(20 ILCS 3960/12.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2029)
    Sec. 12.2. Powers of the State Board staff. For purposes of this Act, the staff shall exercise the following powers and duties:
        (1) Review applications for permits and exemptions in
accordance with the standards, criteria, and plans of need established by the State Board under this Act and certify its finding to the State Board.
        (1.5) Post the following on the Board's web site:
relevant (i) rules, (ii) standards, (iii) criteria, (iv) State norms, (v) references used by Board staff in making determinations about whether application criteria are met, and (vi) notices of project-related filings, including notice of public comments related to the application.
        (2) Charge and collect an amount determined by the
State Board and the staff to be reasonable fees for the processing of applications by the State Board. The State Board shall set the amounts by rule. Application fees for continuing care retirement communities, and other health care models that include regulated and unregulated components, shall apply only to those components subject to regulation under this Act. All fees and fines collected under the provisions of this Act shall be deposited into the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Fund to be used for the expenses of administering this Act.
        (2.1) Publish the following reports on the State
Board website:
            (A) An annual accounting, aggregated by category
and with names of parties redacted, of fees, fines, and other revenue collected as well as expenses incurred, in the administration of this Act.
            (B) An annual report, with names of the parties
redacted, that summarizes all settlement agreements entered into with the State Board that resolve an alleged instance of noncompliance with State Board requirements under this Act.
            (C) (Blank).
            (D) Board reports showing the degree to which an
application conforms to the review standards, a summation of relevant public testimony, and any additional information that staff wants to communicate.
        (3) Coordinate with other State agencies having
responsibilities affecting health care facilities, including licensure and cost reporting agencies.
        (4) Issue advisory opinions upon request. Staff
advisory opinions do not constitute determinations by the State Board. Determinations by the State Board are made through the declaratory ruling process.
(Source: P.A. 100-681, eff. 8-3-18; 101-83, eff. 7-15-19.)