(110 ILCS 905/2003) (from Ch. 144, par. 1483)
Sec. 2003. Definitions. As used in this Law, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
(a) "Eligible allied health care professional" means a person who meets all of the following qualifications:
(1) he or she is studying an allied health care field
in a medical or other school located in Illinois and accredited in its field or otherwise approved by the Department, and agrees to obtain a license to practice in his or her field in this State;
(2) he or she exhibits financial need as determined
by the Department; and
(3) he or she agrees to practice full-time in a
Designated Shortage Area as an allied health care professional one year for each year he or she is a scholarship recipient.
(b) "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
(c) "Designated Shortage Area" means an area designated by the Director of Public Health as a physician shortage area, a medically underserved area, or a critical health manpower shortage area as defined by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, or as further defined by the Department to enable it to effectively fulfill the purpose stated in Section 2002. Such areas may include the following:
(1) an urban or rural area which is a rational area
for the delivery of health services;
(2) a population group; or
(3) a public or nonprofit private medical facility.
(Source: P.A. 86-1187.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015