(210 ILCS 3/5)
    Sec. 5. Purpose. The General Assembly finds that many consumers have limited access to needed health care. Other consumers have limited health care choices. Consumers of health care also experience high out-of-pocket costs for health care, and the State as a whole experiences high aggregate health care costs. The General Assembly also finds that the provision of high quality services, regardless of setting, for care is of overriding importance. Currently, there is insufficient data and information on the efficacy of alternative models of health care delivery. New and innovative solutions must be found to correct these problems. This Act is intended to foster those innovations through the development of demonstration projects to license and study alternative health care delivery systems. Furthermore, these demonstration projects shall be developed in an orderly manner and regulated by the Department of Public Health.
(Source: P.A. 87-1188.)