(405 ILCS 5/5-113) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 5-113)
    Sec. 5-113. Upon receiving a petition for review under Section 5-111, the Department shall thereupon notify the Board of Reimbursement Appeals which shall render its decision thereon within 30 days after the petition is filed and certify such decision to the Department. Concurrence of a majority of the Board is necessary in any such decision. Upon request of the Department, the State's Attorney of the county in which a responsible relative or a recipient who is liable under this Act for payment of sums representing services charges resides, shall institute appropriate legal action against any such responsible relative, or the recipient, or within the time provided by law shall file a claim against the estate of such recipient who fails or refuses to pay those charges. The court shall order the payment of sums due for services charges for such period or periods of time as the circumstances require, except that no responsible relative may be held liable for charges for services furnished to a recipient if such charges were assessed more than 5 years prior to the time the action is filed; but such 5 year limitation does not apply to the liability of a recipient or recipient's estate. Such order may be entered against any or all such defendants and may be based upon the proportionate ability of each defendant to contribute to the payment of sums representing services charges including the actual charges for services in facilities outside the Department where the Department has paid such charges. Orders for the payment of money may be enforced by attachment as for contempt against the persons of the defendants and, in addition, as other judgments for the payment of money, and costs may be adjudged against the defendants and apportioned among them.
(Source: P.A. 80-1414.)