Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. Provides that "capital expenditure minimum" means $10,000,000 (now, $6,000,000) and "non-clinical service area" includes research facilities, auditoriums, and medical office buildings. Provides that permits are not required for the establishment of swing-beds authorized under Title XVIII of the federal Social Security Act, or for the modification of a hospital's bed capacity. Provides that the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act is repealed on July 1, 2011 (now, July 1, 2006). Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Further amends the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. Restores $6,000,000 as the capital expenditure minimum providing that when a capital expenditure is by a hospital, "capital expenditure minimum" means $8,500,000, or this amount as annually adjusted to reflect inflation. Deletes a provision adding medical office buildings to the facilities provided under the definition of "non-clinical service areas". Eliminates a provision that authorizes the modification of a hospital's bed capacity without a State Board permit. Increases the minimum number of beds that can be added in a health care facility without a permit to 20 (now, 10) within a 2 year period so long as this does not represent a greater than 10% increase in the total bed capacity of the health care facility.