(410 ILCS 517/10)
    Sec. 10. Health Care Credentials Council.
    (a) There is established a Health Care Credentials Council, consisting of 13 members, to assist the Department in accordance with Sections 15, 20, 25, and 30 of this Act. The Director, or his or her designee, shall serve as one member and chair of the council and the Governor shall appoint the remaining 12 members. Three members shall represent hospitals, 3 members shall represent health maintenance organizations, one member shall represent health insurance entities, 3 members shall represent physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, one member shall represent chiropractic physicians, and one member shall represent ambulatory surgical treatment centers. In making these appointments, the Governor shall take into consideration the recommendations of various organizations representing hospitals, health maintenance organizations, insurers, ambulatory surgical treatment centers, and physicians. The initial appointments of 6 of the members shall be for 2 years. All other appointments shall be for 4 years, with no more than one 4-year reappointment. The hospital representatives shall not vote on the development of guidelines to implement Sections 20 and 25 of this Act.
    (b) On July 1, 2003, the council is abolished.
(Source: P.A. 91-602, eff. 8-16-99.)