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 1        AN ACT concerning health care accessibility.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.   The  Counties  Code  is amended by changing
 5    Section 5-25002 as follows:

 6        (55 ILCS 5/5-25002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-25002)
 7        Sec. 5-25002.  Classification of departments. County  and
 8    multiple  county  health  departments  established under this
 9    Division may be classified by the Director of  Public  Health
10    in  accordance  with  standards  relating  to  programs,  and
11    performance.   The  State  Department  of  Public  Health  is
12    authorized to adopt promulgate rules and regulations  setting
13    forth   minimum   standards  for  programs  and  performance,
14    including regulations in which the State Department of Public
15    Health shall require provision of home visitation  and  other
16    services  for pregnant women, new mothers and infants who are
17    at risk as defined by that Department that encompass but  are
18    not   limited   to   consultation   for  parental  and  child
19    development,  comprehensive  health  education,   nutritional
20    assessment,  dental  health,  and  periodic health screening,
21    referral  and  follow-up;  the  services  shall  be  provided
22    through programs funded by  grants  from  the  Department  of
23    Public  Health from appropriations to the Department for that
24    purpose. The Department is further  authorized  to  prescribe
25    minimum  qualifications  for the professional, technical, and
26    administrative staff.
27    (Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1377; 87-395.)

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