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Full Text of SB1393  96th General Assembly


Sen. James F. Clayborne Jr.

Filed: 2/24/2009





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1393 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5 adding Section 12-4.37 as follows:
6     (305 ILCS 5/12-4.37 new)
7     Sec. 12-4.37. Dental clinic grant program.
8     (a) Grant program. Subject to funding availability, the
9 Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall administer a
10 grant program. The purpose of this grant program shall be to
11 build the public infrastructure for dental care and to make
12 grants to local health departments, federally qualified health
13 clinics (FQHCs), and rural health clinics (RHCs) for
14 development of comprehensive dental clinics for dental care
15 services. The primary purpose of these new dental clinics will
16 be to increase dental access for low-income and Department of



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1 Healthcare and Family Services clients who have no dental
2 arrangements with a dental provider in a project's service
3 area. The dental clinic must be willing to accept out-of-area
4 clients who need dental services, including emergency services
5 for adults and Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and
6 Treatment (EPSDT)-referral children. Medically Underserved
7 Areas (MUAs) and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs)
8 shall receive special priority for grants under this program.
9     (b) Eligible applicants. The following entities are
10 eligible to apply for grants:
11         (1) Local health departments.
12         (2) Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
13         (3) Rural health clinics (RHCs).
14     (c) Use of grant moneys. Grant moneys must be used to
15 support projects that develop dental services to meet the
16 dental health care needs of Department of Healthcare and Family
17 Services Dental Program clients. Grant moneys must be used for
18 operating expenses, including, but not limited to: insurance;
19 dental supplies and equipment; dental support services; and
20 renovation expenses. Grant moneys may not be used to offset
21 existing indebtedness, supplant existing funds, purchase real
22 property, or pay for personnel service salaries for dental
23 employees.
24     (d) Application process. The Department shall establish
25 procedures for applying for dental clinic grants.



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1     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2 becoming law.".