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 1        AN ACT to amend the Illinois Public Aid Code by  changing
 2    Section 5-4.1.

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

 5        Section 5.  The Illinois Public Aid Code  is  amended  by
 6    changing Section 5-4.1 as follows:

 7        (305 ILCS 5/5-4.1) (from Ch. 23, par. 5-4.1)
 8        Sec.  5-4.1.   Co-payments.   The  Department may by rule
 9    provide that recipients under any Article of this Code (other
10    than group care recipients) shall pay a fee as  a  co-payment
11    for  services.   Co-payments may not exceed $1 one dollar for
12    pharmacy  services,  physicians  services,  dental  services,
13    optical  services  and   supplies,   chiropractic   services,
14    podiatry   services,  and  encounter  rate  clinic  services.
15    Co-payments may not exceed  $3  three  dollars  for  hospital
16    outpatient  and clinic services.  Provided, however, that any
17    such rule must provide that  no  co-payment  requirement  can
18    exist   for   renal   dialysis,   radiation  therapy,  cancer
19    chemotherapy, or insulin, and other products necessary  on  a
20    recurring   basis,   the  absence  of  which  would  be  life
21    threatening, or where co-payment  expenditures  for  required
22    services  and/or  medications  for  chronic diseases that the
23    Illinois Department shall by rule designate  shall  cause  an
24    extensive  financial burden on the recipient, and provided no
25    co-payment shall exist for emergency  room  encounters  which
26    are for medical emergencies.
27    (Source: P.A. 82-664.)

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