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COUNTIES
(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/5-23039

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23039) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23039)
    Sec. 5-23039. Tuberculosis Care and Treatment Fund. The county board of each county in this State shall have the power, in the manner provided hereinafter in Section 5-23040, to provide for the care and treatment of the inhabitants thereof who may be afflicted with tuberculosis and to levy in excess of the statutory limit, an additional annual tax of not to exceed .075 per cent of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue of all taxable property of the county, such tax to be levied and collected in like manner with general taxes of such county and to form, when collected, a fund to be known as the "Tuberculosis Care and Treatment Fund".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23040

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23040) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23040)
    Sec. 5-23040. Additional taxes. Whenever 100 legal voters of any county shall present a petition to the county board of such county asking that there be levied, in excess of the statutory limit, an additional annual tax of not to exceed .075 per cent of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property of the county, for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, such county board shall certify the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall.... County levy, in
excess of the statutory limit, an              YES
additional annual tax of not to          ---------------------
exceed .075 per cent for the care
and treatment of persons afflicted             NO
with tuberculosis?
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    If a majority of all votes cast upon the proposition is in favor thereof, the county board of such county shall thereafter levy annually, in excess of the statutory limit, a tax of not to exceed .075 per cent of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, which tax shall be collected in like manner with the other general taxes in the county and shall be known as the "Tuberculosis Care and Treatment Fund", and thereafter the county board of such county shall in the annual appropriation bill, appropriate from such fund such sum or sums of money as may be deemed necessary to defray the necessary cost and expense of providing care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis. Such tax, when so voted, shall be an additional annual tax in excess of the statutory limit without any further authority or vote of any kind.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23041

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23041) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23041)
    Sec. 5-23041. Appointment of board of directors. When in any county a proposition for the levy of an additional annual tax in excess of the statutory limit for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis has been adopted as authorized by Sections 5-23039 and 5-23040, a board of directors shall be appointed and the provisions of Section 5-23007 shall govern the appointment, Section 5-23008 shall govern the terms of office and removal of such directors; and vacancies in the board of directors, occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise, shall be reported to the county board, and be filled in like manner as original appointments; and no director shall receive compensation as such, or be interested, either directly or indirectly, financially, in any contract or purchase or sale of any supplies in connection with the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23042

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23042) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23042)
    Sec. 5-23042. Powers and duties of board. All provisions in Sections 5-23034 and 5-23036 shall be applicable to the boards of directors in counties where a proposition for levy of an additional annual tax in excess of the statutory limit for care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis has been adopted and such boards shall have all the powers and authority therein contained.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23043

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23043) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23043)
    Sec. 5-23043. Effect of vote to levy tax. A vote under Sections 5-23029 and 5-23030, in favor of the levying of the tax for the purpose stated, shall not prevent a subsequent vote to levy an additional tax in excess of the statutory limit under Sections 5-23039 and 5-23040 for the purpose stated in said Sections, but if the vote shall be in favor of levy of such additional tax in excess of the statutory limit, the tax under Sections 5-23029 and 5-23030 shall be discontinued without submission of question of discontinuance to the electors.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-24

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-24 heading)
Division 5-24. Cancer and Tumor Relief

55 ILCS 5/5-24001

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24001) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24001)
    Sec. 5-24001. Funds for treatment of persons unable to pay. Each county of this State shall provide funds, in the manner hereinafter provided, for the treatment of persons in their respective counties afflicted with cancer or tumor who are unable to pay for such treatment.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-24002

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24002)
    Sec. 5-24002. Applications for benefits. It shall be the duty of the presiding officer of the county board of each county, with the advice and consent of that county board, to appoint a duly licensed physician, hereinafter called the examiner, who is familiar with cancer and tumor cases, who shall maintain an office in some convenient place during the entire year for the purpose of examining applicants for the benefits of the provisions of this Division.
    Such examiner shall examine all applicants desiring to receive the benefits of the provisions of this Division, referred to him by the county board and shall endorse on each such application a certificate to each such applicant, stating whether or not in his opinion such applicant is entitled to receive the benefits of the provisions of this Division.
    Such application may be filed with the county board by the person afflicted with cancer or tumor, and whenever it shall come to the notice of any public health nurse, any public health officer, or any physician of such county, that any person entitled to the benefits of this Division has not applied therefor, it shall be the duty of such nurse, health officer or physician to file such an application with such board on behalf of such afflicted person.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-24003

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24003) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24003)
    Sec. 5-24003. Petition; hearing. Whenever an examiner certifies that an applicant is entitled to the benefits of this Division, such examiner shall file a petition on behalf of such applicant in the circuit court, which petition shall set forth such facts as are necessary under this Division to give the court jurisdiction of the subject-matter thereof and a full statement of the financial condition of the applicant. The court shall set a day for a hearing on such petition which shall be not less than 3 nor more than 10 days after the date of the filing thereof. The court may require such persons as it deems necessary to appear and testify at any such hearing and may direct that process be issued requiring the attendance at such hearing of any such persons.
    If the applicant is too ill to be present in the court room at the time of such hearing, the court may, in its discretion, hold all or part of such hearing at the home of the applicant or at such other place wherein the applicant may be confined.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-24004

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24004) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24004)
    Sec. 5-24004. Order for payment for treatment by county. Upon the hearing of such a petition and the court being fully advised in the premises, and finding the facts therein alleged to be true, and that the applicant is financially unable to pay for such treatment and that no relative legally responsible therefor is financially able to pay for such treatment, may make an order upon the county board to pay for any such treatment for the applicant for any sum not in excess of $40 per month as the court deems necessary and reasonable considering the financial condition of the applicant, which sum may be used to provide necessary treatment, and in addition thereto, medicine, nursing care and food for such applicant, if such applicant is shown to be financially unable to pay for such medicine, care or food. It shall thereupon be the duty of the county board to see that such amount so fixed by the court is expended for treatment, or treatment and medicine, nursing care and food, as the case may be, for such applicant, until further order of the court.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-24005

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24005) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24005)
    Sec. 5-24005. Residence requirements. Such relief shall not be granted by the court to any person who has not resided in the county where application is made at least one year next preceding such application.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-24006

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24006) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24006)
    Sec. 5-24006. Application by person having custody. Any guardian or other person having the custody of any such afflicted person may file an application on behalf of such person.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-24007

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24007) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24007)
    Sec. 5-24007. Fee for examination. The examiner shall be paid the sum of $5, by the county board, for each such examination of an applicant.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-24008

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24008) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24008)
    Sec. 5-24008. Court order. The court upon ordering, in connection with any petition, that the county board provide a designated sum for treatment for any such person, may also provide that such applicant may be treated in some hospital in the county or in a home.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-24009

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24009) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24009)
    Sec. 5-24009. Examination in State clinic or in hospital outside county; nursing care. In connection with any such petition, when it is called to the attention of the court that a proper and timely diagnosis of applicant's case cannot be had locally, the court may make such order as may be necessary and proper for sending the applicant to some hospital outside of such county for examination and for the payment of the necessary expense incident thereto. If the State is maintaining any clinic in such county, or in any other county within a reasonable distance of such county, for the purpose of treating cancer or tumor patients, the court shall send the applicant to such clinic instead of to a hospital. Whenever it is, in the opinion of the court, necessary for any such applicant to have the care of a nurse, either in a hospital or a home, and it is shown to the satisfaction of the court that because of the necessity of such nursing care, the sum of $40 per month as authorized under the provisions of Section 5-24004, is insufficient to adequately provide for the cost of such nursing care, the court may authorize the payment of not to exceed $20 per month for such care, in addition to such sum of $40.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-24010

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24010) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24010)
    Sec. 5-24010. Payments by county treasurer. All payments to persons entitled to relief under the provisions of this Division shall be paid by the county treasurer after approval of the claim therefor by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-24011

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24011) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24011)
    Sec. 5-24011. Termination of payments. Whenever a court, which has authorized relief under the provisions of this Division, is of the opinion that any recipient of such relief is cured, no longer in need of treatment, or that further treatments cannot benefit him or for any other reason the court may order that such recipient shall no longer receive payments under the provisions hereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-24012

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24012) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24012)
    Sec. 5-24012. Adoption of Division. This Division shall not be effective in any county unless the proposition of its adoption is submitted to the voters of the county at any regular election and unless a majority of the votes cast at such election upon the proposition are in favor of its adoption.
    Whenever a petition signed by 200 or more legal voters of any county is presented to the county board requesting the submission of the proposition of whether or not the county should provide for the treatment of persons afflicted with cancer or tumor, the county board shall adopt a resolution for the submission of the proposition at the next regular election held in the county. The county board shall certify the resolution and the proposition to the proper election officials who shall submit the proposition at said election in accordance with the general election law.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    For the adoption of Division 5-24
of the Counties Code
(Cancer and Tumor Relief).
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    Against the adoption of Division 5-24
of the Counties Code
(Cancer and Tumor Relief).
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    If a majority of the legal voters of the county voting on the proposition vote in favor thereof, the proposition shall be deemed adopted.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-24013

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24013) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24013)
    Sec. 5-24013. Discontinuance of treatment. Whenever a petition signed by 200 or more legal voters of a county which has adopted this Division, is presented to the county board, requesting the submission of a proposition whether or not the treatment of persons afflicted with cancer or tumor under the provisions of this Division be discontinued, the county board shall adopt a resolution providing for the submission of the proposition to the voters of the county in a similar manner as is hereinabove provided for the submission of the proposition for the adoption of the provisions of this Division. The county board shall certify the resolution and the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    If a majority of the voters of the county voting upon the proposition are in favor thereof the proposition shall be deemed adopted and the treatment of persons afflicted with cancer or tumor and any tax levied therefor shall be discontinued in the county. If any funds remain to the credit of the Cancer and Tumor Fund, after such a tax has been discontinued, and no outstanding indebtedness exists against the county for the purpose of the treatment of persons afflicted with cancer or tumor, the remaining funds shall be paid into the general fund for county purposes in the county treasury.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-25

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-25 heading)
Division 5-25. County and Multi-county Health Departments

55 ILCS 5/5-25001

    (55 ILCS 5/5-25001) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-25001)
    Sec. 5-25001. County and multiple-county health departments. Any county or two or more adjacent counties may, by resolution of the county board or county boards of the respective counties, as the case may be, or upon approval by referendum as hereinafter provided, establish and maintain a full-time health department; provided, that four or more counties must obtain the approval of the State Department of Public Health prior to establishing a multiple-county health department. The approval may be obtained upon application by the county board of any county, containing such information as may be required by the State Department. Approval shall be granted if the State Department determines that the establishment of the multiple-county health department is essential to the health requirements of the area affected.
    A "consolidated health department" shall mean a health department which has resulted from the merging of two or more adjacent existing county or multiple-county health departments, as provided in Section 5-25019.
    A full-time health department is one whose personnel, other than consultants and clinicians, devote their full time during regular, standard working hours to health department duties. Reference hereinafter made to health departments means full-time health departments unless otherwise specified.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-25002

    (55 ILCS 5/5-25002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-25002)
    Sec. 5-25002. Classification of departments. County and multiple county health departments established under this Division may be classified by the Director of Public Health in accordance with standards relating to programs, and performance. The State Department of Public Health is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations setting forth minimum standards for programs and performance, including regulations in which the State Department of Public Health shall require provision of home visitation and other services for pregnant women, new mothers and infants who are at risk as defined by that Department that encompass but are not limited to consultation for parental and child development, comprehensive health education, nutritional assessment, dental health, and periodic health screening, referral and follow-up; the services shall be provided through programs funded by grants from the Department of Public Health from appropriations to the Department for that purpose. The Department is further authorized to prescribe minimum qualifications for the professional, technical, and administrative staff.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1377; 87-395.)

55 ILCS 5/5-25003

    (55 ILCS 5/5-25003) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-25003)
    Sec. 5-25003. Election on establishment of county health department and annual levy of additional tax. Whenever a petition signed by voters representing not less than 10% of the votes cast at the last preceding general election of any county is presented to the county clerk requesting the establishment and maintenance of a county health department and the levy therefor, in excess of the statutory limit, of an additional annual tax of not to exceed .1% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property of the county, the county clerk shall certify the proposition for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law, and the proposition shall be so submitted. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall.... county levy
an annual tax of not to              YES
exceed .1% for the purpose      ------------------------------
of providing community health        NO
facilities and services?
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    If a majority of all votes cast upon the proposition is in favor thereof, the county board shall immediately proceed to establish a health department. In any county in which a county health department was established by a referendum prior to January 1, 1970, the county board may, by resolution and without subsequent referendum, levy a tax at a rate not to exceed the rate set forth in Section 5-25010. However, any levy in excess of .05% shall be approved by at least a three-fifths vote of the county board. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates, insofar as they are applicable to counties of less than 1,000,000 population, may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-25004

    (55 ILCS 5/5-25004) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-25004)
    Sec. 5-25004. Election on establishment of multiple-county health department and annual levy of additional tax. Whenever a petition signed by voters representing not less than 10% of the votes cast at the last preceding general election in each of two or more adjacent counties is presented to their respective county clerks requesting the establishment and maintenance of a multiple-county health department and the levy therefor, in excess of the statutory limit, of an additional annual tax in each county of not to exceed .1% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property of the county, each county clerk shall certify the proposition to the county clerk of each of the other counties mentioned in the petition. Each such county clerk in accordance with the general election law shall make certification to any board of election commissioners in his county and shall submit the proposition to the voters at an election. If the petitions are so presented in 4 or more counties, the approval of the State Department of Public Health as provided in Section 5-25001, shall be obtained prior to the giving of notice. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall.... counties levy an
annual tax of not to exceed .1%          YES
for the purpose of providing health --------------------------
facilities and services in their         NO
respective counties?
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    If a majority of all votes cast upon the proposition in each county is in favor thereof, the several county boards shall immediately proceed to organize a multiple-county health department and shall agree concerning the conditions governing the organization and operation of the department and for the apportionment of the cost thereof. In any county in which a multiple county health department was established and organized by a referendum prior to January 1, 1970, the county board may, by resolution and without subsequent referendum, levy a tax at a rate not to exceed the rate set forth in Section 5-25010. However, any levy in excess of .05% shall be approved by at least a three-fifths vote of the county board. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates, insofar as they are applicable to counties of less than 1,000,000 population, may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-25005

    (55 ILCS 5/5-25005) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-25005)
    Sec. 5-25005. Canvass of votes. When the proposition is submitted to the voters of a county, the ballots shall be counted, the returns canvassed and the result declared as in the case of a regular county election.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-25006

    (55 ILCS 5/5-25006) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-25006)
    Sec. 5-25006. Canvass of votes in several counties. When the proposition is submitted to the voters of two or more adjacent counties, the ballots shall be counted and the returns made to the county clerk of each county, respectively, in the same manner as in the case of returns to the county clerk in a general election. The returns shall be opened and canvassed by a committee made up of the county clerk of each county in which the vote on the proposition was cast, and the chairman of the county board of each county. The committee will convene at the request of the chairman of the county board of any one of the counties in which the vote on the proposition was cast. The committee shall elect a chairman whose duty it will be to see that the returns are opened and canvassed by the committee and that the result is declared.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-25007

    (55 ILCS 5/5-25007) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-25007)
    Sec. 5-25007. County clerk to record vote. Each county clerk shall record the result of the vote upon the proposition in his county, and the result may be proved in all courts and in all proceedings by the record or by a certified copy thereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-25008

    (55 ILCS 5/5-25008) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-25008)
    Sec. 5-25008. Jurisdiction of department. Each county and multiple-county health department has jurisdiction for the purposes of this Division throughout the entire county or multiple counties, except within:
    1. Any public health district organized under "An Act to authorize the organization of public health districts and for the establishment and maintenance of a health department for the same," filed June 26, 1917, as amended;
    2. Any city, village or incorporated town or combination thereof of less than 500,000 inhabitants which city, village, incorporated town or combination thereof or public health district maintains a local health department and employs a full-time health officer and other professional personnel possessing such qualifications as may be prescribed by the State Department of Public Health;
    3. Any city, village or incorporated town of 500,000 or more inhabitants.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)