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(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/5-37002

    (55 ILCS 5/5-37002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-37002)
    Sec. 5-37002. Legislative declaration. The General Assembly recognizes that adequate health care is a fundamental right of the people of the State of Illinois; that there should be no distinction in the availability of quality health care based upon one's inability to pay; that the alarming acceleration of health care costs often results in calamitous financial burdens for the unfortunate families which suffer major illnesses or injuries; and that there exists an urgent need for substantial improvement in the State's ability to provide health care services to the indigent in a proficient and compassionate manner. Therefore, it is the intent of the General Assembly to establish efficient and economical systems of public health care delivery in densely populated counties throughout the State.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-37003

    (55 ILCS 5/5-37003) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-37003)
    Sec. 5-37003. Duties and powers of board of commissioners. The Board of Commissioners shall have and exercise all rights, powers and duties heretofore exercised by the Commission. All books, records, papers, documents, property, real and personal, unexpended appropriations and pending business in any way pertaining to the rights, powers and duties of the Commission shall be transferred and delivered to the Board of Commissioners. All rights, duties and obligations of the Commission shall become the rights, duties and obligations of the Board of Commissioners.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)