HB3879 EnrolledLRB102 02639 KTG 12642 b

1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Healthcare and Family
5Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
6amended by adding Section 30 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 2205/30 new)
8    Sec. 30. Health care telementoring.
9    (a) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall
10designate one or more health care telementoring entities based
11on an application to be developed by the Department of
12Healthcare and Family Services. Applicants shall demonstrate a
13record of expertise and demonstrated success in providing
14health care telementoring services. Approved applicants from
15Illinois shall be eligible for State funding in accordance
16with rules developed by the Department of Healthcare and
17Family Services. Funding shall be provided based on the number
18of physicians who are assisted by each approved health care
19telementoring entity and the hours of assistance provided to
20each physician.
21    (b) In this Section, "health care telementoring" means a
23        (1) based on interactive video technology that



HB3879 Enrolled- 2 -LRB102 02639 KTG 12642 b

1    connects groups of community health care providers in
2    urban and rural underserved areas with specialists in
3    regular real-time collaborative sessions;
4        (2) designed around case-based learning and
5    mentorship; and
6        (3) that helps local health care providers gain the
7    expertise required to more effectively provide needed
8    services.
9    "Health care telementoring" includes, but is not limited
10to, a program provided to improve services in a variety of
11areas, including, but not limited to, adolescent health,
12Hepatitis C, complex diabetes, geriatrics, mental illness,
13opioid use disorders, substance use disorders, maternity care,
14childhood adversity and trauma, pediatric ADHD, and other
15priorities identified by the Department of Healthcare and
16Family Services.