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EXECUTIVE BRANCH
(20 ILCS 3960/) Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act.

20 ILCS 3960/1

    (20 ILCS 3960/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1151)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-1156.)

20 ILCS 3960/2

    (20 ILCS 3960/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1152)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 2. Purpose of the Act. This Act shall establish a procedure (1) which requires a person establishing, constructing or modifying a health care facility, as herein defined, to have the qualifications, background, character and financial resources to adequately provide a proper service for the community; (2) that promotes, through the process of comprehensive health planning, the orderly and economic development of health care facilities in the State of Illinois that avoids unnecessary duplication of such facilities; (3) that promotes planning for and development of health care facilities needed for comprehensive health care especially in areas where the health planning process has identified unmet needs; and (4) that carries out these purposes in coordination with the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning and the Comprehensive Health Plan developed by that Center.
    The changes made to this Act by this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly are intended to accomplish the following objectives: to improve the financial ability of the public to obtain necessary health services; to establish an orderly and comprehensive health care delivery system that will guarantee the availability of quality health care to the general public; to maintain and improve the provision of essential health care services and increase the accessibility of those services to the medically underserved and indigent; to assure that the reduction and closure of health care services or facilities is performed in an orderly and timely manner, and that these actions are deemed to be in the best interests of the public; and to assess the financial burden to patients caused by unnecessary health care construction and modification. The Health Facilities and Services Review Board must apply the findings from the Comprehensive Health Plan to update review standards and criteria, as well as better identify needs and evaluate applications, and establish mechanisms to support adequate financing of the health care delivery system in Illinois, for the development and preservation of safety net services. The Board must provide written and consistent decisions that are based on the findings from the Comprehensive Health Plan, as well as other issue or subject specific plans, recommended by the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning. Policies and procedures must include criteria and standards for plan variations and deviations that must be updated. Evidence-based assessments, projections and decisions will be applied regarding capacity, quality, value and equity in the delivery of health care services in Illinois. The integrity of the Certificate of Need process is ensured through revised ethics and communications procedures. Cost containment and support for safety net services must continue to be central tenets of the Certificate of Need process.
(Source: P.A. 96-31, eff. 6-30-09.)

20 ILCS 3960/3

    (20 ILCS 3960/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1153)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Health care facilities" means and includes the following facilities, organizations, and related persons:
        1. An ambulatory surgical treatment center required
    
to be licensed pursuant to the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act;
        2. An institution, place, building, or agency
    
required to be licensed pursuant to the Hospital Licensing Act;
        3. Skilled and intermediate long term care facilities
    
licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act;
        3.5. Skilled and intermediate care facilities
    
licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act;
        3.7. Facilities licensed under the Specialized Mental
    
Health Rehabilitation Act;
        4. Hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgical
    
treatment centers, or kidney disease treatment centers maintained by the State or any department or agency thereof;
        5. Kidney disease treatment centers, including a
    
free-standing hemodialysis unit required to be licensed under the End Stage Renal Disease Facility Act;
        6. An institution, place, building, or room used for
    
the performance of outpatient surgical procedures that is leased, owned, or operated by or on behalf of an out-of-state facility;
        7. An institution, place, building, or room used for
    
provision of a health care category of service, including, but not limited to, cardiac catheterization and open heart surgery; and
        8. An institution, place, building, or room used for
    
provision of major medical equipment used in the direct clinical diagnosis or treatment of patients, and whose project cost is in excess of the capital expenditure minimum.
    This Act shall not apply to the construction of any new facility or the renovation of any existing facility located on any campus facility as defined in Section 5-5.8b of the Illinois Public Aid Code, provided that the campus facility encompasses 30 or more contiguous acres and that the new or renovated facility is intended for use by a licensed residential facility.
    No federally owned facility shall be subject to the provisions of this Act, nor facilities used solely for healing by prayer or spiritual means.
    No facility licensed under the Supportive Residences Licensing Act or the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act shall be subject to the provisions of this Act.
    No facility established and operating under the Alternative Health Care Delivery Act as a children's respite care center alternative health care model demonstration program or as an Alzheimer's Disease Management Center alternative health care model demonstration program shall be subject to the provisions of this Act.
    A facility designated as a supportive living facility that is in good standing with the program established under Section 5-5.01a of the Illinois Public Aid Code shall not be subject to the provisions of this Act.
    This Act does not apply to facilities granted waivers under Section 3-102.2 of the Nursing Home Care Act. However, if a demonstration project under that Act applies for a certificate of need to convert to a nursing facility, it shall meet the licensure and certificate of need requirements in effect as of the date of application.
    This Act does not apply to a dialysis facility that provides only dialysis training, support, and related services to individuals with end stage renal disease who have elected to receive home dialysis. This Act does not apply to a dialysis unit located in a licensed nursing home that offers or provides dialysis-related services to residents with end stage renal disease who have elected to receive home dialysis within the nursing home. The Board, however, may require these dialysis facilities and licensed nursing homes to report statistical information on a quarterly basis to the Board to be used by the Board to conduct analyses on the need for proposed kidney disease treatment centers.
    This Act shall not apply to the closure of an entity or a portion of an entity licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, or the ID/DD Community Care Act, with the exceptions of facilities operated by a county or Illinois Veterans Homes, that elects to convert, in whole or in part, to an assisted living or shared housing establishment licensed under the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act.
    This Act does not apply to any change of ownership of a healthcare facility that is licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, or the ID/DD Community Care Act, with the exceptions of facilities operated by a county or Illinois Veterans Homes. Changes of ownership of facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act must meet the requirements set forth in Sections 3-101 through 3-119 of the Nursing Home Care Act.
    With the exception of those health care facilities specifically included in this Section, nothing in this Act shall be intended to include facilities operated as a part of the practice of a physician or other licensed health care professional, whether practicing in his individual capacity or within the legal structure of any partnership, medical or professional corporation, or unincorporated medical or professional group. Further, this Act shall not apply to physicians or other licensed health care professional's practices where such practices are carried out in a portion of a health care facility under contract with such health care facility by a physician or by other licensed health care professionals, whether practicing in his individual capacity or within the legal structure of any partnership, medical or professional corporation, or unincorporated medical or professional groups, unless the entity constructs, modifies, or establishes a health care facility as specifically defined in this Section. This Act shall apply to construction or modification and to establishment by such health care facility of such contracted portion which is subject to facility licensing requirements, irrespective of the party responsible for such action or attendant financial obligation.
    No permit or exemption is required for a facility licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act prior to the reduction of the number of beds at a facility. If there is a total reduction of beds at a facility licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act, this is a discontinuation or closure of the facility. However, if a facility licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act reduces the number of beds or discontinues the facility, that facility must notify the Board as provided in Section 14.1 of this Act.
    "Person" means any one or more natural persons, legal entities, governmental bodies other than federal, or any combination thereof.
    "Consumer" means any person other than a person (a) whose major occupation currently involves or whose official capacity within the last 12 months has involved the providing, administering or financing of any type of health care facility, (b) who is engaged in health research or the teaching of health, (c) who has a material financial interest in any activity which involves the providing, administering or financing of any type of health care facility, or (d) who is or ever has been a member of the immediate family of the person defined by (a), (b), or (c).
    "State Board" or "Board" means the Health Facilities and Services Review Board.
    "Construction or modification" means the establishment, erection, building, alteration, reconstruction, modernization, improvement, extension, discontinuation, change of ownership, of or by a health care facility, or the purchase or acquisition by or through a health care facility of equipment or service for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes or for facility administration or operation, or any capital expenditure made by or on behalf of a health care facility which exceeds the capital expenditure minimum; however, any capital expenditure made by or on behalf of a health care facility for (i) the construction or modification of a facility licensed under the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act or (ii) a conversion project undertaken in accordance with Section 30 of the Older Adult Services Act shall be excluded from any obligations under this Act.
    "Establish" means the construction of a health care facility or the replacement of an existing facility on another site or the initiation of a category of service.
    "Major medical equipment" means medical equipment which is used for the provision of medical and other health services and which costs in excess of the capital expenditure minimum, except that such term does not include medical equipment acquired by or on behalf of a clinical laboratory to provide clinical laboratory services if the clinical laboratory is independent of a physician's office and a hospital and it has been determined under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to meet the requirements of paragraphs (10) and (11) of Section 1861(s) of such Act. In determining whether medical equipment has a value in excess of the capital expenditure minimum, the value of studies, surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, and other activities essential to the acquisition of such equipment shall be included.
    "Capital Expenditure" means an expenditure: (A) made by or on behalf of a health care facility (as such a facility is defined in this Act); and (B) which under generally accepted accounting principles is not properly chargeable as an expense of operation and maintenance, or is made to obtain by lease or comparable arrangement any facility or part thereof or any equipment for a facility or part; and which exceeds the capital expenditure minimum.
    For the purpose of this paragraph, the cost of any studies, surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, and other activities essential to the acquisition, improvement, expansion, or replacement of any plant or equipment with respect to which an expenditure is made shall be included in determining if such expenditure exceeds the capital expenditures minimum. Unless otherwise interdependent, or submitted as one project by the applicant, components of construction or modification undertaken by means of a single construction contract or financed through the issuance of a single debt instrument shall not be grouped together as one project. Donations of equipment or facilities to a health care facility which if acquired directly by such facility would be subject to review under this Act shall be considered capital expenditures, and a transfer of equipment or facilities for less than fair market value shall be considered a capital expenditure for purposes of this Act if a transfer of the equipment or facilities at fair market value would be subject to review.
    "Capital expenditure minimum" means $11,500,000 for projects by hospital applicants, $6,500,000 for applicants for projects related to skilled and intermediate care long-term care facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, and $3,000,000 for projects by all other applicants, which shall be annually adjusted to reflect the increase in construction costs due to inflation, for major medical equipment and for all other capital expenditures.
    "Non-clinical service area" means an area (i) for the benefit of the patients, visitors, staff, or employees of a health care facility and (ii) not directly related to the diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation of persons receiving services from the health care facility. "Non-clinical service areas" include, but are not limited to, chapels; gift shops; news stands; computer systems; tunnels, walkways, and elevators; telephone systems; projects to comply with life safety codes; educational facilities; student housing; patient, employee, staff, and visitor dining areas; administration and volunteer offices; modernization of structural components (such as roof replacement and masonry work); boiler repair or replacement; vehicle maintenance and storage facilities; parking facilities; mechanical systems for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; loading docks; and repair or replacement of carpeting, tile, wall coverings, window coverings or treatments, or furniture. Solely for the purpose of this definition, "non-clinical service area" does not include health and fitness centers.
    "Areawide" means a major area of the State delineated on a geographic, demographic, and functional basis for health planning and for health service and having within it one or more local areas for health planning and health service. The term "region", as contrasted with the term "subregion", and the word "area" may be used synonymously with the term "areawide".
    "Local" means a subarea of a delineated major area that on a geographic, demographic, and functional basis may be considered to be part of such major area. The term "subregion" may be used synonymously with the term "local".
    "Physician" means a person licensed to practice in accordance with the Medical Practice Act of 1987, as amended.
    "Licensed health care professional" means a person licensed to practice a health profession under pertinent licensing statutes of the State of Illinois.
    "Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.
    "Agency" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
    "Alternative health care model" means a facility or program authorized under the Alternative Health Care Delivery Act.
    "Out-of-state facility" means a person that is both (i) licensed as a hospital or as an ambulatory surgery center under the laws of another state or that qualifies as a hospital or an ambulatory surgery center under regulations adopted pursuant to the Social Security Act and (ii) not licensed under the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act, the Hospital Licensing Act, or the Nursing Home Care Act. Affiliates of out-of-state facilities shall be considered out-of-state facilities. Affiliates of Illinois licensed health care facilities 100% owned by an Illinois licensed health care facility, its parent, or Illinois physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches shall not be considered out-of-state facilities. Nothing in this definition shall be construed to include an office or any part of an office of a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois that is not required to be licensed under the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act.
    "Change of ownership of a health care facility" means a change in the person who has ownership or control of a health care facility's physical plant and capital assets. A change in ownership is indicated by the following transactions: sale, transfer, acquisition, lease, change of sponsorship, or other means of transferring control.
    "Related person" means any person that: (i) is at least 50% owned, directly or indirectly, by either the health care facility or a person owning, directly or indirectly, at least 50% of the health care facility; or (ii) owns, directly or indirectly, at least 50% of the health care facility.
    "Charity care" means care provided by a health care facility for which the provider does not expect to receive payment from the patient or a third-party payer.
    "Freestanding emergency center" means a facility subject to licensure under Section 32.5 of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act.
    "Category of service" means a grouping by generic class of various types or levels of support functions, equipment, care, or treatment provided to patients or residents, including, but not limited to, classes such as medical-surgical, pediatrics, or cardiac catheterization. A category of service may include subcategories or levels of care that identify a particular degree or type of care within the category of service. Nothing in this definition shall be construed to include the practice of a physician or other licensed health care professional while functioning in an office providing for the care, diagnosis, or treatment of patients. A category of service that is subject to the Board's jurisdiction must be designated in rules adopted by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-277, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 97-980, eff. 8-17-12; 98-414, eff. 1-1-14.)

20 ILCS 3960/3.1

    (20 ILCS 3960/3.1)
    Sec. 3.1. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-18.)

20 ILCS 3960/3.5

    (20 ILCS 3960/3.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on August 9, 2018)
    Sec. 3.5. Facilities maintained or operated by a State agency.
    (a) Except for the requirements set forth in subsection (b), any construction, modification, establishment, or change in categories of service of a health care facility funded through an appropriation from the General Assembly and maintained or operated by a State agency is exempt from the requirements of this Act. A State agency is not exempt from this Act when that State agency discontinues a health care facility or category of service.
    (b) A State agency must notify the Board in writing of any appropriation by the General Assembly for the construction, modification, establishment or change in categories of service, excluding discontinuations of a health care facility or categories of service, maintained or operated by the State. The State agency must include with the written notification the following information: (i) the estimated service capacity of the health care facility, (ii) the location of the project or the intended location if not identified by law, and (iii) the date the health care facility is estimated to be opened. The State agency must also notify the Board in writing when the facility has been licensed by the Department of Public Health or any other licensing body. The State agency shall submit to the Board, on behalf of the health care facility, any annual facility questionnaires as defined in Section 13 of this Act or any requests for information by the Board.
    (c) This Section is repealed 5 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 98-257, eff. 8-9-13.)

20 ILCS 3960/4

    (20 ILCS 3960/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1154)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 4. Health Facilities and Services Review Board; membership; appointment; term; compensation; quorum. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Section, members of the State Board holding office on the day before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall retain their authority.
    (a) There is created the Health Facilities and Services Review Board, which shall perform the functions described in this Act. The Department shall provide operational support to the Board, including the provision of office space, supplies, and clerical, financial, and accounting services. The Board may contract with experts related to specific health services or facilities and create technical advisory panels to assist in the development of criteria, standards, and procedures used in the evaluation of applications for permit and exemption.
    (b) Beginning March 1, 2010, the State Board shall consist of 9 voting members. All members shall be residents of Illinois and at least 4 shall reside outside the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area. Consideration shall be given to potential appointees who reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of the State. Neither Board members nor Board staff shall be convicted felons or have pled guilty to a felony.
    Each member shall have a reasonable knowledge of the practice, procedures and principles of the health care delivery system in Illinois, including at least 5 members who shall be knowledgeable about health care delivery systems, health systems planning, finance, or the management of health care facilities currently regulated under the Act. One member shall be a representative of a non-profit health care consumer advocacy organization. A spouse, parent, sibling, or child of a Board member cannot be an employee, agent, or under contract with services or facilities subject to the Act. Prior to appointment and in the course of service on the Board, members of the Board shall disclose the employment or other financial interest of any other relative of the member, if known, in service or facilities subject to the Act. Members of the Board shall declare any conflict of interest that may exist with respect to the status of those relatives and recuse themselves from voting on any issue for which a conflict of interest is declared. No person shall be appointed or continue to serve as a member of the State Board who is, or whose spouse, parent, sibling, or child is, a member of the Board of Directors of, has a financial interest in, or has a business relationship with a health care facility.
    Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, the term of office of each member of the State Board serving on the day before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly is abolished on the date upon which members of the 9-member Board, as established by this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, have been appointed and can begin to take action as a Board. Members of the State Board serving on the day before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly may be reappointed to the 9-member Board. Prior to March 1, 2010, the Health Facilities Planning Board shall establish a plan to transition its powers and duties to the Health Facilities and Services Review Board.
    (c) The State Board shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. Not more than 5 of the appointments shall be of the same political party at the time of the appointment.
    The Secretary of Human Services, the Director of Healthcare and Family Services, and the Director of Public Health, or their designated representatives, shall serve as ex-officio, non-voting members of the State Board.
    (d) Of those 9 members initially appointed by the Governor following the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, 3 shall serve for terms expiring July 1, 2011, 3 shall serve for terms expiring July 1, 2012, and 3 shall serve for terms expiring July 1, 2013. Thereafter, each appointed member shall hold office for a term of 3 years, provided that any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his or her predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term and the term of office of each successor shall commence on July 1 of the year in which his predecessor's term expires. Each member appointed after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall hold office until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. The Governor may reappoint a member for additional terms, but no member shall serve more than 3 terms, subject to review and re-approval every 3 years.
    (e) State Board members, while serving on business of the State Board, shall receive actual and necessary travel and subsistence expenses while so serving away from their places of residence. Until March 1, 2010, a member of the State Board who experiences a significant financial hardship due to the loss of income on days of attendance at meetings or while otherwise engaged in the business of the State Board may be paid a hardship allowance, as determined by and subject to the approval of the Governor's Travel Control Board.
    (f) The Governor shall designate one of the members to serve as the Chairman of the Board, who shall be a person with expertise in health care delivery system planning, finance or management of health care facilities that are regulated under the Act. The Chairman shall annually review Board member performance and shall report the attendance record of each Board member to the General Assembly.
    (g) The State Board, through the Chairman, shall prepare a separate and distinct budget approved by the General Assembly and shall hire and supervise its own professional staff responsible for carrying out the responsibilities of the Board.
    (h) The State Board shall meet at least every 45 days, or as often as the Chairman of the State Board deems necessary, or upon the request of a majority of the members.
    (i) Five members of the State Board shall constitute a quorum. The affirmative vote of 5 of the members of the State Board shall be necessary for any action requiring a vote to be taken by the State Board. A vacancy in the membership of the State Board shall not impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the State Board as provided by this Act.
    (j) A State Board member shall disqualify himself or herself from the consideration of any application for a permit or exemption in which the State Board member or the State Board member's spouse, parent, sibling, or child: (i) has an economic interest in the matter; or (ii) is employed by, serves as a consultant for, or is a member of the governing board of the applicant or a party opposing the application.
    (k) The Chairman, Board members, and Board staff must comply with the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-31, eff. 6-30-09; 97-1115, eff. 8-27-12.)

20 ILCS 3960/4.1

    (20 ILCS 3960/4.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 4.1. Ethics laws.
    (a) All State Board meetings are subject to the Open Meetings Act.
    (b) The State Board is subject to the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

20 ILCS 3960/4.2

    (20 ILCS 3960/4.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 4.2. Ex parte communications.
    (a) Except in the disposition of matters that agencies are authorized by law to entertain or dispose of on an ex parte basis including, but not limited to rule making, the State Board, any State Board member, employee, or a hearing officer shall not engage in ex parte communication in connection with the substance of any formally filed application for a permit with any person or party or the representative of any party. This subsection (a) applies when the Board, member, employee, or hearing officer knows, or should know upon reasonable inquiry, that the application or exemption has been formally filed with the Board. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit staff members from providing technical assistance to applicants. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit staff from verifying or clarifying an applicant's information as it prepares the Board staff report. Once an application or exemption is filed and deemed complete, a written record of any communication between staff and an applicant shall be prepared by staff and made part of the public record, using a prescribed, standardized format, and shall be included in the application file.
    (b) A State Board member or employee may communicate with other members or employees and any State Board member or hearing officer may have the aid and advice of one or more personal assistants.
    (c) An ex parte communication received by the State Board, any State Board member, employee, or a hearing officer shall be made a part of the record of the matter, including all written communications, all written responses to the communications, and a memorandum stating the substance of all oral communications and all responses made and the identity of each person from whom the ex parte communication was received.
    (d) "Ex parte communication" means a communication between a person who is not a State Board member or employee and a State Board member or employee that reflects on the substance of a pending or impending State Board proceeding and that takes place outside the record of the proceeding. Communications regarding matters of procedure and practice, such as the format of pleading, number of copies required, manner of service, and status of proceedings, are not considered ex parte communications. Technical assistance with respect to an application, not intended to influence any decision on the application, may be provided by employees to the applicant. Any assistance shall be documented in writing by the applicant and employees within 10 business days after the assistance is provided.
    (e) For purposes of this Section, "employee" means a person the State Board or the Agency employs on a full-time, part-time, contract, or intern basis.
    (f) The State Board, State Board member, or hearing examiner presiding over the proceeding, in the event of a violation of this Section, must take whatever action is necessary to ensure that the violation does not prejudice any party or adversely affect the fairness of the proceedings.
    (g) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prevent the State Board or any member of the State Board from consulting with the attorney for the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 96-31, eff. 6-30-09.)

20 ILCS 3960/5

    (20 ILCS 3960/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1155)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 5. Construction, modification, or establishment of health care facilities or acquisition of major medical equipment; permits or exemptions. No person shall construct, modify or establish a health care facility or acquire major medical equipment without first obtaining a permit or exemption from the State Board. The State Board shall not delegate to the staff of the State Board or any other person or entity the authority to grant permits or exemptions whenever the staff or other person or entity would be required to exercise any discretion affecting the decision to grant a permit or exemption. The State Board may, by rule, delegate authority to the Chairman to grant permits or exemptions when applications meet all of the State Board's review criteria and are unopposed.
    A permit or exemption shall be obtained prior to the acquisition of major medical equipment or to the construction or modification of a health care facility which:
        (a) requires a total capital expenditure in excess of
    
the capital expenditure minimum; or
        (b) substantially changes the scope or changes the
    
functional operation of the facility; or
        (c) changes the bed capacity of a health care
    
facility by increasing the total number of beds or by distributing beds among various categories of service or by relocating beds from one physical facility or site to another by more than 20 beds or more than 10% of total bed capacity as defined by the State Board, whichever is less, over a 2 year period.
    A permit shall be valid only for the defined construction or modifications, site, amount and person named in the application for such permit and shall not be transferable or assignable. A permit shall be valid until such time as the project has been completed, provided that the project commences and proceeds to completion with due diligence by the completion date or extension date approved by the Board.
    A permit holder must do the following: (i) submit the final completion and cost report for the project within 90 days after the approved project completion date or extension date and (ii) submit annual progress reports no earlier than 30 days before and no later than 30 days after each anniversary date of the Board's approval of the permit until the project is completed. To maintain a valid permit and to monitor progress toward project commencement and completion, routine post-permit reports shall be limited to annual progress reports and the final completion and cost report. Annual progress reports shall include information regarding the committed funds expended toward the approved project. If the project is not completed in one year, then, by the second annual report, the permit holder shall expend 33% or more of the total project cost or shall make a commitment to expend 33% or more of the total project cost by signed contracts or other legal means, and the report shall contain information regarding those expenditures or commitments. If the project is to be completed in one year, then the first annual report shall contain the expenditure commitment information for the total project cost. The State Board may extend the expenditure commitment period after considering a permit holder's showing of good cause and request for additional time to complete the project.
    The Certificate of Need process required under this Act is designed to restrain rising health care costs by preventing unnecessary construction or modification of health care facilities. The Board must assure that the establishment, construction, or modification of a health care facility or the acquisition of major medical equipment is consistent with the public interest and that the proposed project is consistent with the orderly and economic development or acquisition of those facilities and equipment and is in accord with the standards, criteria, or plans of need adopted and approved by the Board. Board decisions regarding the construction of health care facilities must consider capacity, quality, value, and equity. Projects may deviate from the costs, fees, and expenses provided in their project cost information for the project's cost components, provided that the final total project cost does not exceed the approved permit amount. Project alterations shall not increase the total approved permit amount by more than the limit set forth under the Board's rules.
    Major construction projects, for the purposes of this Act, shall include but are not limited to: projects for the construction of new buildings; additions to existing facilities; modernization projects whose cost is in excess of $1,000,000 or 10% of the facilities' operating revenue, whichever is less; and such other projects as the State Board shall define and prescribe pursuant to this Act.
    The acquisition by any person of major medical equipment that will not be owned by or located in a health care facility and that will not be used to provide services to inpatients of a health care facility shall be exempt from review provided that a notice is filed in accordance with exemption requirements.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, no permit or exemption is required for the construction or modification of a non-clinical service area of a health care facility.
(Source: P.A. 97-1115, eff. 8-27-12; 98-414, eff. 1-1-14.)

20 ILCS 3960/5.1

    (20 ILCS 3960/5.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1155.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 5.1. No person shall construct, modify, or establish a health care facility alternative health care model without first obtaining a permit from the State Board except as authorized by the provisions of the Alternative Health Care Delivery Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1188; 88-490.)

20 ILCS 3960/5.1a

    (20 ILCS 3960/5.1a)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 5.1a. No person shall construct, modify, or establish a freestanding emergency center in Illinois, or acquire major medical equipment or make capital expenditures in relation to such a facility in excess of the capital expenditure minimum, as defined by this Act, without first obtaining a permit from the State Board in accordance with criteria, standards, and procedures adopted by the State Board for freestanding emergency centers that ensure the availability of and community access to essential emergency medical services.
(Source: P.A. 95-584, eff. 8-31-07.)

20 ILCS 3960/5.2

    (20 ILCS 3960/5.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 5.2. After the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, no person shall establish, construct, or modify an institution, place, building, or room used for the performance of outpatient surgical procedures that is leased, owned, or operated by or on behalf of an out-of-state facility without first obtaining a permit from the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 91-782, eff. 6-9-00.)

20 ILCS 3960/5.3

    (20 ILCS 3960/5.3)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 5.3. Annual report of capital expenditures. In addition to the State Board's authority to require reports, the State Board shall require each health care facility to submit an annual report of all capital expenditures in excess of $200,000 (which shall be annually adjusted to reflect the increase in construction costs due to inflation) made by the health care facility during the most recent year. This annual report shall consist of a brief description of the capital expenditure, the amount and method of financing the capital expenditure, the certificate of need project number if the project was reviewed, and the total amount of capital expenditures obligated for the year. Data collected from health care facilities pursuant to this Section shall not duplicate or overlap other data collected by the Department and must be collected as part of the State Board's Annual Questionnaires or supplements for health care facilities that report these data.
(Source: P.A. 98-1086, eff. 8-26-14.)

20 ILCS 3960/5.4

    (20 ILCS 3960/5.4)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 5.4. Safety Net Impact Statement.
    (a) General review criteria shall include a requirement that all health care facilities, with the exception of skilled and intermediate long-term care facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, provide a Safety Net Impact Statement, which shall be filed with an application for a substantive project or when the application proposes to discontinue a category of service.
    (b) For the purposes of this Section, "safety net services" are services provided by health care providers or organizations that deliver health care services to persons with barriers to mainstream health care due to lack of insurance, inability to pay, special needs, ethnic or cultural characteristics, or geographic isolation. Safety net service providers include, but are not limited to, hospitals and private practice physicians that provide charity care, school-based health centers, migrant health clinics, rural health clinics, federally qualified health centers, community health centers, public health departments, and community mental health centers.
    (c) As developed by the applicant, a Safety Net Impact Statement shall describe all of the following:
        (1) The project's material impact, if any, on
    
essential safety net services in the community, to the extent that it is feasible for an applicant to have such knowledge.
        (2) The project's impact on the ability of another
    
provider or health care system to cross-subsidize safety net services, if reasonably known to the applicant.
        (3) How the discontinuation of a facility or service
    
might impact the remaining safety net providers in a given community, if reasonably known by the applicant.
    (d) Safety Net Impact Statements shall also include all of the following:
        (1) For the 3 fiscal years prior to the application,
    
a certification describing the amount of charity care provided by the applicant. The amount calculated by hospital applicants shall be in accordance with the reporting requirements for charity care reporting in the Illinois Community Benefits Act. Non-hospital applicants shall report charity care, at cost, in accordance with an appropriate methodology specified by the Board.
        (2) For the 3 fiscal years prior to the application,
    
a certification of the amount of care provided to Medicaid patients. Hospital and non-hospital applicants shall provide Medicaid information in a manner consistent with the information reported each year to the State Board regarding "Inpatients and Outpatients Served by Payor Source" and "Inpatient and Outpatient Net Revenue by Payor Source" as required by the Board under Section 13 of this Act and published in the Annual Hospital Profile.
        (3) Any information the applicant believes is
    
directly relevant to safety net services, including information regarding teaching, research, and any other service.
    (e) The Board staff shall publish a notice, that an application accompanied by a Safety Net Impact Statement has been filed, in a newspaper having general circulation within the area affected by the application. If no newspaper has a general circulation within the county, the Board shall post the notice in 5 conspicuous places within the proposed area.
    (f) Any person, community organization, provider, or health system or other entity wishing to comment upon or oppose the application may file a Safety Net Impact Statement Response with the Board, which shall provide additional information concerning a project's impact on safety net services in the community.
    (g) Applicants shall be provided an opportunity to submit a reply to any Safety Net Impact Statement Response.
    (h) The Board staff report shall include a statement as to whether a Safety Net Impact Statement was filed by the applicant and whether it included information on charity care, the amount of care provided to Medicaid patients, and information on teaching, research, or any other service provided by the applicant directly relevant to safety net services. The report shall also indicate the names of the parties submitting responses and the number of responses and replies, if any, that were filed.
(Source: P.A. 98-1086, eff. 8-26-14.)

20 ILCS 3960/6

    (20 ILCS 3960/6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1156)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 6. Application for permit or exemption; exemption regulations.
    (a) An application for a permit or exemption shall be made to the State Board upon forms provided by the State Board. This application shall contain such information as the State Board deems necessary. The State Board shall not require an applicant to file a Letter of Intent before an application is filed. Such application shall include affirmative evidence on which the State Board or Chairman may make its decision on the approval or denial of the permit or exemption.
    (b) The State Board shall establish by regulation the procedures and requirements regarding issuance of exemptions. An exemption shall be approved when information required by the Board by rule is submitted. Projects eligible for an exemption, rather than a permit, include, but are not limited to, change of ownership of a health care facility. For a change of ownership of a health care facility between related persons, the State Board shall provide by rule for an expedited process for obtaining an exemption. In connection with a change of ownership, the State Board may approve the transfer of an existing permit without regard to whether the permit to be transferred has yet been obligated, except for permits establishing a new facility or a new category of service.
    (c) All applications shall be signed by the applicant and shall be verified by any 2 officers thereof.
    (c-5) Any written review or findings of the Board staff or any other reviewing organization under Section 8 concerning an application for a permit must be made available to the public at least 14 calendar days before the meeting of the State Board at which the review or findings are considered. The applicant and members of the public may submit, to the State Board, written responses regarding the facts set forth in the review or findings of the Board staff or reviewing organization. Members of the public shall have until 10 days before the meeting of the State Board to submit any written response concerning the Board staff's written review or findings. The Board staff may revise any findings to address corrections of factual errors cited in the public response. At the meeting, the State Board may, in its discretion, permit the submission of other additional written materials.
    (d) Upon receipt of an application for a permit, the State Board shall approve and authorize the issuance of a permit if it finds (1) that the applicant is fit, willing, and able to provide a proper standard of health care service for the community with particular regard to the qualification, background and character of the applicant, (2) that economic feasibility is demonstrated in terms of effect on the existing and projected operating budget of the applicant and of the health care facility; in terms of the applicant's ability to establish and operate such facility in accordance with licensure regulations promulgated under pertinent state laws; and in terms of the projected impact on the total health care expenditures in the facility and community, (3) that safeguards are provided which assure that the establishment, construction or modification of the health care facility or acquisition of major medical equipment is consistent with the public interest, and (4) that the proposed project is consistent with the orderly and economic development of such facilities and equipment and is in accord with standards, criteria, or plans of need adopted and approved pursuant to the provisions of Section 12 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-31, eff. 6-30-09; 97-1115, eff. 8-27-12.)

20 ILCS 3960/6.01

    (20 ILCS 3960/6.01) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1156.01)
    Sec. 6.01. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97. Repealed by P.A. 89-516, eff. 7-18-96.)

20 ILCS 3960/6.1

    (20 ILCS 3960/6.1)
    Sec. 6.1. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-18.)

20 ILCS 3960/6.2

    (20 ILCS 3960/6.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 6.2. Review of permits; State Board Staff Reports. Upon receipt of an application for a permit to establish, construct, or modify a health care facility, the State Board staff shall notify the applicant in writing within 10 working days either that the application is or is not complete. If the application is complete, the State Board staff shall notify the applicant of the beginning of the review process. If the application is not complete, the Board staff shall explain within the 10-day period why the application is incomplete.
    The State Board staff shall afford a reasonable amount of time as established by the State Board, but not to exceed 120 days, for the review of the application. The 120-day period begins on the day the application is found to be substantially complete, as that term is defined by the State Board. During the 120-day period, the applicant may request an extension. An applicant may modify the application at any time before a final administrative decision has been made on the application.
    The State Board shall prescribe and provide the forms upon which the State Board Staff Report shall be made. The State Board staff shall submit its State Board Staff Report to the State Board for its decision-making regarding approval or denial of the permit.
    When an application for a permit is initially reviewed by State Board staff, as provided in this Section, the State Board shall, upon request by the applicant or an interested person, afford an opportunity for a public hearing within a reasonable amount of time after receipt of the complete application, but not to exceed 90 days after receipt of the complete application. Notice of the hearing shall be made promptly, not less than 10 days before the hearing, by certified mail to the applicant and, not less than 10 days before the hearing, by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the area or community to be affected. The hearing shall be held in the area or community in which the proposed project is to be located and shall be for the purpose of allowing the applicant and any interested person to present public testimony concerning the approval, denial, renewal, or revocation of the permit. All interested persons attending the hearing shall be given a reasonable opportunity to present their views or arguments in writing or orally, and a record of all of the testimony shall accompany any findings of the State Board staff. The State Board shall adopt reasonable rules and regulations governing the procedure and conduct of the hearings.
(Source: P.A. 97-1115, eff. 8-27-12; 98-1086, eff. 8-26-14.)

20 ILCS 3960/7

    (20 ILCS 3960/7) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1157)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 7. The Director or the Chairman of the State Board may request the cooperation of county and multiple-county health departments, municipal boards of health, and other governmental and nongovernmental agencies in obtaining information and in conducting investigations relating to applications for permits.
(Source: P.A. 89-276, eff. 8-10-95.)

20 ILCS 3960/8

    (20 ILCS 3960/8)
    Sec. 8. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-18. Repealed by P.A. 96-31, eff. 6-30-09.)

20 ILCS 3960/8.5

    (20 ILCS 3960/8.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 8.5. Certificate of exemption for change of ownership of a health care facility; public notice and public hearing.
    (a) Upon a finding that an application for a change of ownership is complete, the State Board shall publish a legal notice on 3 consecutive days in a newspaper of general circulation in the area or community to be affected and afford the public an opportunity to request a hearing. If the application is for a facility located in a Metropolitan Statistical Area, an additional legal notice shall be published in a newspaper of limited circulation, if one exists, in the area in which the facility is located. If the newspaper of limited circulation is published on a daily basis, the additional legal notice shall be published on 3 consecutive days. The legal notice shall also be posted on the Health Facilities and Services Review Board's web site and sent to the State Representative and State Senator of the district in which the health care facility is located. An application for change of ownership of a hospital shall not be deemed complete without a signed certification that for a period of 2 years after the change of ownership transaction is effective, the hospital will not adopt a charity care policy that is more restrictive than the policy in effect during the year prior to the transaction.
    For the purposes of this subsection, "newspaper of limited circulation" means a newspaper intended to serve a particular or defined population of a specific geographic area within a Metropolitan Statistical Area such as a municipality, town, village, township, or community area, but does not include publications of professional and trade associations.
    (b) If a public hearing is requested, it shall be held at least 15 days but no more than 30 days after the date of publication of the legal notice in the community in which the facility is located. The hearing shall be held in a place of reasonable size and accessibility and a full and complete written transcript of the proceedings shall be made. The applicant shall provide a summary of the proposed change of ownership for distribution at the public hearing.
(Source: P.A. 98-1086, eff. 8-26-14.)

20 ILCS 3960/9

    (20 ILCS 3960/9)
    Sec. 9. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 81-149. Repealed by P.A. 96-31, eff. 6-30-09.)

20 ILCS 3960/10

    (20 ILCS 3960/10) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1160)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 10. Presenting information relevant to the approval of a permit or certificate or in opposition to the denial of the application; notice of outcome and review proceedings. When a motion by the State Board, to approve an application for a permit or a certificate of recognition, fails to pass, or when a motion to deny an application for a permit or a certificate of recognition is passed, the applicant or the holder of the permit, as the case may be, and such other parties as the State Board permits, will be given an opportunity to appear before the State Board and present such information as may be relevant to the approval of a permit or certificate or in opposition to the denial of the application.
    Subsequent to an appearance by the applicant before the State Board or default of such opportunity to appear, a motion by the State Board to approve an application for a permit or a certificate of recognition which fails to pass or a motion to deny an application for a permit or a certificate of recognition which passes shall be considered denial of the application for a permit or certificate of recognition, as the case may be. Such action of denial or an action by the State Board to revoke a permit or a certificate of recognition shall be communicated to the applicant or holder of the permit or certificate of recognition. Such person or organization shall be afforded an opportunity for a hearing before an administrative law judge, who is appointed by the Chairman of the State Board. A written notice of a request for such hearing shall be served upon the Chairman of the State Board within 30 days following notification of the decision of the State Board. The administrative law judge shall take actions necessary to ensure that the hearing is completed within a reasonable period of time, but not to exceed 120 days, except for delays or continuances agreed to by the person requesting the hearing. Following its consideration of the report of the hearing, or upon default of the party to the hearing, the State Board shall make its final determination, specifying its findings and conclusions within 90 days of receiving the written report of the hearing. A copy of such determination shall be sent by certified mail or served personally upon the party.
    A full and complete record shall be kept of all proceedings, including the notice of hearing, complaint, and all other documents in the nature of pleadings, written motions filed in the proceedings, and the report and orders of the State Board or hearing officer. All testimony shall be reported but need not be transcribed unless the decision is appealed in accordance with the Administrative Review Law, as now or hereafter amended. A copy or copies of the transcript may be obtained by any interested party on payment of the cost of preparing such copy or copies.
    The State Board or hearing officer shall upon its own or his motion, or on the written request of any party to the proceeding who has, in the State Board's or hearing officer's opinion, demonstrated the relevancy of such request to the outcome of the proceedings, issue subpoenas requiring the attendance and the giving of testimony by witnesses, and subpoenas duces tecum requiring the production of books, papers, records, or memoranda. The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as the fees of witnesses before the circuit court of this State.
    When the witness is subpoenaed at the instance of the State Board, or its hearing officer, such fees shall be paid in the same manner as other expenses of the Board, and when the witness is subpoenaed at the instance of any other party to any such proceeding the State Board may, in accordance with its rules, require that the cost of service of the subpoena or subpoena duces tecum and the fee of the witness be borne by the party at whose instance the witness is summoned. In such case, the State Board in its discretion, may require a deposit to cover the cost of such service and witness fees. A subpoena or subpoena duces tecum so issued shall be served in the same manner as a subpoena issued out of a court.
    Any circuit court of this State upon the application of the State Board or upon the application of any other party to the proceeding, may, in its discretion, compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books, papers, records, or memoranda and the giving of testimony before it or its hearing officer conducting an investigation or holding a hearing authorized by this Act, by an attachment for contempt, or otherwise, in the same manner as production of evidence may be compelled before the court.
(Source: P.A. 97-1115, eff. 8-27-12; 98-1086, eff. 8-26-14.)

20 ILCS 3960/11

    (20 ILCS 3960/11) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1161)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 11. Any person who is adversely affected by a final decision of the State Board may have such decision judicially reviewed. The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, as now or hereafter amended, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto shall apply to and govern all proceedings for the judicial review of final administrative decisions of the State Board. The term "administrative decisions" is as defined in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure. In order to comply with subsection (b) of Section 3-108 of the Administrative Review Law of the Code of Civil Procedure, the State Board shall transcribe each State Board meeting using a certified court reporter. The transcript shall contain the record of the findings and decisions of the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 98-1086, eff. 8-26-14.)

20 ILCS 3960/12

    (20 ILCS 3960/12) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1162)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-651)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 12. Powers and duties of State Board. For purposes of this Act, the State Board shall exercise the following powers and duties:
    (1) Prescribe rules, regulations, standards, criteria, procedures or reviews which may vary according to the purpose for which a particular review is being conducted or the type of project reviewed and which are required to carry out the provisions and purposes of this Act. Policies and procedures of the State Board shall take into consideration the priorities and needs of medically underserved areas and other health care services identified through the comprehensive health planning process, giving special consideration to the impact of projects on access to safety net services.
    (2) Adopt procedures for public notice and hearing on all proposed rules, regulations, standards, criteria, and plans required to carry out the provisions of this Act.
    (3) (Blank).
    (4) Develop criteria and standards for health care facilities planning, conduct statewide inventories of health care facilities, maintain an updated inventory on the Board's web site reflecting the most recent bed and service changes and updated need determinations when new census data become available or new need formulae are adopted, and develop health care facility plans which shall be utilized in the review of applications for permit under this Act. Such health facility plans shall be coordinated by the Board with pertinent State Plans. Inventories pursuant to this Section of skilled or intermediate care facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, skilled or intermediate care facilities licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act, facilities licensed under the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, or nursing homes licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act shall be conducted on an annual basis no later than July 1 of each year and shall include among the information requested a list of all services provided by a facility to its residents and to the community at large and differentiate between active and inactive beds.
    In developing health care facility plans, the State Board shall consider, but shall not be limited to, the following:
        (a) The size, composition and growth of the
    
population of the area to be served;
        (b) The number of existing and planned facilities
    
offering similar programs;
        (c) The extent of utilization of existing facilities;
        (d) The availability of facilities which may serve as
    
alternatives or substitutes;
        (e) The availability of personnel necessary to the
    
operation of the facility;
        (f) Multi-institutional planning and the
    
establishment of multi-institutional systems where feasible;
        (g) The financial and economic feasibility of
    
proposed construction or modification; and
        (h) In the case of health care facilities established
    
by a religious body or denomination, the needs of the members of such religious body or denomination may be considered to be public need.
    The health care facility plans which are developed and adopted in accordance with this Section shall form the basis for the plan of the State to deal most effectively with statewide health needs in regard to health care facilities.
    (5) Coordinate with the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning and other state agencies having responsibilities affecting health care facilities, including those of licensure and cost reporting. Beginning no later than January 1, 2013, the Department of Public Health shall produce a written annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly regarding the development of the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning. The Chairman of the State Board and the State Board Administrator shall also receive a copy of the annual report.
    (6) Solicit, accept, hold and administer on behalf of the State any grants or bequests of money, securities or property for use by the State Board or Center for Comprehensive Health Planning in the administration of this Act; and enter into contracts consistent with the appropriations for purposes enumerated in this Act.
    (7) The State Board shall prescribe procedures for review, standards, and criteria which shall be utilized to make periodic reviews and determinations of the appropriateness of any existing health services being rendered by health care facilities subject to the Act. The State Board shall consider recommendations of the Board in making its determinations.
    (8) Prescribe, in consultation with the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning, rules, regulations, standards, and criteria for the conduct of an expeditious review of applications for permits for projects of construction or modification of a health care facility, which projects are classified as emergency, substantive, or non-substantive in nature.
    Six months after June 30, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 96-31), substantive projects shall include no more than the following:
        (a) Projects to construct (1) a new or replacement
    
facility located on a new site or (2) a replacement facility located on the same site as the original facility and the cost of the replacement facility exceeds the capital expenditure minimum, which shall be reviewed by the Board within 120 days;
        (b) Projects proposing a (1) new service within an
    
existing healthcare facility or (2) discontinuation of a service within an existing healthcare facility, which shall be reviewed by the Board within 60 days; or
        (c) Projects proposing a change in the bed capacity
    
of a health care facility by an increase in the total number of beds or by a redistribution of beds among various categories of service or by a relocation of beds from one physical facility or site to another by more than 20 beds or more than 10% of total bed capacity, as defined by the State Board, whichever is less, over a 2-year period.
    The Chairman may approve applications for exemption that meet the criteria set forth in rules or refer them to the full Board. The Chairman may approve any unopposed application that meets all of the review criteria or refer them to the full Board.
    Such rules shall not abridge the right of the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning to make recommendations on the classification and approval of projects, nor shall such rules prevent the conduct of a public hearing upon the timely request of an interested party. Such reviews shall not exceed 60 days from the date the application is declared to be complete.
    (9) Prescribe rules, regulations, standards, and criteria pertaining to the granting of permits for construction and modifications which are emergent in nature and must be undertaken immediately to prevent or correct structural deficiencies or hazardous conditions that may harm or injure persons using the facility, as defined in the rules and regulations of the State Board. This procedure is exempt from public hearing requirements of this Act.
    (10) Prescribe rules, regulations, standards and criteria for the conduct of an expeditious review, not exceeding 60 days, of applications for permits for projects to construct or modify health care facilities which are needed for the care and treatment of persons who have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related conditions.
    (11) Issue written decisions upon request of the applicant or an adversely affected party to the Board. Requests for a written decision shall be made within 15 days after the Board meeting in which a final decision has been made. A "final decision" for purposes of this Act is the decision to approve or deny an application, or take other actions permitted under this Act, at the time and date of the meeting that such action is scheduled by the Board. The staff of the Board shall prepare a written copy of the final decision and the Board shall approve a final copy for inclusion in the formal record. The Board shall consider, for approval, the written draft of the final decision no later than the next scheduled Board meeting. The written decision shall identify the applicable criteria and factors listed in this Act and the Board's regulations that were taken into consideration by the Board when coming to a final decision. If the Board denies or fails to approve an application for permit or exemption, the Board shall include in the final decision a detailed explanation as to why the application was denied and identify what specific criteria or standards the applicant did not fulfill.
    (12) Require at least one of its members to participate in any public hearing, after the appointment of a majority of the members to the Board.
    (13) Provide a mechanism for the public to comment on, and request changes to, draft rules and standards.
    (14) Implement public information campaigns to regularly inform the general public about the opportunity for public hearings and public hearing procedures.
    (15) Establish a separate set of rules and guidelines for long-term care that recognizes that nursing homes are a different business line and service model from other regulated facilities. An open and transparent process shall be developed that considers the following: how skilled nursing fits in the continuum of care with other care providers, modernization of nursing homes, establishment of more private rooms, development of alternative services, and current trends in long-term care services. The Chairman of the Board shall appoint a permanent Health Services Review Board Long-term Care Facility Advisory Subcommittee that shall develop and recommend to the Board the rules to be established by the Board under this paragraph (15). The Subcommittee shall also provide continuous review and commentary on policies and procedures relative to long-term care and the review of related projects. In consultation with other experts from the health field of long-term care, the Board and the Subcommittee shall study new approaches to the current bed need formula and Health Service Area boundaries to encourage flexibility and innovation in design models reflective of the changing long-term care marketplace and consumer preferences. The Subcommittee shall evaluate, and make recommendations to the State Board regarding, the buying, selling, and exchange of beds between long-term care facilities within a specified geographic area or drive time. The Board shall file the proposed related administrative rules for the separate rules and guidelines for long-term care required by this paragraph (15) by no later than September 30, 2011. The Subcommittee shall be provided a reasonable and timely opportunity to review and comment on any review, revision, or updating of the criteria, standards, procedures, and rules used to evaluate project applications as provided under Section 12.3 of this Act.
    (16) Establish a separate set of rules and guidelines for facilities licensed under the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013. An application for the re-establishment of a facility in connection with the relocation of the facility shall not be granted unless the applicant has a contractual relationship with at least one hospital to provide emergency and inpatient mental health services required by facility consumers, and at least one community mental health agency to provide oversight and assistance to facility consumers while living in the facility, and appropriate services, including case management, to assist them to prepare for discharge and reside stably in the community thereafter. No new facilities licensed under the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013 shall be established after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly except in connection with the relocation of an existing facility to a new location. An application for a new location shall not be approved unless there are adequate community services accessible to the consumers within a reasonable distance, or by use of public transportation, so as to facilitate the goal of achieving maximum individual self-care and independence. At no time shall the total number of authorized beds under this Act in facilities licensed under the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013 exceed the number of authorized beds on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 97-1045, eff. 8-21-13; 97-1115, eff. 8-27-12; 98-414, eff. 1-1-14; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-651, eff. 6-16-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-1086)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 12. Powers and duties of State Board. For purposes of this Act, the State Board shall exercise the following powers and duties:
    (1) Prescribe rules, regulations, standards, criteria, procedures or reviews which may vary according to the purpose for which a particular review is being conducted or the type of project reviewed and which are required to carry out the provisions and purposes of this Act. Policies and procedures of the State Board shall take into consideration the priorities and needs of medically underserved areas and other health care services identified through the comprehensive health planning process, giving special consideration to the impact of projects on access to safety net services.
    (2) Adopt procedures for public notice and hearing on all proposed rules, regulations, standards, criteria, and plans required to carry out the provisions of this Act.
    (3) (Blank).
    (4) Develop criteria and standards for health care facilities planning, conduct statewide inventories of health care facilities, maintain an updated inventory on the Board's web site reflecting the most recent bed and service changes and updated need determinations when new census data become available or new need formulae are adopted, and develop health care facility plans which shall be utilized in the review of applications for permit under this Act. Such health facility plans shall be coordinated by the Board with pertinent State Plans. Inventories pursuant to this Section of skilled or intermediate care facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, skilled or intermediate care facilities licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act, facilities licensed under the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, or nursing homes licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act shall be conducted on an annual basis no later than July 1 of each year and shall include among the information requested a list of all services provided by a facility to its residents and to the community at large and differentiate between active and inactive beds.
    In developing health care facility plans, the State Board shall consider, but shall not be limited to, the following:
        (a) The size, composition and growth of the
    
population of the area to be served;
        (b) The number of existing and planned facilities
    
offering similar programs;
        (c) The extent of utilization of existing facilities;
        (d) The availability of facilities which may serve as
    
alternatives or substitutes;
        (e) The availability of personnel necessary to the
    
operation of the facility;
        (f) Multi-institutional planning and the
    
establishment of multi-institutional systems where feasible;
        (g) The financial and economic feasibility of
    
proposed construction or modification; and
        (h) In the case of health care facilities established
    
by a religious body or denomination, the needs of the members of such religious body or denomination may be considered to be public need.
    The health care facility plans which are developed and adopted in accordance with this Section shall form the basis for the plan of the State to deal most effectively with statewide health needs in regard to health care facilities.
    (5) Coordinate with the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning and other state agencies having responsibilities affecting health care facilities, including those of licensure and cost reporting. Beginning no later than January 1, 2013, the Department of Public Health shall produce a written annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly regarding the development of the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning. The Chairman of the State Board and the State Board Administrator shall also receive a copy of the annual report.
    (6) Solicit, accept, hold and administer on behalf of the State any grants or bequests of money, securities or property for use by the State Board or Center for Comprehensive Health Planning in the administration of this Act; and enter into contracts consistent with the appropriations for purposes enumerated in this Act.
    (7) The State Board shall prescribe procedures for review, standards, and criteria which shall be utilized to make periodic reviews and determinations of the appropriateness of any existing health services being rendered by health care facilities subject to the Act. The State Board shall consider recommendations of the Board in making its determinations.
    (8) Prescribe, in consultation with the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning, rules, regulations, standards, and criteria for the conduct of an expeditious review of applications for permits for projects of construction or modification of a health care facility, which projects are classified as emergency, substantive, or non-substantive in nature.
    Six months after June 30, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 96-31), substantive projects shall include no more than the following:
        (a) Projects to construct (1) a new or replacement
    
facility located on a new site or (2) a replacement facility located on the same site as the original facility and the cost of the replacement facility exceeds the capital expenditure minimum, which shall be reviewed by the Board within 120 days;
        (b) Projects proposing a (1) new service within an
    
existing healthcare facility or (2) discontinuation of a service within an existing healthcare facility, which shall be reviewed by the Board within 60 days; or
        (c) Projects proposing a change in the bed capacity
    
of a health care facility by an increase in the total number of beds or by a redistribution of beds among various categories of service or by a relocation of beds from one physical facility or site to another by more than 20 beds or more than 10% of total bed capacity, as defined by the State Board, whichever is less, over a 2-year period.
    The Chairman may approve applications for exemption that meet the criteria set forth in rules or refer them to the full Board. The Chairman may approve any unopposed application that meets all of the review criteria or refer them to the full Board.
    Such rules shall not abridge the right of the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning to make recommendations on the classification and approval of projects, nor shall such rules prevent the conduct of a public hearing upon the timely request of an interested party. Such reviews shall not exceed 60 days from the date the application is declared to be complete.
    (9) Prescribe rules, regulations, standards, and criteria pertaining to the granting of permits for construction and modifications which are emergent in nature and must be undertaken immediately to prevent or correct structural deficiencies or hazardous conditions that may harm or injure persons using the facility, as defined in the rules and regulations of the State Board. This procedure is exempt from public hearing requirements of this Act.
    (10) Prescribe rules, regulations, standards and criteria for the conduct of an expeditious review, not exceeding 60 days, of applications for permits for projects to construct or modify health care facilities which are needed for the care and treatment of persons who have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related conditions.
    (11) Issue written decisions upon request of the applicant or an adversely affected party to the Board. Requests for a written decision shall be made within 15 days after the Board meeting in which a final decision has been made. A "final decision" for purposes of this Act is the decision to approve or deny an application, or take other actions permitted under this Act, at the time and date of the meeting that such action is scheduled by the Board. State Board members shall provide their rationale when voting on an item before the State Board at a State Board meeting in order to comply with subsection (b) of Section 3-108 of the Administrative Review Law of the Code of Civil Procedure. The transcript of the State Board meeting shall be incorporated into the Board's final decision. The staff of the Board shall prepare a written copy of the final decision and the Board shall approve a final copy for inclusion in the formal record. The Board shall consider, for approval, the written draft of the final decision no later than the next scheduled Board meeting. The written decision shall identify the applicable criteria and factors listed in this Act and the Board's regulations that were taken into consideration by the Board when coming to a final decision. If the Board denies or fails to approve an application for permit or exemption, the Board shall include in the final decision a detailed explanation as to why the application was denied and identify what specific criteria or standards the applicant did not fulfill.
    (12) Require at least one of its members to participate in any public hearing, after the appointment of a majority of the members to the Board.
    (13) Provide a mechanism for the public to comment on, and request changes to, draft rules and standards.
    (14) Implement public information campaigns to regularly inform the general public about the opportunity for public hearings and public hearing procedures.
    (15) Establish a separate set of rules and guidelines for long-term care that recognizes that nursing homes are a different business line and service model from other regulated facilities. An open and transparent process shall be developed that considers the following: how skilled nursing fits in the continuum of care with other care providers, modernization of nursing homes, establishment of more private rooms, development of alternative services, and current trends in long-term care services. The Chairman of the Board shall appoint a permanent Health Services Review Board Long-term Care Facility Advisory Subcommittee that shall develop and recommend to the Board the rules to be established by the Board under this paragraph (15). The Subcommittee shall also provide continuous review and commentary on policies and procedures relative to long-term care and the review of related projects. In consultation with other experts from the health field of long-term care, the Board and the Subcommittee shall study new approaches to the current bed need formula and Health Service Area boundaries to encourage flexibility and innovation in design models reflective of the changing long-term care marketplace and consumer preferences. The Subcommittee shall evaluate, and make recommendations to the State Board regarding, the buying, selling, and exchange of beds between long-term care facilities within a specified geographic area or drive time. The Board shall file the proposed related administrative rules for the separate rules and guidelines for long-term care required by this paragraph (15) by no later than September 30, 2011. The Subcommittee shall be provided a reasonable and timely opportunity to review and comment on any review, revision, or updating of the criteria, standards, procedures, and rules used to evaluate project applications as provided under Section 12.3 of this Act.
    (16) Prescribe and provide forms pertaining to the State Board Staff Report. A State Board Staff Report shall pertain to applications that include, but are not limited to, applications for permit or exemption, applications for permit renewal, applications for extension of the obligation period, applications requesting a declaratory ruling, or applications under the Health Care Worker Self Referral Act. State Board Staff Reports shall compare applications to the relevant review criteria under the Board's rules.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 97-1045, eff. 8-21-13; 97-1115, eff. 8-27-12; 98-414, eff. 1-1-14; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-1086, eff. 8-26-14.)

20 ILCS 3960/12.1

    (20 ILCS 3960/12.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1162.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 12.1. The State Board shall, by rule, define terms and set those conditions necessary to implement the Health Care Worker Self-Referral Act. The rules shall be promulgated and adopted exclusively and solely by the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

20 ILCS 3960/12.2

    (20 ILCS 3960/12.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 12.2. Powers of the State Board staff. For purposes of this Act, the staff shall exercise the following powers and duties:
    (1) Review applications for permits and exemptions in accordance with the standards, criteria, and plans of need established by the State Board under this Act and certify its finding to the State Board.
    (1.5) Post the following on the Board's web site: relevant (i) rules, (ii) standards, (iii) criteria, (iv) State norms, (v) references used by Board staff in making determinations about whether application criteria are met, and (vi) notices of project-related filings, including notice of public comments related to the application.
    (2) Charge and collect an amount determined by the State Board and the staff to be reasonable fees for the processing of applications by the State Board. The State Board shall set the amounts by rule. Application fees for continuing care retirement communities, and other health care models that include regulated and unregulated components, shall apply only to those components subject to regulation under this Act. All fees and fines collected under the provisions of this Act shall be deposited into the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Fund to be used for the expenses of administering this Act.
    (2.1) Publish the following reports on the State Board website:
        (A) An annual accounting, aggregated by category and
    
with names of parties redacted, of fees, fines, and other revenue collected as well as expenses incurred, in the administration of this Act.
        (B) An annual report, with names of the parties
    
redacted, that summarizes all settlement agreements entered into with the State Board that resolve an alleged instance of noncompliance with State Board requirements under this Act.
        (C) A monthly report that includes the status of
    
applications and recommendations regarding updates to the standard, criteria, or the health plan as appropriate.
        (D) Board reports showing the degree to which an
    
application conforms to the review standards, a summation of relevant public testimony, and any additional information that staff wants to communicate.
    (3) Coordinate with other State agencies having responsibilities affecting health care facilities, including the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning and those of licensure and cost reporting.
(Source: P.A. 98-1086, eff. 8-26-14.)

20 ILCS 3960/12.3

    (20 ILCS 3960/12.3)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 12.3. Revision of criteria, standards, and rules. At least every 2 years, the State Board shall review, revise, and update the criteria, standards, and rules used to evaluate applications for permit. To the extent practicable, the criteria, standards, and rules shall be based on objective criteria using the inventory and recommendations of the Comprehensive Health Plan for guidance. The Board may appoint temporary advisory committees made up of experts with professional competence in the subject matter of the proposed standards or criteria to assist in the development of revisions to standards and criteria. In particular, the review of the criteria, standards, and rules shall consider:
        (1) Whether the criteria and standards reflect
    
current industry standards and anticipated trends.
        (2) Whether the criteria and standards can be reduced
    
or eliminated.
        (3) Whether criteria and standards can be developed
    
to authorize the construction of unfinished space for future use when the ultimate need for such space can be reasonably projected.
        (4) Whether the criteria and standards take into
    
account issues related to population growth and changing demographics in a community.
        (5) Whether facility-defined service and planning
    
areas should be recognized.
        (6) Whether categories of service that are subject to
    
review should be re-evaluated, including provisions related to structural, functional, and operational differences between long-term care facilities and acute care facilities and that allow routine changes of ownership, facility sales, and closure requests to be processed on a more timely basis.
(Source: P.A. 96-31, eff. 6-30-09.)

20 ILCS 3960/12.4

    (20 ILCS 3960/12.4)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 12.4. Hospital reduction in health care services; notice. If a hospital reduces any of the Categories of Service as outlined in Title 77, Chapter II, Part 1110 in the Illinois Administrative Code, or any other service as defined by rule by the State Board, by 50% or more according to rules adopted by the State Board, then within 30 days after reducing the service, the hospital must give written notice of the reduction in service to the State Board, the Department of Public Health, and the State Senator and 2 State Representatives serving the legislative district in which the hospital is located. The State Board shall adopt rules to implement this Section, including rules that specify (i) how each health care service is defined, if not already defined in the State Board's rules, and (ii) what constitutes a reduction in service of 50% or more.
(Source: P.A. 93-940, eff. 1-1-05.)

20 ILCS 3960/12.5

    (20 ILCS 3960/12.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 12.5. Update existing bed inventory and associated bed need projections. While the Task Force on Health Planning Reform will make long-term recommendations related to the method and formula for calculating the bed inventory and associated bed need projections, there is a current need for the bed inventory to be updated prior to the issuance of the recommendations of the Task Force. Therefore, the State Board shall immediately update the existing bed inventory and associated bed need projections required by Sections 12 and 12.3 of this Act, using the most recently published historical utilization data, 5-year population projections, and an appropriate migration factor for the medical-surgical and pediatric category of service which shall be no less than 50%. The State Board shall provide written documentation providing the methodology and rationale used to determine the appropriate migration factor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1115, eff. 8-27-12; 98-1086, eff. 8-26-14.)

20 ILCS 3960/13

    (20 ILCS 3960/13) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1163)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 13. Investigation of applications for permits and certificates of recognition. The State Board shall make or cause to be made such investigations as it deems necessary in connection with an application for a permit or an application for a certificate of recognition, or in connection with a determination of whether or not construction or modification which has been commenced is in accord with the permit issued by the State Board or whether construction or modification has been commenced without a permit having been obtained. The State Board may issue subpoenas duces tecum requiring the production of records and may administer oaths to such witnesses.
    Any circuit court of this State, upon the application of the State Board or upon the application of any party to such proceedings, may, in its discretion, compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books, papers, records, or memoranda and the giving of testimony before the State Board, by a proceeding as for contempt, or otherwise, in the same manner as production of evidence may be compelled before the court.
    The State Board shall require all health facilities operating in this State to provide such reasonable reports at such times and containing such information as is needed by it to carry out the purposes and provisions of this Act. Prior to collecting information from health facilities, the State Board shall make reasonable efforts through a public process to consult with health facilities and associations that represent them to determine whether data and information requests will result in useful information for health planning, whether sufficient information is available from other sources, and whether data requested is routinely collected by health facilities and is available without retrospective record review. Data and information requests shall not impose undue paperwork burdens on health care facilities and personnel. Health facilities not complying with this requirement shall be reported to licensing, accrediting, certifying, or payment agencies as being in violation of State law. Health care facilities and other parties at interest shall have reasonable access, under rules established by the State Board, to all planning information submitted in accord with this Act pertaining to their area.
    Among the reports to be required by the State Board are facility questionnaires for health care facilities licensed under the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act, the Hospital Licensing Act, the Nursing Home Care Act, the ID/DD Community Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, or the End Stage Renal Disease Facility Act. These questionnaires shall be conducted on an annual basis and compiled by the State Board. For health care facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act or the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, these reports shall include, but not be limited to, the identification of specialty services provided by the facility to patients, residents, and the community at large. Annual reports for facilities licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act shall be different from the annual reports required of other health care facilities and shall be specific to those facilities licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act. The Health Facilities and Services Review Board shall consult with associations representing facilities licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act when developing the information requested in these annual reports. For health care facilities that contain long term care beds, the reports shall also include the number of staffed long term care beds, physical capacity for long term care beds at the facility, and long term care beds available for immediate occupancy. For purposes of this paragraph, "long term care beds" means beds (i) licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, (ii) licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act, (iii) licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act, or (iv) licensed under the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act and certified as skilled nursing or nursing facility beds under Medicaid or Medicare.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 97-980, eff. 8-17-12; 98-1086, eff. 8-26-14.)

20 ILCS 3960/13.1

    (20 ILCS 3960/13.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1163.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 13.1. Any person establishing, constructing, or modifying a health care facility or portion thereof without obtaining a required permit, or in violation of the terms of the required permit, shall not be eligible to apply for any necessary operating licenses or be eligible for payment by any State agency for services rendered in that facility until the required permit is obtained.
(Source: P.A. 88-18.)

20 ILCS 3960/14

    (20 ILCS 3960/14) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1164)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 14. Any person acquiring major medical equipment or establishing, constructing or modifying a health care facility without a permit issued under this Act or in violation of the terms of such a permit is guilty of a business offense and may be fined up to $25,000. The State's Attorneys of the several counties or the Attorney General shall represent the People of the State of Illinois in proceedings under this Section. The prosecution of an offense under this Section shall not prohibit the imposition of any other sanction provided under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-18.)

20 ILCS 3960/14.1

    (20 ILCS 3960/14.1)
    Sec. 14.1. Denial of permit; other sanctions.
    (a) The State Board may deny an application for a permit or may revoke or take other action as permitted by this Act with regard to a permit as the State Board deems appropriate, including the imposition of fines as set forth in this Section, for any one or a combination of the following:
        (1) The acquisition of major medical equipment
    
without a permit or in violation of the terms of a permit.
        (2) The establishment, construction, or modification
    
of a health care facility without a permit or in violation of the terms of a permit.
        (3) The violation of any provision of this Act or any
    
rule adopted under this Act.
        (4) The failure, by any person subject to this Act,
    
to provide information requested by the State Board or Agency within 30 days after a formal written request for the information.
        (5) The failure to pay any fine imposed under this
    
Section within 30 days of its imposition.
    (a-5) For facilities licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act, no permit shall be denied on the basis of prior operator history, other than for actions specified under item (2), (4), or (5) of Section 3-117 of the ID/DD Community Care Act. For facilities licensed under the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, no permit shall be denied on the basis of prior operator history, other than for actions specified under item (2), (4), or (5) of Section 3-117 of the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act. For facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, no permit shall be denied on the basis of prior operator history, other than for: (i) actions specified under item (2), (3), (4), (5), or (6) of Section 3-117 of the Nursing Home Care Act; (ii) actions specified under item (a)(6) of Section 3-119 of the Nursing Home Care Act; or (iii) actions within the preceding 5 years constituting a substantial and repeated failure to comply with the Nursing Home Care Act or the rules and regulations adopted by the Department under that Act. The State Board shall not deny a permit on account of any action described in this subsection (a-5) without also considering all such actions in the light of all relevant information available to the State Board, including whether the permit is sought to substantially comply with a mandatory or voluntary plan of correction associated with any action described in this subsection (a-5).
    (b) Persons shall be subject to fines as follows:
        (1) A permit holder who fails to comply with the
    
requirements of maintaining a valid permit shall be fined an amount not to exceed 1% of the approved permit amount plus an additional 1% of the approved permit amount for each 30-day period, or fraction thereof, that the violation continues.
        (2) A permit holder who alters the scope of an
    
approved project or whose project costs exceed the allowable permit amount without first obtaining approval from the State Board shall be fined an amount not to exceed the sum of (i) the lesser of $25,000 or 2% of the approved permit amount and (ii) in those cases where the approved permit amount is exceeded by more than $1,000,000, an additional $20,000 for each $1,000,000, or fraction thereof, in excess of the approved permit amount.
        (2.5) A permit holder who fails to comply with the
    
post-permit and reporting requirements set forth in Section 5 shall be fined an amount not to exceed $10,000 plus an additional $10,000 for each 30-day period, or fraction thereof, that the violation continues. This fine shall continue to accrue until the date that (i) the post-permit requirements are met and the post-permit reports are received by the State Board or (ii) the matter is referred by the State Board to the State Board's legal counsel. The accrued fine is not waived by the permit holder submitting the required information and reports. Prior to any fine beginning to accrue, the Board shall notify, in writing, a permit holder of the due date for the post-permit and reporting requirements no later than 30 days before the due date for the requirements. This paragraph (2.5) takes effect 6 months after August 27, 2012 (the effective date of Public Act 97-1115).
        (3) A person who acquires major medical equipment or
    
who establishes a category of service without first obtaining a permit or exemption, as the case may be, shall be fined an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each such acquisition or category of service established plus an additional $10,000 for each 30-day period, or fraction thereof, that the violation continues.
        (4) A person who constructs, modifies, or establishes
    
a health care facility without first obtaining a permit shall be fined an amount not to exceed $25,000 plus an additional $25,000 for each 30-day period, or fraction thereof, that the violation continues.
        (5) A person who discontinues a health care facility
    
or a category of service without first obtaining a permit shall be fined an amount not to exceed $10,000 plus an additional $10,000 for each 30-day period, or fraction thereof, that the violation continues. For purposes of this subparagraph (5), facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act or the ID/DD Community Care Act, with the exceptions of facilities operated by a county or Illinois Veterans Homes, are exempt from this permit requirement. However, facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act or the ID/DD Community Care Act must comply with Section 3-423 of the Nursing Home Care Act or Section 3-423 of the ID/DD Community Care Act and must provide the Board and the Department of Human Services with 30 days' written notice of its intent to close. Facilities licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act also must provide the Board and the Department of Human Services with 30 days' written notice of its intent to reduce the number of beds for a facility.
        (6) A person subject to this Act who fails to provide
    
information requested by the State Board or Agency within 30 days of a formal written request shall be fined an amount not to exceed $1,000 plus an additional $1,000 for each 30-day period, or fraction thereof, that the information is not received by the State Board or Agency.
    (c) Before imposing any fine authorized under this Section, the State Board shall afford the person or permit holder, as the case may be, an appearance before the State Board and an opportunity for a hearing before a hearing officer appointed by the State Board. The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with Section 10.
    (d) All fines collected under this Act shall be transmitted to the State Treasurer, who shall deposit them into the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 97-980, eff. 8-17-12; 97-1115, eff. 8-27-12; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 3960/15

    (20 ILCS 3960/15) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1165)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 15. Notwithstanding the existence or pursuit of any other remedy, the State Board may, in the manner provided by law, upon the advice of the Attorney General who shall represent the State Board in the proceedings, maintain an action in the name of the State for injunction or other process against any person or governmental unit to restrain or prevent the acquisition of major medical equipment, or the establishment, construction or modification of a health care facility without the required permit, or to restrain or prevent the occupancy or utilization of the equipment acquired or facility which was constructed or modified without the required permit.
(Source: P.A. 98-1086, eff. 8-26-14.)

20 ILCS 3960/15.1

    (20 ILCS 3960/15.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1165.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 15.1. No individual who, as a member of the State Board, or as an employee of the State, shall, by reason of his performance of any duty, function, or activity required of, or authorized to be undertaken by this Act, be liable for the payment of damages under any law of the State, if he has acted within the scope of such duty, function, or activity, has exercised due care, and has acted, with respect to that performance, without malice toward any person affected by it.
(Source: P.A. 96-31, eff. 6-30-09.)

20 ILCS 3960/15.5

    (20 ILCS 3960/15.5)
    Sec. 15.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 95-771, eff. 7-31-08. Repealed by P.A. 96-31, eff. 6-30-09.)

20 ILCS 3960/16

    (20 ILCS 3960/16) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1166)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 16. If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall be held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the provisions or application of this Act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of the Act are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 78-1156.)

20 ILCS 3960/17

    (20 ILCS 3960/17) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1167)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 17. It is hereby specifically declared that the powers and functions exercised and performed by the State pursuant to this Act are exclusive to the State of Illinois and that these powers and functions shall not be exercised, either independently or concurrently, by any home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 78-1156.)

20 ILCS 3960/18

    (20 ILCS 3960/18) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1168)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 18. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, as now or hereafter amended, is hereby expressly adopted and incorporated herein and shall apply to the State Board and the Agency as if all of the provisions of such Act were included in this Act; except that in case of a conflict between the Administrative Procedure Act and this Act the provisions of this Act shall control. This Section applies to the Agency and the State Board 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1977.
(Source: P.A. 80-818.)

20 ILCS 3960/19

    (20 ILCS 3960/19)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 19. Rules. The rules promulgated by the Agency under this Act that are in effect on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995, as contained in Title 77 of the Illinois Administrative Code, Chapter II, Parts 1100 through 1260, inclusive, shall be the rules of the State Board. Any proposed rule in the process of promulgation by the Agency on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 shall be considered to be a rule proposed by the State Board and shall retain the same status in the promulgation process.
(Source: P.A. 89-276, eff. 8-10-95.)

20 ILCS 3960/19.5

    (20 ILCS 3960/19.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019 and as provided internally)
    Sec. 19.5. Audit. Twenty-four months after the last member of the 9-member Board is appointed, as required under this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, and 36 months thereafter, the Auditor General shall commence a performance audit of the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning, State Board, and the Certificate of Need processes to determine:
        (1) whether progress is being made to develop a
    
Comprehensive Health Plan and whether resources are sufficient to meet the goals of the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning;
        (2) whether changes to the Certificate of Need
    
processes are being implemented effectively, as well as their impact, if any, on access to safety net services; and
        (3) whether fines and settlements are fair,
    
consistent, and in proportion to the degree of violations.
    The Auditor General must report on the results of the audit to the General Assembly.
    This Section is repealed when the Auditor General files his or her report with the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 96-31, eff. 6-30-09.)

20 ILCS 3960/19.5.1

    (20 ILCS 3960/19.5.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 19.5.1. Applicability of changes made by this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly. The changes to this Act made by this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly apply only to applications or modifications to permit applications filed on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 97-1115, eff. 8-27-12.)

20 ILCS 3960/19.6

    (20 ILCS 3960/19.6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 19.6. Repeal. This Act is repealed on December 31, 2019.
(Source: P.A. 95-1, eff. 3-30-07; 95-5, eff. 5-31-07; 95-771, eff. 7-31-08; 96-31, eff. 6-30-09.)