33) The Board shall issue reports on a monthly basis, to be posted on the Board’s website.
Reports should include the status of applications and recommendations regarding updates
to the standards, criteria, or the health plan as appropriate.
34) The CON Board shall publish an annual report of all fines, fees and other revenue
collected, as well as expenses incurred with respect to the CON process.
35) The CON Board shall meet at least every 45 days. A quorum of the appointed members is
only required for matters upon which a formal vote is required.
CON Board Chairman Responsibilities
36) The Chairman of the CON Board is authorized to approve emergency applications,
consistent with the current regulations. Emergency projects can be approved orally but
must be followed by a written application that summarizes the nature of the problem and
the anticipated cost of the project. Emergency projects are defined as those projects that
are necessary because of imminent threat to the structural integrity of the building or
because of an imminent threat to the safe operation and functioning of the mechanical,
electrical, or comparable systems of the building.
37) The Chairman is also authorized, as provided under the current rules, to approve
applications for exemption. These exemptions are not discretionary. If applicants do not
meet specific criteria that are set forth in the CON Board’s rules, they must go through the
full “Certificate of Need” process. The Chairman also may refer any application for
exemption to the full CON Board for its consideration.
38) In addition, the CON Board, after analyzing data on previous applications, should consider
adopting rules that would authorize the Chairman to approve other applications that meet
all of the review criteria and are unopposed. For the limited applications that the Chairman
is authorized to approve, the Chairman also has the authority to refer them to the full CON
Board. The Chairman will still be authorized to approve certain administrative changes
such as extensions and some alterations, as is currently allowed under the rules.
39) After the public hearing and review of applications that will be considered at a meeting of
the CON Board, the Chairman may request that some applications be considered as part
of a consent agenda that will be voted on at the beginning of the Board meeting. There will
be an opportunity for CON Board members to raise questions about applications on the
consent agenda and they may request that the applications be considered on the regular
agenda if there are significant issues that warrant full discussion.
40) All staff will be required to meet minimum professional qualifications, and all staff and their
immediate family members (parents, spouses, children and siblings) shall be subject to the
pertinent provisions of the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act (5 ILCS 420/).
41) The CON Board staff may provide technical assistance to applicants in the development of
their applications in strict accordance of with Section 4.2 of the Illinois Health Facilities
Planning Act, as amended to clarify pre-application communications (See Attachment
below concerning Ex Parte communication.) This could include consultation at any time
prior to the actual filing of an application. In addition, the staff may communicate with the
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