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Public Act 094-0193




Public Act 094-0193
HB3488 Enrolled LRB094 09492 RAS 39743 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Health Services Education Grants Act is
amended by changing Sections 2 and 4 and by adding Section 5.5
as follows:
    (110 ILCS 215/2)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 822)
    Sec. 2. The Board of Higher Education is authorized to
distribute funds equitably to non-profit health service
educational institutions in this State by grants as set forth
in this Act and to prescribe forms and procedures for
applications for such grants.
    No grant shall be made to any institution which
discriminates in the admission of students or the use of its
facilities on the basis of race, color, creed, sex or national
    No facilities constructed with the aid of these grants
shall be used for sectarian instruction or as a place for
religious worship.
(Source: P.A. 80-1155.)
    (110 ILCS 215/4)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 824)
    Sec. 4. Grants may be made to the following classes of
institutions that offer health services programs: (i) medical,
dental, pharmacy, optometry, and nursing schools, (ii) to
physician assistant programs, (iii) to other health-related
schools and programs, and (iv) to hospitals and clinical
facilities used in health service training programs.
    Qualification for grants shall be on the basis of either
the number of Illinois resident enrollees or the number of
degrees granted to students who are residents of this State or
both. The grant amount shall be determined by the Board of
Higher Education for each class of institution.
    At the discretion of the Board of Higher Education grants
may be made for a each class of institution in any or all of the
following forms:
        (1) Single nonrecurring grants for planning and
    capital expense based on the increase in the number of
    Illinois resident enrollees;
        (2) Annual grants based on the number of degrees
    granted to (a) Illinois resident enrollees, or (b) Illinois
    resident enrollees from minority racial and ethnic groups,
    or both (a) and (b); and
        (3) Annual stabilization grants based on the number of
    (a) Illinois residents enrolled, or (b) Illinois residents
    enrolled from minority racial and ethnic groups, or both
    (a) and (b); and .
        (4) Program priority grants based on State residents
    enrolled in eligible programs that address public demand
    for health services, workforce needs and shortages, and
    other programmatic priorities, such as sole service
    providers, academic needs, or industry standards. The
    Board of Higher Education may annually dedicate a portion
    of appropriated funds, not to exceed 10% of appropriations,
    to support program priority grants. In determining program
    priority areas, the Board of Higher Education shall
    annually consult with constituent institutions.
    In awarding grants to nursing schools and to hospital
schools of nursing, the Board of Higher Education may also
consider whether the nursing program is located in a certified
nurse shortage area. For purposes of this Section "certified
nurse shortage area" means an area certified by the Director of
the Department of Public Health as a nurse shortage area based
on the most reliable data available to the Director.
(Source: P.A. 92-45, eff. 7-1-02.)
    (110 ILCS 215/5.5 new)
    Sec. 5.5. All grants under this Act shall be administered
subject to funding availability. Nothing in this Act shall be
construed to mandate that grants be given to any one class of
institution or to every institution within a class, however,
every institution offering eligible, accredited programs that
received grant support in fiscal year 2005 shall continue to
receive grant support at a comparable level in subsequent
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/12/2005