(65 ILCS 5/11-22-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-22-1)
    Sec. 11-22-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may erect, establish, and maintain hospitals, nursing homes and medical dispensaries, all on a nonprofit basis, and may locate and regulate hospitals, medical dispensaries, sanitariums, and undertaking establishments; provided that the corporate authorities of any municipality shall not regulate any pharmacy or drugstore registered under the Pharmacy Practice Act. Any hospital maintained under this Section is authorized to provide any service and enter into any contract or other arrangement not prohibited by a hospital licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act, incorporated under the General Not-For-Profit Corporation Act, and exempt from taxation under paragraph (3) of subsection (c) of Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code.
    For purposes of erecting, establishing and maintaining a nursing home on a nonprofit basis pursuant to this Section, the corporate authorities of each municipality shall have the power to borrow money; execute a promissory note or notes, execute a mortgage or trust deed to secure payment of such notes or deeds, or execute such other security instrument or document as needed, and pledge real and personal nursing home property as security for any such promissory note, mortgage or trust deed; and issue revenue or general obligation bonds.
(Source: P.A. 95-689, eff. 10-29-07.)