Illinois Hospital Charity Care Legislation

General Assembly Passes Charity Care Bill


SB 2194, the “Medicaid reform” bill, has passed both houses of the General Assembly on May 29, 2012.

Included in a 182 page bill was the charity care legislation that will allow hospitals to apply a much broader definition for what qualifies as charity care.

Effective immediately, the legislation sets a clear formula for how much free care and services hospitals must provide to qualify for tax breaks.

It seeks to end 10 years of disputes between the Illinois Department of Revenue and not-for-profit hospitals and clinics.

Attached is all of the various state and local tax hospital credits and exemptions (income, sales & use, property) added by the bill.

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Reference Info:State, 7th Circuit, Illinois | United States

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