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Full Text of SB0168  102nd General Assembly

SB0168ham001 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch

Filed: 3/15/2021

 

 


 

 


 
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1
AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 168

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 168 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act is
5amended by adding Section 8.9 as follows:
 
6    (20 ILCS 3960/8.9 new)
7    Sec. 8.9. Re-establishing discontinued general acute care
8hospital. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the
9contrary, a party seeking to re-establish a previously
10discontinued general acute care hospital under this Act shall
11be authorized to file a certificate of exemption under the Act
12if the following conditions are met:
13        (1) the previously discontinued general acute care
14    hospital was a safety net hospital, as defined pursuant to
15    Section 5-5e.1 of the Illinois Public Aid Code, at the
16    time the Review Board approved the closure of the

 

 

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1    previously discontinued general acute care hospital;
2        (2) the previously discontinued general acute care
3    hospital surrendered its general acute hospital license to
4    the Department of Public Health between January 1, 2019
5    and December 31, 2020;
6        (3) the certificate of exemption seeks to re-establish
7    the same number of total licensed beds as were previously
8    licensed by the Department of Public Health at the
9    previously discontinued general acute care hospital;
10        (4) the party seeking to re-establish a previously
11    discontinued general acute care hospital commits to spend
12    at least $20,000,000 to re-establish the previously
13    discontinued general acute care hospital, which would
14    include the cost of land acquisition, building
15    acquisition, new construction, and new equipment;
16        (5) the party seeking to re-establish a previously
17    discontinued general acute care hospital will adopt and
18    maintain for at least a period of 2 years a charity care
19    policy that is no less restrictive than was in place at the
20    previously discontinued general acute care hospital;
21        (6) the party seeking to re-establish a previously
22    discontinued general acute care hospital will accept
23    Medicaid and Medicaid managed care patients; and
24        (7) the party seeking to re-establish a previously
25    discontinued general acute care hospital will agree to
26    maintain ownership of the re-established general acute

 

 

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1    care hospital for no less than 5 years after the
2    re-established general acute care hospital has been issued
3    a new general acute care hospital license from the
4    Department of Public Health.
 
5    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6becoming law.".