to 3 times the amount of the assistance provided for each year that the recipient fails to fulfill such obligation. A recipient of assistance who fails to fulfill his or her practice obligation shall have 30 days after the date on which that failure begins to enter into a contract with the Department that sets forth the manner in which that sum is required to be paid. The amounts paid to the Department under this Section shall be deposited into the Community Health Center Care Fund and shall be used by the Department to improve access to primary health care services as authorized by subsection (a) of Section 2310-200 of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2310/2310-200).
The Department may transfer to the Illinois Finance Authority, into an account outside of the State treasury, moneys in the Community Health Center Care Fund as needed, but not to exceed an amount established by rule by the Department to establish a reserve or credit enhancement escrow account to support a financing program or a loan or equipment leasing program to provide moneys to support the purposes of subsection (a) of Section 2310-200 of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2310/2310-200). The disposition of moneys at the conclusion of any financing program under this Section shall be determined by an interagency agreement.
(Source: P.A. 96-1411, eff. 1-1-11.)