Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Health Facilities Planning Act. Modifies provisions concerning Safety Net Impact Statements. Provides for Emergency Medicine and Trauma Systems Impact Statements and Maternal and Child Health Impact Statements. Provides further requirements concerning the discontinuance of a hospital facility or a category of service. Provides requirements for hospital closure during a pandemic. Provides for a right of action under the Act. Specifies and modifies penalties for a violation of the Act. Allows a health facility to be placed under receivership. Specifies further powers and duties of the Health Facilities and Services Review Board under the Act. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires a general acute care hospital that ceases to provide hospital services before January 1, 2022 to pay specified amounts. Provides further requirements concerning the payments. Defines terms. Makes conforming and other changes. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Modifies provisions and requirements concerning Safety Net Impact Statements, Emergency Medicine and Trauma Systems Impact Statements, and Maternal and Child Health Impact Statements. Makes changes concerning requirements for applications for permits, exemptions, and certificates for changes in ownership of a health care facility and discontinuation of health care facilities or services thereof. Further modifies the powers and duties of the Health Facilities and Services Review Board (State Board). Makes changes in provisions concerning the revision of criteria, standards, and rules. Modifies provisions concerning State Board notice of hospital reduction in health care services. Restores provisions allowing the State Board to accept in-kind services or donations instead of or in combination with the imposition of a fine. Removes provisions concerning membership of the State Board and receivership. Modifies defined terms. Makes conforming and other changes. Effective immediately.