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Full Text of HB3444  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning public aid.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5changing Section 5-8 as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/5-8)  (from Ch. 23, par. 5-8)
7    Sec. 5-8. Practitioners. In supplying medical assistance,
8the Illinois Department may provide for the legally authorized
9services of (i) persons licensed under the Medical Practice Act
10of 1987, as amended, except as hereafter in this Section
11stated, whether under a general or limited license, (ii)
12persons licensed under the Nurse Practice Act as advanced
13practice nurses, regardless of whether or not the persons have
14written collaborative agreements, (iii) persons licensed or
15registered under other laws of this State to provide dental,
16medical, pharmaceutical, optometric, podiatric, or nursing
17services, or other remedial care recognized under State law,
18and (iv) persons licensed under other laws of this State as a
19clinical social worker. The Department shall adopt rules, no
20later than 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory
21Act of the 99th General Assembly, for the legally authorized
22services of persons licensed under other laws of this State as
23a clinical social worker. The Department shall provide for the



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1legally authorized services of persons licensed under the
2Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor
3Licensing and Practice Act as clinical professional
4counselors. The Department may not provide for legally
5authorized services of any physician who has been convicted of
6having performed an abortion procedure in a wilful and wanton
7manner on a woman who was not pregnant at the time such
8abortion procedure was performed. The utilization of the
9services of persons engaged in the treatment or care of the
10sick, which persons are not required to be licensed or
11registered under the laws of this State, is not prohibited by
12this Section.
13(Source: P.A. 99-173, eff. 7-29-15; 99-621, eff. 1-1-17.)