(410 ILCS 70/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 87-3)
    Sec. 3. Areawide sexual assault treatment plans; submission.
    (a) Hospitals and approved pediatric health care facilities in the area to be served may develop and participate in areawide plans that shall describe the medical forensic services to sexual assault survivors that each participating hospital and approved pediatric health care facility has agreed to make available. Each hospital and approved pediatric health care facility participating in such a plan shall provide such services as it is designated to provide in the plan agreed upon by the participants. An areawide plan may include treatment hospitals, treatment hospitals with approved pediatric transfer, transfer hospitals, approved pediatric health care facilities, or out-of-state hospitals as provided in Section 5.4. All areawide plans shall be submitted to the Department for approval, prior to becoming effective. The Department shall approve a proposed plan if it finds that the minimum requirements set forth in Section 5 and implementation of the plan would provide for appropriate medical forensic services for the people of the area to be served.
    (b) This Section is effective on and after January 1, 2024.
(Source: P.A. 101-634, eff. 6-5-20; 102-22, eff. 6-25-21; 102-674, eff. 11-30-21.)