§ 5-15. (a) The Illinois Department is authorized to contract with community based organizations
serving low income communities for a three year period to demonstrate how and the
extent to which preventive health programs can decrease utilization of medical care
services and/or improve health status.
(b) As used in this Section (1) a community based organization is an organization
established as a not-for-profit corporation under laws of the State of Illinois which
serves a defined geographic community and is governed by members of that community;
and (2) a preventive health program is any program, service or intervention the purpose
of which is to identify, resolve, or ameliorate problems which contribute to the utilization
of medical services.
(c) The Illinois Department is authorized, for evaluation purposes, to release names
of recipients and other pertinent identification and medical utilization information
to the community organizations under contract.
(d) Contractors shall maintain strict confidentiality of information released by the
Illinois Department by following guidelines established by the Illinois Department,
which shall require that recipients sign a release for any further use or disclosure
of such information.
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