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Full Text of SB1773  100th General Assembly


Rep. Robyn Gabel

Filed: 5/16/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1773 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5changing Section 11-4.1 as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/11-4.1)
7    Sec. 11-4.1. Medical providers assisting with applications
8for medical assistance. A provider enrolled to provide medical
9assistance services may, upon the request of an applicant
10individual, accompany, represent, and assist the applicant
11individual in applying for medical assistance under Article V
12of this Code, including the pursuit of any appeals related to
13the application, on behalf of the applicant during the
14applicant's life and after the applicant's death. If an
15applicant individual is unable to request such assistance due
16to incapacity or mental incompetence and has no other



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1representative willing or able to assist in the application
2process, a facility licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act,
3the ID/DD Community Care Act, or the MC/DD Act or certified
4under this Code is authorized to assist the applicant
5individual in applying for long-term care services, including
6the pursuit of any appeals related to the application, on
7behalf of the applicant during the applicant's life and after
8the applicant's death. Subject to the provisions of the Free
9Healthcare Benefits Application Assistance Act, nothing in
10this Section shall be construed as prohibiting any individual
11or entity from assisting another individual in applying for
12medical assistance under Article V of this Code.
13(Source: P.A. 99-180, eff. 7-29-15.)
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.".