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PUBLIC HEALTH
(410 ILCS 230/) Problem Pregnancy Health Services and Care Act.

410 ILCS 230/Art. I

 
    (410 ILCS 230/Art. I heading)
ARTICLE I. SHORT TITLE

410 ILCS 230/1-100

    (410 ILCS 230/1-100) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4601-100)
    Sec. 1-100. This Act may be cited as the Problem Pregnancy Health Services and Care Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)

410 ILCS 230/Art. II

 
    (410 ILCS 230/Art. II heading)
ARTICLE II. LEGISLATIVE DECLARATION.

410 ILCS 230/2-100

    (410 ILCS 230/2-100) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4602-100)
    Sec. 2-100. (A) The General Assembly finds:
    (1) The problems of problem pregnancy and parenthood are multiple and complex and are best approached through a variety of integrated and essential services;
    (2) Such services, including a wide array of educational and supportive services often are not available to persons who need them, or are available but fragmented and thus of limited effectiveness in preventing pregnancies and future welfare dependency.
    (3) State policy therefore should encourage the development of appropriate health, educational, and social services where they are now lacking or inadequate, and the better coordination of existing services where they are available, in order to assist problem pregnancies and to help those people in need to become productive independent contributors to family and community life.
    (B) It is, therefore, the purpose of this Act:
    (1) To establish better linkages among existing programs in order to expand and improve the availability of, and access to, needed comprehensive community services which assist problem pregnancies and to obtain proper care and assistance to those persons in need to become productive independent contributors to family and community life;
    (2) To expand the availability of community services that are essential to that objective; and
    (3) To promote innovative, comprehensive and integrated approaches to the delivery of such services.
(Source: P.A. 81-1106.)

410 ILCS 230/Art. III

 
    (410 ILCS 230/Art. III heading)
ARTICLE III. DEFINITIONS

410 ILCS 230/3-100

    (410 ILCS 230/3-100) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4603-100)
    Sec. 3-100. For purposes of this Act the words and phrases defined in this Article shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Article unless the context requires otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

410 ILCS 230/3-101

    (410 ILCS 230/3-101) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4603-101)
    Sec. 3-101. "Department" means the Department of Human Services.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

410 ILCS 230/3-102

    (410 ILCS 230/3-102) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4603-102)
    Sec. 3-102. "Secretary" means the Secretary of Human Services.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

410 ILCS 230/Art. IV

 
    (410 ILCS 230/Art. IV heading)
ARTICLE IV. AUTHORITY TO MAKE GRANTS

410 ILCS 230/4-100

    (410 ILCS 230/4-100) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4604-100)
    Sec. 4-100. The Department may make grants to nonprofit agencies and organizations which do not use such grants to refer or counsel for, or perform, abortions and which coordinate and establish linkages among services that will further the purposes of this Act and, where appropriate, will provide, supplement, or improve the quality of such services.
(Source: P.A. 83-51.)

410 ILCS 230/4-101

    (410 ILCS 230/4-101) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4604-101)
    Sec. 4-101. (A) Funds provided under this Act may be used by grantees to:
        (1) Link services to-
            (a) assist problem pregnancies, and
            (b) assist those who are pregnant or who have
        
already had their babies to obtain proper care and become productive and independent contributors to family and community life;
        (2) Identify and provide access to other services to
    
help assist problem pregnancy and assist those persons in becoming productive and independent contributors to family and community life;
        (3) Supplement services and care not adequate in the
    
community which are essential to assist problem pregnancy and to assist those in need in becoming productive and independent contributors to family and community life;
        (4) Provide technical assistance to enable other
    
communities to develop successful problem pregnancy prevention and pregnancy-related programs for those in need, however, no person shall, under the authority of this Act, dispense oral contraceptives or other birth control devices or medication;
        (5) Provide training (but not including institutional
    
training or training and assistance provided by consultants) to providers of services, including skills in multi-disciplinary approaches to problem pregnancy-related services and in the provision of such services.
    (B) For purposes of this Act, projects which link services means projects which enable the provision of a comprehensive set of services in a single setting or establish a well-coordinated network of services in a community, including outreach, the making available of services in a convenient manner and in easily accessible locations, and follow-up to assure that those persons in need are receiving appropriate assistance. The services which may be included in such projects include education at the community level concerning sexuality and the responsibilities of parenthood, health, mental health, nutrition, education, vocational, and employment counseling, prenatal and postpartum health care, residential care and pregnant adolescents, and services to enable pregnant adolescents to remain in school or to continue their education.
    (C) Grantees may not establish income eligibility requirements for services paid for with funds under this Act, but grantees shall ensure that priority is given to the objective of making such services available to those persons in need at risk of initial or repeat pregnancies who are not able to obtain needed assistance through other means.
    (D) Grantees may charge fees for services paid for with funds under this Act, but only pursuant to a fee schedule, approved by the Secretary as a part of the application described in Section 4-103, which bases fees charged by the grantee on the income of the service recipients and takes account of the difficulty some persons face in obtaining resources to pay for services.
    (E) Except as provided in this subsection, in no case may a grantee under this Act use in excess of 50 per centum of its grant under this Act in any year to cover any part of the cost of services. The Secretary may grant a waiver of the limitation specified in the preceding sentence in accordance with criteria to be specified in regulations.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

410 ILCS 230/4-102

    (410 ILCS 230/4-102) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4604-102)
    Sec. 4-102. (A) In approving applications for grants under this Act, the Secretary shall give priority to applicants who:
        (1) serve an area where there is a high incidence of
    
adolescent and problem pregnancy;
        (2) show evidence of having the ability to bring
    
together a wide range of needed services in comprehensive single-site projects, or to establish a well integrated network of outreach to, and services for, problem pregnancies;
        (3) will utilize, as a base, existing programs and
    
facilities, such as neighborhood and primary health care centers, children and youth centers, maternal and infant health centers, school educational programs, mental health programs, nutrition programs, recreation programs, and other ongoing problem pregnancy-related services;
        (4) make use, to the maximum extent feasible, of
    
other federal, state and local funds, programs, contributions, and other third party reimbursements;
        (5) can demonstrate a community commitment to the
    
program by making available to the project nonfederal funds, personnel, and facilities;
        (6) have involved the community to be served,
    
including public and private agencies, in the planning and implementation of the project.
    (B) The amount of a grant under this Act shall be determined by the Secretary, based on factors such as the incidence of problem pregnancy in the geographic area to be served, and the adequacy of problem pregnancy-related services in the area to be served.
        (1) The grant may cover not to exceed 70 per centum
    
of the costs of a project assisted under this Act for the first and second years of the project. Subject to paragraph (2), in each year succeeding the second year of the project the amount of the State grant under this Act shall decrease by no less than ten percent of the amount of the State grant under this Act in the preceding year.
        (2) The Secretary may waive the limitation specified
    
in the preceding paragraph in any year in accordance with criteria to be specified in regulations.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

410 ILCS 230/4-103

    (410 ILCS 230/4-103) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4604-103)
    Sec. 4-103. An application for a grant under this Act shall be in such form and contain such information as the Secretary may require, but must include:
    (1) an identification of the incidence of a problem and/or adolescent pregnancy and related problems;
    (2) a description of the economic conditions and income levels in the geographic area to be served;
    (3) a description of existing problem pregnancy-related services, including where, how, by whom and to whom they are provided, and the extent to which they are coordinated in the geographic area to be served;
    (4) a description of the major unmet needs for services for these persons at risk of initial or repeat problem pregnancies, the number of persons currently served in the area, and the number of persons not being served in the area;
    (5) a description of certain core services to be included in the project or provided by the grantee, to whom they will be provided, how they will be linked, and their source of funding, to include some, but not necessarily all, of the following:
        (a) health and mental counseling;
        (b) vocational counseling;
        (c) educational services, which supplement regular
    
school programs, to help prevent adolescent pregnancy and to assist pregnant adolescents and adolescent parents to remain in school or to continue their education;
        (d) primary and preventive health services including
    
pre- and post-natal care; and
        (e) nutritional services, and nutritional information
    
and counseling;
    (6) a description of how those persons needing services other than those provided directly by the grantee will be identified and how access and appropriate referral to those services (such as Medicaid; public assistance; employment services; infant, day and drop-in care services for adolescent parents; and other city, county and State programs related to problem pregnancy) will be provided;
    (7) a description of any fee schedule to be used for any services provided directly by the grantee and the method by which it was derived;
    (8) a description of all the services and activities to be linked, the results expected from the provision of such services and activities, and a description of the procedures to be used for evaluating those results.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

410 ILCS 230/Art. V

 
    (410 ILCS 230/Art. V heading)
ARTICLE V. IMPROVING COORDINATION OF STATE PROGRAMS

410 ILCS 230/5-100

    (410 ILCS 230/5-100) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4605-100)
    Sec. 5-100. (A) The Secretary shall coordinate State policies and programs providing services related to prevention of problem pregnancies. Among other things, the Secretary shall:
        (1) require that grantees under Title V report
    
periodically on State programs or policies that interfere with the delivery and coordination of problem pregnancy prevention and problem pregnancy-related services;
        (2) provide periodic on-site technical assistance to
    
nonprofit agencies and organizations to assure that coordination by grantees of State programs at the local level will be facilitated; and
        (3) give funding priority, where appropriate, to
    
grantees using single or coordinated grant applications for multiple programs.
    (B) The Secretary may set aside, in each fiscal year, not to exceed one per centum of the funds appropriated under this Act for evaluation of activities under Titles IV and V.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

410 ILCS 230/Art. VI

 
    (410 ILCS 230/Art. VI heading)
ARTICLE VI. EFFECTIVE DATE AND INSEVERABILITY

410 ILCS 230/6-100

    (410 ILCS 230/6-100) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4606-100)
    Sec. 6-100. No word, phrase, clause or provision of this Act is severable; and if any word, phrase, clause or provision of this Act is declared unconstitutional, no part of this Act shall be effectuated.
(Source: P.A. 81-1106.)

410 ILCS 230/6-101

    (410 ILCS 230/6-101) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4606-101)
    Sec. 6-101. This Act takes effect July 1, 1979.
(Source: P.A. 81-1106.)