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PUBLIC HEALTH410 ILCS 66/1
(410 ILCS 66/) Community Health Center Expansion Act.
(410 ILCS 66/5)
In this Act:
"Community health center site" means a new physical site where a community
health center will provide primary health care services either to a medically
underserved population or area or to the uninsured population of this State.
"Community provider" means a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or
FQHC Look-Alike (Community Health Center or health center), designated as such
by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services,
that operates at least one federally designated primary health care delivery
site in the State of Illinois.
"Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
"Medically underserved area" means an urban or rural area designated by the
Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services as an
area with a shortage of personal health services.
"Medically underserved population" means (i) the population of an urban or
rural area designated by the Secretary of the United States Department of
Health and Human Services as
an area with a shortage of personal health services or (ii) a population group
designated by the Secretary as having a shortage of those services.
"Primary health care services" means the following:
(1) Basic health services consisting of the following:
(A) Health services related to family medicine,
internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, or gynecology that are furnished by physicians and, if appropriate, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives.
(B) Diagnostic laboratory and radiologic services.
(C) Preventive health services, including the
(i) Prenatal and perinatal services.
(ii) Screenings for breast, ovarian, and
(iii) Well-child services.
(iv) Immunizations against
(v) Screenings for elevated blood lead
levels, communicable diseases, and cholesterol.
(vi) Pediatric eye, ear, and dental
screenings to determine the need for vision and hearing correction and dental care.
(vii) Voluntary family planning services.
(viii) Preventive dental services.
(D) Emergency medical services.
(E) Pharmaceutical services as appropriate for
particular health centers.
(2) Referrals to providers of medical services and
other health-related services (including substance abuse and mental health services).
(3) Patient case management services (including
counseling, referral, and follow-up services) and other services designed to assist health center patients in establishing eligibility for and gaining access to federal, State, and local programs that provide or financially support the provision of medical, social, educational, or other related services.
(4) Services that enable individuals to use the
services of the health center (including outreach and transportation services and, if a substantial number of the individuals in the population are of limited English-speaking ability, the services of appropriate personnel fluent in the language spoken by a predominant number of those individuals).
(5) Education of patients and the general population
served by the health center regarding the availability and proper use of health services.
(6) Additional health services consisting of services
that are appropriate to meet the health needs of the population served by the health center involved and that may include the following:
(A) Environmental health services, including the
(i) Detection and alleviation of unhealthful
conditions associated with water supply.
(ii) Sewage treatment.
(iii) Solid waste disposal.
(iv) Detection and alleviation of rodent and
(v) Field sanitation.
(vii) Other environmental factors related to
(B) Special occupation-related health services
for migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, including the following:
(i) Screening for and control of infectious
diseases, including parasitic diseases.
(ii) Injury prevention programs, which may
include prevention of exposure to unsafe levels of agricultural chemicals, including pesticides.
"Uninsured population" means persons who do not own private health care
insurance, are not part of a group insurance plan, and are not eligible for any
State or federal government-sponsored health care program.
(Source: P.A. 95-96, eff. 1-1-08.)