(410 ILCS 65/5.5)
Rural/Downstate Health Access Fund.
Rural/Downstate Health Access Fund is created as a special fund in the State
treasury. Moneys from fees and gifts, grants, or donations made to the Center for Rural
Health shall be deposited into the Fund. Subject to appropriation and except as provided in subsection (b) of this Section, moneys in
the Fund shall be used in the following manner for rural health
programs or for programs for the medically underserved authorized under this Act: 60.2% shall be distributed to the
Department of Public Health, 26.3% shall be distributed to the Board of
Trustees of Southern Illinois University, and 13.5% shall be distributed to the
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
(b) The Center for Rural Health at the Department of Public Health may require that a J-1 Visa Waiver
Program application fee be collected from international medical graduates for the purpose of administering the Program. J-1 Visa Waiver
Program application fees shall be deposited into the
Rural/Downstate Health Access Fund, shall be dedicated to the
administration of the J-1 Visa Waiver Program in Illinois,
and may not be subject to the distribution formula referenced
in subsection (a) of this Section.
(c) The Center for Rural Health
shall administer the Fund.
(d) The Department shall adopt rules necessary to implement the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-1006, eff. 1-1-15