at least one physician who:
(1) is legally affiliated with the accountable care
(2) is a medical director, as defined in Section 2-104
of the Illinois Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank Act, of
a clinical laboratory that is providing services for the
accountable care organization or a pathologist designated
by such a medical director.
Advisory board functions.
(a) An advisory board may make recommendations to the
accountable care organization's governing board for the
adoption of guidelines or protocols for (i) clinical laboratory
testing used for diagnostic purposes or disease management and
(ii) pathologist consultation on episodes of care.
(b) An advisory board may recommend guidelines or protocols
for clinical laboratory testing to ensure appropriate use of
Adoption of advisory board recommendations.
Notwithstanding the requirement of this Act to establish a
clinical laboratory testing advisory board, nothing contained
in this Act shall be construed to require an accountable care
organization's governing board to adopt a clinical laboratory
testing guideline or protocol recommended by the accountable
care organization's advisory board.