(5 ILCS 375/15) (from Ch. 127, par. 535)
    Sec. 15. Administration; rules; audit; review.
    (a) The Director shall administer this Act and shall prescribe such rules and regulations as are necessary to give full effect to the purposes of this Act. To facilitate the maintenance of the program of group health benefits provided to annuitants, survivors, and retired employees under this Act, rules adopted by the Director to alter the contributions to be paid by the State, annuitants, survivors, retired employees, or any combination of those entities, for that program of group health benefits, shall be adopted as emergency rules in accordance with Section 5-45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    (b) These rules may fix reasonable standards for the group life and group health programs and other benefit programs offered under this Act, and for the contractors providing them.
    (c) These rules shall specify that covered and optional medical services of the program are services provided within the scope of their licenses by practitioners in all categories licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 and shall provide that all eligible persons be fully informed of this specification.
    (d) These rules shall establish eligibility requirements for members and dependents as may be necessary to supplement or clarify requirements contained in this Act.
    (e) Each affected department of the State, the State Universities Retirement System, the Teachers' Retirement System, and each qualified local government, rehabilitation facility, domestic violence shelter or service, or child advocacy center, shall keep such records, make such certifications, and furnish the Director such information as may be necessary for the administration of this Act, including information concerning number and total amounts of payroll of employees of the department who are paid from trust funds or federal funds.
    (f) Each member, each community college benefit recipient to whom this Act applies, and each TRS benefit recipient to whom this Act applies shall furnish the Director, in such form as may be required, any information that may be necessary to enroll such member or benefit recipient and, if applicable, his or her dependents or dependent beneficiaries under the programs or plan, including such data as may be required to allow the Director to accumulate statistics on data normally considered in actuarial studies of employee groups. Information about community college benefit recipients and community college dependent beneficiaries shall be furnished through the State Universities Retirement System. Information about TRS benefit recipients and TRS dependent beneficiaries shall be furnished through the Teachers' Retirement System.
    (g) There shall be audits and reports on the programs authorized and established by this Act prepared by the Director with the assistance of a qualified, independent accounting firm. The reports shall provide information on the experience, and administrative effectiveness and adequacy of the program including, when applicable, recommendations on up-grading of benefits and improvement of the program.
    (h) Any final order, decision or other determination made, issued or executed by the Director under the provisions of this Act whereby any contractor or person is aggrieved shall be subject to review in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Review Law and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, shall apply to and govern all proceedings for the judicial review of final administrative decisions of the Director.
(Source: P.A. 97-695, eff. 7-1-12.)