(70 ILCS 920/7) (from Ch. 23, par. 1707)
    Sec. 7. The board of directors shall provide sanitarium care and clinical and follow-up services for the benefit of the inhabitants of the district who may be afflicted with tuberculosis. Those inhabitants shall be entitled to occupancy, nursing, care, medicines and attendance, according to the rules and regulations prescribed by the board of directors. The board of directors may adopt reasonable rules and regulations requiring payment for services by persons with private health insurance and persons entitled to medical assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code. The board of directors may adopt reasonable rules and regulations concerning the use of the facilities established pursuant to this Act in order to render the use of these facilities of the greatest benefit to the greatest number, and the board of directors may exclude from the use of the sanitarium any and all persons who shall wilfully violate the board's rules and regulations. The board may not, however, prescribe rules and regulations which conflict with Section 7.1 of this Act, and a determination of whether a person is an inhabitant or resident of the district for purposes of this Act shall be based on Section 7.1. Except as authorized and permitted by Section 5.1 no person afflicted with tuberculosis may be compelled to enter a sanitarium, or any of its branches, dispensaries, or other auxiliary institutions without his or her consent in writing first having been obtained, or in case of a minor or one under a legal disability, the consent in writing of the parent or the parents or guardian. The board of directors shall, upon request or by consent of the person afflicted, or of his or her parent or guardian extend the benefits and privileges of the institution, under proper rules and regulations into the home of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, shall furnish nurses, instruction, medicines, attendance, and all other aid necessary to effect a cure, and shall do all things in and about the treatment and care of persons so afflicted, which will have a tendency to effect a cure of the person or persons afflicted with tuberculosis and to eradicate tuberculosis in the district including the discovery of undiagnosed tuberculosis in the District. No person shall be compelled to undergo an examination or test for tuberculosis if he or she objects thereto on the ground that it is contrary to his or her religious convictions, unless there is probable cause to suspect that he or she is infected with tuberculosis in a communicable stage. Boards of directors shall provide out-patient clinical and follow-up services to tuberculosis patients, in accordance with minimum standards prescribed therefor, by the director of the Department of Public Health. The board of directors may make such arrangements and agreements with public or private health agencies in this State for co-operation and assistance in providing case-finding services and out-patient clinical and follow-up services as it considers necessary or desirable. The board of directors may extend the privileges and use of the sanitarium and treatment to persons so afflicted, residing outside of the district upon such terms and conditions as the board of directors may from time to time by its rules and regulations prescribe consistent with Section 7.1.
    Boards of directors in districts without public tuberculosis sanitariums facilities may use funds secured under the provisions of this Act in providing sanitarium care of tuberculosis patients in private or public sanitariums or hospitals.
(Source: P.A. 88-434.)