Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Public Health to establish women's health clinics throughout the State to provide affordable health care for women. Requires the services provided at the women's health clinic to be offered at an affordable price and to include specified services, including women's health examinations, pregnancy confirmation, prenatal care, labor and delivery services, postpartum care, family planning examinations and birth control services, and care for sexually transmitted diseases and infections.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Public Health)
The legislation does not specify the total number or geographic locations of women's health clinics so there is no way to calculate the costs for the State to establish facilities directed to provide the following services: annual women's health examinations, pregnancy confirmation services, prenatal care, labor and delivery provided by an obstetrician, postpartum care and support, family planning services, sexually transmitted disease care, doulas and childbirth consultants and childbirth education and breastfeeding care. The best example to look at is federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), where all of this care is already provided, except for labor and delivery (which needs to be done at a hospital due to the need for surgical/anesthesia services). According to the federal government, the costs of FQHCs in Illinois in 2017 were $968,572,482. This figure does not include the costs for construction or obtaining building spaces, or any of the costs for the more costly care involving child birth, including surgical care, infant resuscitation teams, etc.
Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
No land conveyances are included in this bill; therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.
State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
This bill would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
HB 6 amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code in a way that does not impact any State pension fund.
Correctional Note (Dept of Corrections)
There is no fiscal or population impact on the Department.
Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
This legislation would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State of Illinois.
Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
Please be advised that the Balanced Budget Note Act does not apply to this bill, as it is not a supplemental appropriation that increases or decreases appropriations. Under the Act, a balanced budget note must be prepared only for bills that change a general funds appropriation for the fiscal year in which the new bill is enacted.
Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This bill does not create a State mandate.
Home Rule Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)