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Public Act 099-0277





Public Act 099-0277
HB3510 EnrolledLRB099 08691 JLK 28858 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act is
amended by changing Section 12 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 3960/12)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1162)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 12. Powers and duties of State Board. For purposes of
this Act, the State Board shall exercise the following powers
and duties:
    (1) Prescribe rules, regulations, standards, criteria,
procedures or reviews which may vary according to the purpose
for which a particular review is being conducted or the type of
project reviewed and which are required to carry out the
provisions and purposes of this Act. Policies and procedures of
the State Board shall take into consideration the priorities
and needs of medically underserved areas and other health care
services identified through the comprehensive health planning
process, giving special consideration to the impact of projects
on access to safety net services.
    (2) Adopt procedures for public notice and hearing on all
proposed rules, regulations, standards, criteria, and plans
required to carry out the provisions of this Act.
    (3) (Blank).
    (4) Develop criteria and standards for health care
facilities planning, conduct statewide inventories of health
care facilities, maintain an updated inventory on the Board's
web site reflecting the most recent bed and service changes and
updated need determinations when new census data become
available or new need formulae are adopted, and develop health
care facility plans which shall be utilized in the review of
applications for permit under this Act. Such health facility
plans shall be coordinated by the Board with pertinent State
Plans. Inventories pursuant to this Section of skilled or
intermediate care facilities licensed under the Nursing Home
Care Act, skilled or intermediate care facilities licensed
under the ID/DD Community Care Act, facilities licensed under
the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, or nursing
homes licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act shall be
conducted on an annual basis no later than July 1 of each year
and shall include among the information requested a list of all
services provided by a facility to its residents and to the
community at large and differentiate between active and
inactive beds.
    In developing health care facility plans, the State Board
shall consider, but shall not be limited to, the following:
        (a) The size, composition and growth of the population
    of the area to be served;
        (b) The number of existing and planned facilities
    offering similar programs;
        (c) The extent of utilization of existing facilities;
        (d) The availability of facilities which may serve as
    alternatives or substitutes;
        (e) The availability of personnel necessary to the
    operation of the facility;
        (f) Multi-institutional planning and the establishment
    of multi-institutional systems where feasible;
        (g) The financial and economic feasibility of proposed
    construction or modification; and
        (h) In the case of health care facilities established
    by a religious body or denomination, the needs of the
    members of such religious body or denomination may be
    considered to be public need.
    The health care facility plans which are developed and
adopted in accordance with this Section shall form the basis
for the plan of the State to deal most effectively with
statewide health needs in regard to health care facilities.
    (5) Coordinate with the Center for Comprehensive Health
Planning and other state agencies having responsibilities
affecting health care facilities, including those of licensure
and cost reporting. Beginning no later than January 1, 2013,
the Department of Public Health shall produce a written annual
report to the Governor and the General Assembly regarding the
development of the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning.
The Chairman of the State Board and the State Board
Administrator shall also receive a copy of the annual report.
    (6) Solicit, accept, hold and administer on behalf of the
State any grants or bequests of money, securities or property
for use by the State Board or Center for Comprehensive Health
Planning in the administration of this Act; and enter into
contracts consistent with the appropriations for purposes
enumerated in this Act.
    (7) The State Board shall prescribe procedures for review,
standards, and criteria which shall be utilized to make
periodic reviews and determinations of the appropriateness of
any existing health services being rendered by health care
facilities subject to the Act. The State Board shall consider
recommendations of the Board in making its determinations.
    (8) Prescribe, in consultation with the Center for
Comprehensive Health Planning, rules, regulations, standards,
and criteria for the conduct of an expeditious review of
applications for permits for projects of construction or
modification of a health care facility, which projects are
classified as emergency, substantive, or non-substantive in
    Six months after June 30, 2009 (the effective date of
Public Act 96-31), substantive projects shall include no more
than the following:
        (a) Projects to construct (1) a new or replacement
    facility located on a new site or (2) a replacement
    facility located on the same site as the original facility
    and the cost of the replacement facility exceeds the
    capital expenditure minimum, which shall be reviewed by the
    Board within 120 days;
        (b) Projects proposing a (1) new service within an
    existing healthcare facility or (2) discontinuation of a
    service within an existing healthcare facility, which
    shall be reviewed by the Board within 60 days; or
        (c) Projects proposing a change in the bed capacity of
    a health care facility by an increase in the total number
    of beds or by a redistribution of beds among various
    categories of service or by a relocation of beds from one
    physical facility or site to another by more than 20 beds
    or more than 10% of total bed capacity, as defined by the
    State Board, whichever is less, over a 2-year period.
    The Chairman may approve applications for exemption that
meet the criteria set forth in rules or refer them to the full
Board. The Chairman may approve any unopposed application that
meets all of the review criteria or refer them to the full
    Such rules shall not abridge the right of the Center for
Comprehensive Health Planning to make recommendations on the
classification and approval of projects, nor shall such rules
prevent the conduct of a public hearing upon the timely request
of an interested party. Such reviews shall not exceed 60 days
from the date the application is declared to be complete.
    (9) Prescribe rules, regulations, standards, and criteria
pertaining to the granting of permits for construction and
modifications which are emergent in nature and must be
undertaken immediately to prevent or correct structural
deficiencies or hazardous conditions that may harm or injure
persons using the facility, as defined in the rules and
regulations of the State Board. This procedure is exempt from
public hearing requirements of this Act.
    (10) Prescribe rules, regulations, standards and criteria
for the conduct of an expeditious review, not exceeding 60
days, of applications for permits for projects to construct or
modify health care facilities which are needed for the care and
treatment of persons who have acquired immunodeficiency
syndrome (AIDS) or related conditions.
    (11) Issue written decisions upon request of the applicant
or an adversely affected party to the Board. Requests for a
written decision shall be made within 15 days after the Board
meeting in which a final decision has been made. A "final
decision" for purposes of this Act is the decision to approve
or deny an application, or take other actions permitted under
this Act, at the time and date of the meeting that such action
is scheduled by the Board. State Board members shall provide
their rationale when voting on an item before the State Board
at a State Board meeting in order to comply with subsection (b)
of Section 3-108 of the Administrative Review Law of the Code
of Civil Procedure. The transcript of the State Board meeting
shall be incorporated into the Board's final decision. The
staff of the Board shall prepare a written copy of the final
decision and the Board shall approve a final copy for inclusion
in the formal record. The Board shall consider, for approval,
the written draft of the final decision no later than the next
scheduled Board meeting. The written decision shall identify
the applicable criteria and factors listed in this Act and the
Board's regulations that were taken into consideration by the
Board when coming to a final decision. If the Board denies or
fails to approve an application for permit or exemption, the
Board shall include in the final decision a detailed
explanation as to why the application was denied and identify
what specific criteria or standards the applicant did not
    (12) Require at least one of its members to participate in
any public hearing, after the appointment of a majority of the
members to the Board.
    (13) Provide a mechanism for the public to comment on, and
request changes to, draft rules and standards.
    (14) Implement public information campaigns to regularly
inform the general public about the opportunity for public
hearings and public hearing procedures.
    (15) Establish a separate set of rules and guidelines for
long-term care that recognizes that nursing homes are a
different business line and service model from other regulated
facilities. An open and transparent process shall be developed
that considers the following: how skilled nursing fits in the
continuum of care with other care providers, modernization of
nursing homes, establishment of more private rooms,
development of alternative services, and current trends in
long-term care services. The Chairman of the Board shall
appoint a permanent Health Services Review Board Long-term Care
Facility Advisory Subcommittee that shall develop and
recommend to the Board the rules to be established by the Board
under this paragraph (15). The Subcommittee shall also provide
continuous review and commentary on policies and procedures
relative to long-term care and the review of related projects.
The Subcommittee shall make recommendations to the Board no
later than January 1, 2016 and every January thereafter
pursuant to the Subcommittee's responsibility for the
continuous review and commentary on policies and procedures
relative to long-term care. In consultation with other experts
from the health field of long-term care, the Board and the
Subcommittee shall study new approaches to the current bed need
formula and Health Service Area boundaries to encourage
flexibility and innovation in design models reflective of the
changing long-term care marketplace and consumer preferences
and submit its recommendations to the Chairman of the Board no
later than January 1, 2017. The Subcommittee shall evaluate,
and make recommendations to the State Board regarding, the
buying, selling, and exchange of beds between long-term care
facilities within a specified geographic area or drive time.
The Board shall file the proposed related administrative rules
for the separate rules and guidelines for long-term care
required by this paragraph (15) by no later than September 30,
2011. The Subcommittee shall be provided a reasonable and
timely opportunity to review and comment on any review,
revision, or updating of the criteria, standards, procedures,
and rules used to evaluate project applications as provided
under Section 12.3 of this Act.
    The Chairman of the Board shall appoint voting members of
the Subcommittee, who shall serve for a period of 3 years, with
one-third of the terms expiring each January, to be determined
by lot. Appointees shall include, but not be limited to,
recommendations from each of the 3 statewide long-term care
associations, with an equal number to be appointed from each.
Compliance with this provision shall be through the appointment
and reappointment process. All appointees serving as of April
1, 2015 shall serve to the end of their term as determined by
lot or until the appointee voluntarily resigns, whichever is
    One representative from the Department of Public Health,
the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the
Department on Aging, and the Department of Human Services may
each serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of the
Subcommittee. The Chairman of the Board shall select a
Subcommittee Chair, who shall serve for a period of 3 years.
    (16) Prescribe and provide forms pertaining to the State
Board Staff Report. A State Board Staff Report shall pertain to
applications that include, but are not limited to, applications
for permit or exemption, applications for permit renewal,
applications for extension of the obligation period,
applications requesting a declaratory ruling, or applications
under the Health Care Worker Self-Referral Self Referral Act.
State Board Staff Reports shall compare applications to the
relevant review criteria under the Board's rules.
    (17) (16) Establish a separate set of rules and guidelines
for facilities licensed under the Specialized Mental Health
Rehabilitation Act of 2013. An application for the
re-establishment of a facility in connection with the
relocation of the facility shall not be granted unless the
applicant has a contractual relationship with at least one
hospital to provide emergency and inpatient mental health
services required by facility consumers, and at least one
community mental health agency to provide oversight and
assistance to facility consumers while living in the facility,
and appropriate services, including case management, to assist
them to prepare for discharge and reside stably in the
community thereafter. No new facilities licensed under the
Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013 shall be
established after June 16, 2014 (the effective date of Public
Act 98-651) this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly
except in connection with the relocation of an existing
facility to a new location. An application for a new location
shall not be approved unless there are adequate community
services accessible to the consumers within a reasonable
distance, or by use of public transportation, so as to
facilitate the goal of achieving maximum individual self-care
and independence. At no time shall the total number of
authorized beds under this Act in facilities licensed under the
Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013 exceed the
number of authorized beds on June 16, 2014 (the effective date
of Public Act 98-651) this amendatory Act of the 98th General
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813,
eff. 7-13-12; 97-1045, eff. 8-21-13; 97-1115, eff. 8-27-12;
98-414, eff. 1-1-14; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-651, eff.
6-16-14; 98-1086, eff. 8-26-14; revised 10-1-14.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 08/05/2015