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Full Text of SB3017  102nd General Assembly


Sen. Doris Turner

Filed: 1/18/2022





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3017 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
5Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
6amended by changing Section 2310-220 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-220)  (was 20 ILCS 2310/55.73)
8    Sec. 2310-220. Findings; rural obstetrical care. The
9General Assembly finds that substantial areas of rural
10Illinois lack adequate access to obstetrical care. The primary
11cause of this problem is the absence of qualified
12practitioners who are willing to offer obstetrical services. A
13significant barrier to recruiting and retaining those
14practitioners is the high cost of professional liability
15insurance for practitioners offering obstetrical care.
16    Therefore, the Department, from funds appropriated for



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1that purpose, shall award grants to physicians practicing
2obstetrics in rural designated shortage areas, as defined in
3Section 3.04 of the Underserved Health Care Provider Physician
4Workforce Act, for the purpose of reimbursing those physicians
5for the costs of obtaining malpractice insurance relating to
6obstetrical services. The Department shall establish
7reasonable conditions, standards, and duties relating to the
8application for and receipt of the grants.
9(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
10    Section 10. The Underserved Physician Workforce Act is
11amended by changing Sections 1, 3.04, and 3.09 as follows:
12    (110 ILCS 935/1)  (from Ch. 144, par. 1451)
13    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the
14Underserved Health Care Provider Physician Workforce Act.
15(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
16    (110 ILCS 935/3.04)  (from Ch. 144, par. 1453.04)
17    Sec. 3.04. "Designated Shortage Area" means an area
18designated by the Director as a physician shortage area, a
19medically underserved area, or a critical health manpower
20shortage area as defined by the United States Department of
21Health, Education and Welfare, or as further defined by the
22Department to enable it to effectively fulfill the purpose
23stated in Section 2 of this Act. Such areas may include the



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2        (a) an urban or rural area which is a rational area for
3    the delivery of health services;
4        (b) a population group; or
5        (c) a public or nonprofit private medical facility;
6    or .
7        (d) a government-owned, privately owned, independent,
8    or provider-based Rural Health Clinic or hospital that
9    accepts Medicaid patients and assists patients who are
10    uninsured to qualify for Medicaid or develop a discount
11    payment plan, or both, according to financial need.
12(Source: P.A. 80-478.)
13    (110 ILCS 935/3.09)
14    Sec. 3.09. Eligible health care provider. "Eligible health
15care provider" means a primary care physician, general
16surgeon, emergency medicine physician, or obstetrician,
17advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant who
18accepts Medicaid patients or develops a discount payment plan,
19or both, for patients according to financial need.
20(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
21    Section 15. The Nurses in Advancement Law is amended by
22changing Section 1-20 as follows:
23    (110 ILCS 970/1-20)  (from Ch. 144, par. 2781-20)



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1    Sec. 1-20. Scholarship requirements. It shall be lawful
2for any organization to condition any loan or grant upon the
3recipient's executing an agreement to commit not more than 5
4years of his or her professional career to the goals
5specifically outlined within the agreement including a
6requirement that recipient practice nursing or medicine in
7specifically designated practice and geographic areas.
8    Any agreement executed by an organization and any
9recipient of loan or grant assistance shall contain a
10provision for liquidated damages to be paid for any breach of
11any provision of the agreement, or any commitment contained
12therein, together with attorney's fees and costs for the
13enforcement thereof. Any such covenant shall be valid and
14enforceable in the courts of this State as liquidated damages
15and shall not be considered a penalty, provided that the
16provision for liquidated damages does not exceed $2,500 for
17each year remaining for the performance of the agreement.
18    This Section shall not be construed as pertaining to or
19limiting any liquidated damages resulting from scholarships
20awarded under the Underserved Health Care Provider Physician
21Workforce Act.
22(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
23    Section 20. The Private Medical Scholarship Agreement Act
24is amended by changing Section 3 as follows:



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1    (110 ILCS 980/3)  (from Ch. 144, par. 2703)
2    Sec. 3. Any such agreement executed by such an
3organization and any recipient of loan, grant assistance or
4recommendation may contain a provision for liquidated damages
5to be paid for any breach of any provision of the agreement, or
6any commitment contained therein, together with attorney's
7fees and costs for the enforcement thereof. Any such covenant
8shall be valid and enforceable in the courts of this State as
9liquidated damages and shall not be considered a penalty,
10provided that such provision for liquidated damages does not
11exceed $2,500 for each year remaining for the performance of
12such agreement.
13    This Section shall not be construed as pertaining to or
14limiting any liquidated damages resulting from scholarships
15awarded under the Underserved Health Care Provider Physician
16Workforce Act.
17(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
18    Section 25. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
19changing Section 12-4.24a as follows:
20    (305 ILCS 5/12-4.24a)  (from Ch. 23, par. 12-4.24a)
21    Sec. 12-4.24a. Report and recommendations concerning
22designated shortage area. The Illinois Department shall
23analyze payments made to providers of medical services under
24Article V of this Code to determine whether any special



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1compensatory standard should be applied to payments to such
2providers in designated shortage areas as defined in Section
33.04 of the Underserved Health Care Provider Physician
4Workforce Act. The Illinois Department shall, not later than
5June 30, 1990, report to the Governor and the General Assembly
6concerning the results of its analysis, and may provide by
7rule for adjustments in its payment rates to medical service
8providers in such areas.
9(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
10    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
11becoming law.".