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(210 ILCS 85/4.5)
Hospital with multiple locations; single license.
(a) A hospital located in a county with fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants may
apply to the Department for approval to conduct its operations from more than
one location within the county under a single license. At the time of the application to operate under a single license, a hospital located in a county with fewer than 125,000 inhabitants may apply to the Department for approval to conduct its operations from more than one location within contiguous counties in which both facilities are located, provided that the second county has fewer than 35,000 inhabitants.
(b) The facilities or buildings at those locations must be owned or
operated together by a single corporation or other legal entity serving as the
licensee and must share:
(1) a single board of directors with responsibility
for governance, including financial oversight and the authority to designate or remove the chief executive officer;
(2) a single medical staff accountable to the board
of directors and governed by a single set of medical staff bylaws, rules, and regulations with responsibility for the quality of the medical services; and
(3) a single chief executive officer, accountable to
the board of directors, with management responsibility.
(c) Each hospital building or facility that is located on a site
geographically separate from the campus or premises of another hospital
building or facility operated by the licensee must, at a minimum, individually
comply with the Department's hospital licensing requirements for emergency
(d) The hospital shall submit to the Department a comprehensive plan in
relation to the waiver or waivers requested
describing the services and operations of each facility or building and how
common services or operations will be coordinated between the various
locations. With the exception of items required by subsection (c), the
Department is authorized to waive compliance with the hospital
licensing requirements for specific buildings or facilities, provided that the
hospital has documented which other building or facility under its single
license provides that service or operation, and that doing so would not
endanger the public's health, safety, or welfare. Nothing in this Section
relieves a hospital from the requirements of the Health Facilities Planning
(Source: P.A. 102-887, eff. 5-17-22.)