Synopsis As Introduced Amends the County Jail Act. Provides that if a person confined in a county jail is in need of medical services and is determined eligible for medical assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code at the time the person is detained (rather than has already been determined eligible for medical assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code at the time the person is initially detained pending trial), the cost of such services, to the extent such cost exceeds $500, shall be reimbursed by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services under that Code. Provides that an arresting authority shall be responsible for any incurred medical expenses relating to the arrestee until such time as the arrestee is placed in the custody of the sheriff unless the arrestee is eligible for medical assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code or reimbursement under an authorized public or private program.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill. Further amends the County Jail Act. Provides that "medical expenses" include medical and hospital services but do not include expenses incurred for medical care or treatment provided to a person on account of a self-inflicted injury incurred prior to or in the course of an arrest. Provides that when medical services are required by any person held in custody, the county, private hospital, physician, or any public agency which provides such services shall be entitled to obtain reimbursement from the county. Eliminates the ability of such entities to obtain reimbursement from the Arrestee's Medical Costs Fund. Changes the name of the Arrestee's Medical Costs Fund to the County Jail Medical Costs Fund. Provides that in such cases, the county shall be entitled to obtain reimbursement from the County Jail Medical Costs Fund to the extent moneys are available from the Fund. Provides that moneys in the Fund shall be used solely for reimbursement to the county of costs for medical expenses and administration of the Fund. Adds an immediate effective date.