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Public Act 102-0512


 

Public Act 0512 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0512
 
HB3879 EnrolledLRB102 02639 KTG 12642 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 Department of Healthcare and Family
Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by adding Section 30 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 2205/30 new)
    Sec. 30. Health care telementoring.
    (a) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall
designate one or more health care telementoring entities based
on an application to be developed by the Department of
Healthcare and Family Services. Applicants shall demonstrate a
record of expertise and demonstrated success in providing
health care telementoring services. Approved applicants from
Illinois shall be eligible for State funding in accordance
with rules developed by the Department of Healthcare and
Family Services. Funding shall be provided based on the number
of physicians who are assisted by each approved health care
telementoring entity and the hours of assistance provided to
each physician.
    (b) In this Section, "health care telementoring" means a
program:
        (1) based on interactive video technology that
    connects groups of community health care providers in
    urban and rural underserved areas with specialists in
    regular real-time collaborative sessions;
        (2) designed around case-based learning and
    mentorship; and
        (3) that helps local health care providers gain the
    expertise required to more effectively provide needed
    services.
    "Health care telementoring" includes, but is not limited
to, a program provided to improve services in a variety of
areas, including, but not limited to, adolescent health,
Hepatitis C, complex diabetes, geriatrics, mental illness,
opioid use disorders, substance use disorders, maternity care,
childhood adversity and trauma, pediatric ADHD, and other
priorities identified by the Department of Healthcare and
Family Services.

Effective Date: 1/1/2022