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Full Text of HB5729  95th General Assembly


Sen. William Delgado

Filed: 5/13/2008





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5729 on page 1,
3 immediately below line 3, by inserting the following:
4     "Section 3. The Hospital Licensing Act is amended by
5 changing Section 4.5 as follows:
6     (210 ILCS 85/4.5)
7     Sec. 4.5. Hospital with multiple locations; single
8 license.
9     (a) A hospital located in a county with fewer than
10 3,000,000 inhabitants may apply to the Department for approval
11 to conduct its operations from more than one location within
12 the county under a single license.
13     (a-5) A hospital located in a county with 3,000,000 or more
14 inhabitants may apply to the Department for approval to conduct
15 its operations from more than one hospital within the county
16 under a single license if the distance between each hospital to



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1 be combined under one license is no more than one-half mile and
2 both hospitals were operated by a single health system on
3 January 1, 2008.
4     (b) The facilities or buildings at those locations must be
5 owned or operated together by a single corporation or other
6 legal entity serving as the licensee and must share:
7         (1) a single board of directors with responsibility for
8     governance, including financial oversight and the
9     authority to designate or remove the chief executive
10     officer;
11         (2) a single medical staff accountable to the board of
12     directors and governed by a single set of medical staff
13     bylaws, rules, and regulations with responsibility for the
14     quality of the medical services; and
15         (3) a single chief executive officer, accountable to
16     the board of directors, with management responsibility.
17     (c) Each hospital building or facility that is located on a
18 site geographically separate from the campus or premises of
19 another hospital building or facility operated by the licensee
20 must, at a minimum, individually comply with the Department's
21 hospital licensing requirements for emergency services.
22     (d) The hospital shall submit to the Department a
23 comprehensive plan in relation to the waiver or waivers
24 requested describing the services and operations of each
25 facility or building and how common services or operations will
26 be coordinated between the various locations. With the



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1 exception of items required by subsection (c), the Department
2 is authorized to waive compliance with the hospital licensing
3 requirements for specific buildings or facilities, provided
4 that the hospital has documented which other building or
5 facility under its single license provides that service or
6 operation, and that doing so would not endanger the public's
7 health, safety, or welfare. Nothing in this Section relieves a
8 hospital from the requirements of the Health Facilities
9 Planning Act.
10 (Source: P.A. 89-171, eff. 7-19-95.)".