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(215 ILCS 165/15.8)
(from Ch. 32, par. 609.8)
Sexual assault or abuse victims.
(1) Policies, contracts or subscription certificates issued
by a health services plan corporation, which provide benefits for hospital
or medical expenses based upon the actual expenses incurred, shall to the
full extent of coverage provided for any other emergency or accident care,
provide for the payment of actual expenses incurred, without offset or
for benefit deductibles or co-insurance amounts, in the examination and
testing of a victim of an offense defined in Sections 11-1.20 through 11-1.60 or 12-13 through 12-16
of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or attempt to
commit such offense, to establish
that sexual contact did occur or did not occur, and to establish the presence
or absence of sexually transmitted disease or infection, and
examination and treatment
of injuries and trauma sustained by a victim of such offense.
(2) For purposes of enabling the recovery of State Funds, any health
plan corporation subject to this Section shall upon reasonable demand
by the Department of Public Health disclose the names and identities of
its insureds or subscribers entitled to benefits under this provision to
the Department of Public Health whenever the Department of Public Health
has determined that it has paid, or is about to pay, hospital or medical
expenses for which a health care service corporation is liable under this
Section. All information received by the Department of Public Health under
this provision shall be held on a confidential basis and shall not be subject
to subpoena and shall not be made public by the Department of Public Health
or used for any purpose other than that authorized by this Section.
(3) Whenever the Department of Public Health finds that it has paid all
or part of any hospital or medical expenses which a health services plan
corporation is obligated to pay under this Section, the Department of Public
Health shall be entitled to receive reimbursement for its payments from
such corporation provided that the Department of Public Health has notified
the corporation of its claims before the corporation has paid such benefits
to its subscribers or in behalf of its subscribers.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)