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90_SB0191 305 ILCS 5/4-20 new Amends the AFDC Article of the Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Public Aid (before July 1, 1997) and the Department of Human Services (on and after July 1, 1997) to advise AFDC applicants of the availability of standard childhood immunizations through county or multiple-county health departments. Requires AFDC recipients to submit proof that children have received immunizations. Authorizes exceptions to immunization requirement for religious reasons or other good cause. Effective immediately. LRB9001107DJcd LRB9001107DJcd 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Public Aid Code by adding 2 Section 4-20. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by 6 adding Section 4-20 as follows: 7 (305 ILCS 5/4-20 new) 8 Sec. 4-20. Immunizations. Statewide, the Illinois 9 Department shall advise applicants for aid under this Article 10 of the availability of standard childhood immunizations 11 through the county or multiple-county health department. 12 Within 12 months after a determination of eligibility for aid 13 under this Article or at the next scheduled full 14 redetermination, a recipient must submit to the Illinois 15 Department proof that the children for whom the recipient 16 receives benefits have received their standard childhood 17 immunizations. If a recipient fails to provide this proof of 18 immunization, the Illinois Department shall review the case 19 to determine whether sanctions should be imposed. The 20 Illinois Department shall waive this requirement (i) if the 21 failure to immunize the children is because of religious 22 reasons or other good cause or (ii) upon proof that the 23 immunization sequence has been started. 24 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 25 becoming law.
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