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(305 ILCS 5/6-1)
(from Ch. 23, par. 6-1)
Financial aid in meeting basic
maintenance requirements shall be given under this Article to
or in behalf of persons who meet the eligibility conditions of Sections
6-1.1 through 6-1.10.
In addition, each unit of local government subject to this Article shall
provide persons receiving financial aid in meeting basic maintenance
requirements with financial aid for either (a) necessary treatment, care, and
supplies required because of illness or disability, or (b) acute medical
treatment, care, and supplies only. If a local governmental unit elects to
provide financial aid for acute medical treatment, care, and supplies only, the
general types of acute medical treatment, care, and supplies for which
aid is provided shall be specified in the general assistance rules of the local
governmental unit, which rules shall provide that financial aid is provided, at
a minimum, for acute medical treatment, care, or supplies necessitated by a
medical condition for which prior approval or authorization of medical
treatment, care, or supplies is not required by the general assistance rules
of the Illinois Department.
Nothing in this Article shall be construed
to permit the granting of financial aid where the purpose of such aid is to
obtain an abortion, induced miscarriage or induced premature birth
unless, in the opinion of a physician, such procedures are necessary for
the preservation of the life of the woman seeking such treatment, or
except an induced premature birth intended to produce a live viable
child and such procedure is necessary for the health of the mother or
her unborn child.
(Source: P.A. 92-111, eff. 1-1-02.)