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Full Text of SB3773  96th General Assembly


Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.

Filed: 4/12/2010





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3773 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 11-4.1 as follows:
6     (305 ILCS 5/11-4.1 new)
7     Sec. 11-4.1. Medical providers assisting with
8 applications for medical assistance. A provider enrolled to
9 provide medical assistance services may, upon the request of an
10 individual, accompany, represent, and assist the individual in
11 applying for medical assistance under Article V of this Code.
12 If an individual is unable to request such assistance due to
13 incapacity or mental incompetence and has no other
14 representative willing or able to assist in the application
15 process, a facility licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act or
16 the MR/DD Community Care Act or certified under this Code is



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1 authorized to assist the individual in applying for long-term
2 care services. Subject to the provisions of the Free Healthcare
3 Benefits Application Assistance Act, nothing in this Section
4 shall be construed as prohibiting any individual or entity from
5 assisting another individual in applying for medical
6 assistance under Article V of this Code.
7     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8 becoming law.".