Public Act 096-0067
SB1393 Enrolled LRB096 03758 DRJ 17532 b

    AN ACT concerning public aid.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
adding Section 12-4.37 as follows:
    (305 ILCS 5/12-4.37 new)
    Sec. 12-4.37. Dental clinic grant program.
    (a) Grant program. Subject to funding availability, the
Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall administer a
grant program. The purpose of this grant program shall be to
build the public infrastructure for dental care and to make
grants to local health departments, federally qualified health
clinics (FQHCs), and rural health clinics (RHCs) for
development of comprehensive dental clinics for dental care
services. The primary purpose of these new dental clinics will
be to increase dental access for low-income and Department of
Healthcare and Family Services clients who have no dental
arrangements with a dental provider in a project's service
area. The dental clinic must be willing to accept out-of-area
clients who need dental services, including emergency services
for adults and Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and
Treatment (EPSDT)-referral children. Medically Underserved
Areas (MUAs) and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs)
shall receive special priority for grants under this program.
    (b) Eligible applicants. The following entities are
eligible to apply for grants:
        (1) Local health departments.
        (2) Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
        (3) Rural health clinics (RHCs).
    (c) Use of grant moneys. Grant moneys must be used to
support projects that develop dental services to meet the
dental health care needs of Department of Healthcare and Family
Services Dental Program clients. Grant moneys must be used for
operating expenses, including, but not limited to: insurance;
dental supplies and equipment; dental support services; and
renovation expenses. Grant moneys may not be used to offset
existing indebtedness, supplant existing funds, purchase real
property, or pay for personnel service salaries for dental
    (d) Application process. The Department shall establish
procedures for applying for dental clinic grants.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/23/2009