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45 ILCS 17/5-35

    (45 ILCS 17/5-35)
    Sec. 5-35. Medical assistance.
    (a) A child with special needs who resides in this State and who is the subject of an adoption assistance agreement with another state shall be eligible for medical assistance from this State under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code upon the filing of agreed documentation obtained from the assistance state and filed with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. The Department of Children and Family Services shall be required at least annually to establish that the agreement is still in force or has been renewed.
    (b) If a child (i) is in another state, (ii) is covered by an adoption assistance agreement made by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and (iii) was eligible for medical assistance under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code at the time the child resided in this State and would continue to be eligible for that assistance if the child was currently residing in this State, then that child is eligible for medical assistance under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code, but only for those medical assistance benefits under Article V that are not provided by the other state. There shall be no payment or reimbursement by this State for services or benefits covered under any insurance or other third party medical contract or arrangement held by the child or the adoptive parents.
    (c) The submission of any claim for payment or reimbursement for services or benefits pursuant to this Section or the making of any statement in connection therewith, which claim or statement the maker knows or should know to be false, misleading, or fraudulent, shall be punishable as perjury and shall also be subject to a fine not to exceed $10,000 or imprisonment for not to exceed 2 years, or both.
    (d) The provisions of this Section shall apply only to medical assistance for children under adoption assistance agreements from states that have entered into a compact with this State under which the other state provided medical assistance to children with special needs under adoption assistance agreements made by this State.
    (e) The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services may adopt all rules necessary to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 103-22, eff. 8-8-23.)