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Public Act 91-0736

SB563 Enrolled                                 LRB9105750JSpc

    AN ACT to amend the Hospital Licensing Act.

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

    Section  5.   The  Hospital  Licensing  Act is amended by
adding Section 4.6  as follows:

    (210 ILCS 85/4.6 new)
    Sec. 4.6. Additional licensing requirements.
    (a)  Notwithstanding  any  other  law  or  rule  to   the
contrary, the Department may license as a hospital a building
that  (i)  is  owned or operated by a hospital licensed under
this Act, (ii) is located in a municipality with a population
of less than 60,000,  and    (iii)  includes  a  postsurgical
recovery  care  center licensed under the Alternative  Health
Care Delivery Act for a period of not less than 2  years,  an
ambulatory  surgical  treatment  center  licensed  under  the
Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act, and a Freestanding
Emergency   Center   licensed  under  the  Emergency  Medical
Services (EMS) Systems  Act.   Only  the  components  of  the
building which are currently licensed shall be eligible under
the provisions of this Section.
    (b)  Prior  to  issuing  a  license, the Department shall
inspect the facility and  require the facility to  meet  such
of  the  Department's  rules relating to the establishment of
hospitals as the Department  determines  are  appropriate  to
such facility.  Once the Department approves the facility and
issues  a  hospital  license, all other licenses as listed in
subsection (a) above shall be null and void.
    (c)  Only one license may be issued under  the  authority
of  this  Section.  No  license may be issued after 18 months
after the effective date of this amendatory Act of  the  91st
General Assembly.
    Section  99.  Effective  date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

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