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92_HB6025 LRB9215925DJgcC 1 AN ACT in relation to children. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Children and Family Services Act is 5 amended by adding Section 5.25 as follows: 6 (20 ILCS 505/5.25 new) 7 Sec. 5.25. Child on ventilator; discharge from hospital. 8 If (i) a child is medically ready to be discharged from a 9 hospital and is dependent upon a ventilator to support 10 breathing and (ii) the Department is responsible for placing 11 the child upon discharge from the hospital but cannot place 12 the child immediately upon discharge, with the result that 13 the child remains in the hospital pending placement, then 14 until the child is discharged in accordance with a placement 15 by the Department, the Department must continue to reimburse 16 the hospital for care provided to the child at the same rate 17 at which the Department reimburses the hospital for inpatient 18 services. 19 Section 10. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by 20 adding Section 5-23 as follows: 21 (305 ILCS 5/5-23 new) 22 Sec. 5-23. Child on ventilator; discharge from hospital. 23 If (i) a hospitalized child is dependent upon a ventilator to 24 support breathing and that child is medically ready for 25 discharge from a hospital but does not have a home 26 environment ready to support his or her medical needs and 27 (ii) that child is a ward of the Department of Children and 28 Family Services or is a recipient of medical assistance under 29 this Article V, then the Department of Children and Family -2- LRB9215925DJgcC 1 Services or the Department of Public Aid must continue to 2 reimburse the hospital for the care provided to the child at 3 the same rate at which the respective department reimburses 4 the hospital for inpatient services.
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