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Public Act 103-0219


Public Act 0219 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 103-0219
SB1590 EnrolledLRB103 05166 RJT 50181 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Underserved Health Care Provider Workforce
Act is amended by changing Sections 3.07 and 3.09 and by adding
Section 3.11 as follows:
    (110 ILCS 935/3.07)  (from Ch. 144, par. 1453.07)
    Sec. 3.07. "Eligible medical student" means a person who
meets all of the following qualifications:
        (a) he or she is an Illinois resident at the time of
    application for a scholarship under the program
    established by this Act;
        (b) he or she is studying medicine in a medical school
    located in Illinois or studying chiropractic medicine in a
    chiropractic college or institution in Illinois;
        (c) he or she exhibits financial need as determined by
    the Department; and
        (d) he or she agrees to practice full-time in a
    Designated Shortage Area as a primary care physician,
    general surgeon, emergency medicine physician, or
    obstetrician, or chiropractic physician one year for each
    year he or she is a scholarship recipient.
(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
    (110 ILCS 935/3.09)
    Sec. 3.09. Eligible health care provider. "Eligible health
care provider" means a primary care physician, general
surgeon, emergency medicine physician, obstetrician,
chiropractic physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or
physician assistant who accepts Medicaid, Medicare, the
State's Children's Health Insurance Program, private
insurance, and self-pay.
(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19; 102-888, eff. 5-17-22.)
    (110 ILCS 935/3.11 new)
    Sec. 3.11. Chiropractic physician. "Chiropractic
physician" means a chiropractic physician as defined in the
Medical Practice Act of 1987.
    Section 10. The Loan Repayment Assistance for Physicians
Act is amended by changing Section 10 as follows:
    (110 ILCS 949/10)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. In this Act, unless the context
otherwise requires:
    "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
    "Educational loans" means higher education student loans
that a person has incurred in attending a registered
professional physician education program, including a medical
school or a chiropractic college or institution.
    "Physician" means a person licensed under the Medical
Practice Act of 1987 to practice medicine in all of its
    "Program" means the educational loan repayment assistance
program for physicians established by the Department under
this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-368, eff. 7-29-05.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2024