(20 ILCS 2215/4-4)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6504-4)
(a) Hospitals shall make available to prospective patients
information on the normal charge incurred for any procedure or operation
the prospective patient is considering.
(b) The Department of Public Health shall require hospitals
to post, either by physical or electronic means, in prominent letters, the established charges for
services, where applicable, including but not limited to the hospital's private
room charge, semi-private room charge, charge for a room with 3 or more beds,
intensive care room charges, emergency room charge, operating room charge,
electrocardiogram charge, anesthesia charge, chest x-ray charge, blood sugar
charge, blood chemistry charge, tissue exam charge, blood typing charge and Rh
factor charge. The definitions of each charge to be posted shall be determined
by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 102-4, eff. 4-27-21.)