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Full Text of SB1773  100th General Assembly


Rep. Robyn Gabel

Filed: 5/17/2017





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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 individual,
10accompany, represent, and assist the individual in applying for
11medical assistance under Article V of this Code. If an
12individual is unable to request such assistance due to
13incapacity or mental incompetence and has no other
14representative willing or able to assist in the application
15process, a facility licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act,
16the ID/DD Community Care Act, or the MC/DD Act or certified



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1under this Code is authorized to assist the individual in
2applying for long-term care services. The provider shall use
3the Department's Approved Representative Consent Form (IL
4444-2998) and the Appeal Request Form (IL 444-0103) or any
5successor form promulgated by the Department, which shall
6survive the individual's death, for authorization. Subject to
7the provisions of the Free Healthcare Benefits Application
8Assistance Act, nothing in this Section shall be construed as
9prohibiting any individual or entity from assisting another
10individual in applying for medical assistance under Article V
11of this Code.
12(Source: P.A. 99-180, eff. 7-29-15.)
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14becoming law.".