(210 ILCS 50/3.225)
Trauma Center Fund.
(a) The Department shall distribute 97.5% of 50% of
the moneys deposited into the Trauma Center Fund, a special
fund in the State Treasury, to Illinois hospitals that are
designated as trauma centers. The payments to those
hospitals shall be in addition to any other payments paid
and shall be in an amount calculated under paragraph (b) of
(b) Trauma payment calculation.
(1) The Department shall implement an accounting
system to ensure that the moneys in the fund are distributed.
(2) The moneys in the fund shall be allocated
proportionately to each EMS region so that the EMS region receives the moneys collected from within its region for violations of laws or ordinances regulating the movement of traffic. Under no circumstance shall money collected within one EMS region be redirected to another EMS region.
(3) The formula for distribution to individual
hospitals shall be based on factors identified in rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act. No moneys may be distributed to a trauma center located outside of the State.
(4) If money collected from an EMS region cannot be
distributed to any trauma center in that EMS region because the trauma center is located outside of the State, then the Department shall distribute the money to hospitals in the EMS region for the provision of emergency services.
(c) The Department may retain 2.5% of 50% of the
moneys in the Trauma Center Fund to defray the cost of
administering the distributions.
(Source: P.A. 97-209, eff. 7-28-11.)