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(305 ILCS 5/5-9)
(from Ch. 23, par. 5-9)
Choice of Medical Dispensers.
Applicants and recipients shall
be entitled to free choice of those qualified practitioners, hospitals,
nursing homes, and other dispensers of medical services meeting the
requirements and complying with the rules and regulations of the Illinois
Department. However, the Director of Healthcare and Family Services may, after providing
reasonable notice and opportunity for hearing, deny, suspend or terminate
any otherwise qualified person, firm, corporation, association, agency,
institution, or other legal entity, from participation as a vendor of goods
or services under the medical assistance program authorized by this Article
if the Director finds such vendor of medical services in violation of this
Act or the policy or rules and regulations issued pursuant to this Act. Any
physician who has been convicted of performing an abortion procedure in a
wilful and wanton manner upon a woman who was not pregnant at the time such
abortion procedure was performed shall be automatically removed from the
list of physicians qualified to participate as a vendor of medical services
under the medical assistance program authorized by this Article.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)