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92nd General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT in relation to public aid.

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

 4        Section   5.   The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
 5    changing Section 5-1 as follows:

 6        (305 ILCS 5/5-1) (from Ch. 23, par. 5-1)
 7        Sec. 5-1. Declaration of purpose.  It is the  purpose  of
 8    this  Article  to provide a program of essential medical care
 9    and  rehabilitative  services  for  persons  receiving  basic
10    maintenance grants under this Code and for other persons  who
11    are  unable,  because  of inadequate resources, to meet their
12    essential medical needs.
13        Preservation of  health,  alleviation  of  sickness,  and
14    correction  of  handicapping conditions for persons requiring
15    maintenance support are essential if those persons  they  are
16    to have an opportunity to become self-supporting or to attain
17    a  greater  capacity  for  self-care.   For  persons  who are
18    medically indigent but otherwise able to  provide  themselves
19    with  a  livelihood,  it is of special importance to maintain
20    their incentives  for  continued  independence  and  preserve
21    their  limited  resources  for  ordinary maintenance needs to
22    prevent their total or substantial dependency.
23    (Source: Laws 1967, p. 122.)

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