(305 ILCS 5/12-4.49)
Breast cancer imaging and diagnostic equipment grant program.
(a) On and after January 1, 2016 and subject to funding availability, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall administer a grant program the purpose of which shall be to build the public infrastructure for breast cancer imaging and diagnostic services across the State, in particular in rural, medically underserved areas and in areas with high breast cancer mortality.
(b) In order to be eligible for the program, an applicant must be a:
(1) disproportionate share hospital with high MIUR
(2) mammography facility in a rural area;
(3) federally qualified health center; or
(4) rural health clinic.
(c) The grants may be used to purchase new equipment for breast imaging, image-guided biopsies, or other equipment to enhance the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.
(d) The primary purpose of these grants is to increase access for low-income and Department of Healthcare and Family Services clients to high quality breast cancer screening and diagnostics. Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs), areas with high breast cancer mortality rates, and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) shall receive special priority for grants under this program.
(e) The Department shall establish procedures for applying for grant funds under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-433, eff. 8-21-15.)