(210 ILCS 85/11.5)
Uniform standards of obstetrical care regardless of
ability to pay.
(a) No hospital may promulgate policies or implement practices that determine
differing standards of obstetrical care based upon a patient's source of
payment or ability
to pay for medical services.
(b) Each hospital shall develop a written policy statement reflecting the
requirements of subsection (a) and shall post written notices of this policy in
the obstetrical admitting areas of the hospital by July 1, 2004. Notices
posted pursuant to this Section shall be posted in the predominant language or
languages spoken in the hospital's service area.
(Source: P.A. 93-981, eff. 8-23-04.)