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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
5Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
6amended by changing Section 2310-220 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-220)  (was 20 ILCS 2310/55.73)
8    Sec. 2310-220. Findings; rural obstetrical care. The
9General Assembly finds that substantial areas of rural
10Illinois lack adequate access to obstetrical care. The primary
11cause of this problem is the absence of qualified
12practitioners who are willing to offer obstetrical services. A
13significant barrier to recruiting and retaining those
14practitioners is the high cost of professional liability
15insurance for practitioners offering obstetrical care.
16    Therefore, the Department, from funds appropriated for
17that purpose, shall award grants to physicians practicing
18obstetrics in rural designated shortage areas, as defined in
19Section 3.04 of the Underserved Health Care Provider Physician
20Workforce Act, for the purpose of reimbursing those physicians
21for the costs of obtaining malpractice insurance relating to
22obstetrical services. The Department shall establish
23reasonable conditions, standards, and duties relating to the



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1application for and receipt of the grants.
2(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
3    Section 10. The Underserved Physician Workforce Act is
4amended by changing Sections 1, 3.04, and 3.09 as follows:
5    (110 ILCS 935/1)  (from Ch. 144, par. 1451)
6    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the
7Underserved Health Care Provider Physician Workforce Act.
8(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
9    (110 ILCS 935/3.04)  (from Ch. 144, par. 1453.04)
10    Sec. 3.04. "Designated Shortage Area" means an area
11designated by the Director as a physician shortage area, a
12medically underserved area, or a critical health manpower
13shortage area as defined by the United States Department of
14Health, Education and Welfare, or as further defined by the
15Department to enable it to effectively fulfill the purpose
16stated in Section 2 of this Act. Such areas may include the
18        (a) an urban or rural area which is a rational area for
19    the delivery of health services;
20        (b) a population group; or
21        (c) a public or nonprofit private medical facility;
22    or .
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1    or provider-based Rural Health Clinic or hospital that
2    accepts Medicaid, Medicare, the State's Children's Health
3    Insurance Program, private insurance, and self-pay.
4(Source: P.A. 80-478.)
5    (110 ILCS 935/3.09)
6    Sec. 3.09. Eligible health care provider. "Eligible health
7care provider" means a primary care physician, general
8surgeon, emergency medicine physician, or obstetrician,
9advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant who
10accepts Medicaid, Medicare, the State's Children's Health
11Insurance Program, private insurance, and self-pay.
12(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
13    Section 15. The Nurses in Advancement Law is amended by
14changing Section 1-20 as follows:
15    (110 ILCS 970/1-20)  (from Ch. 144, par. 2781-20)
16    Sec. 1-20. Scholarship requirements. It shall be lawful
17for any organization to condition any loan or grant upon the
18recipient's executing an agreement to commit not more than 5
19years of his or her professional career to the goals
20specifically outlined within the agreement including a
21requirement that recipient practice nursing or medicine in
22specifically designated practice and geographic areas.
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1recipient of loan or grant assistance shall contain a
2provision for liquidated damages to be paid for any breach of
3any provision of the agreement, or any commitment contained
4therein, together with attorney's fees and costs for the
5enforcement thereof. Any such covenant shall be valid and
6enforceable in the courts of this State as liquidated damages
7and shall not be considered a penalty, provided that the
8provision for liquidated damages does not exceed $2,500 for
9each year remaining for the performance of the agreement.
10    This Section shall not be construed as pertaining to or
11limiting any liquidated damages resulting from scholarships
12awarded under the Underserved Health Care Provider Physician
13Workforce Act.
14(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
15    Section 20. The Private Medical Scholarship Agreement Act
16is amended by changing Section 3 as follows:
17    (110 ILCS 980/3)  (from Ch. 144, par. 2703)
18    Sec. 3. Any such agreement executed by such an
19organization and any recipient of loan, grant assistance or
20recommendation may contain a provision for liquidated damages
21to be paid for any breach of any provision of the agreement, or
22any commitment contained therein, together with attorney's
23fees and costs for the enforcement thereof. Any such covenant
24shall be valid and enforceable in the courts of this State as



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1liquidated damages and shall not be considered a penalty,
2provided that such provision for liquidated damages does not
3exceed $2,500 for each year remaining for the performance of
4such agreement.
5    This Section shall not be construed as pertaining to or
6limiting any liquidated damages resulting from scholarships
7awarded under the Underserved Health Care Provider Physician
8Workforce Act.
9(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
10    Section 25. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
11changing Section 12-4.24a as follows:
12    (305 ILCS 5/12-4.24a)  (from Ch. 23, par. 12-4.24a)
13    Sec. 12-4.24a. Report and recommendations concerning
14designated shortage area. The Illinois Department shall
15analyze payments made to providers of medical services under
16Article V of this Code to determine whether any special
17compensatory standard should be applied to payments to such
18providers in designated shortage areas as defined in Section
193.04 of the Underserved Health Care Provider Physician
20Workforce Act. The Illinois Department shall, not later than
21June 30, 1990, report to the Governor and the General Assembly
22concerning the results of its analysis, and may provide by
23rule for adjustments in its payment rates to medical service
24providers in such areas.



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1(Source: P.A. 101-118, eff. 7-22-19.)
2    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.