36-5-1        AUTHORITY.  This Article is adopted and enacted pursuant to the authority granted to the County by all relevant State and Federal laws, including but not limited to the following:

          730 ILCS 125/17 provides that when medical or hospital services are required by any person held in custody, the county, private hospital, physician or any public agency which provides such services shall be entitled to obtain reimbursement from the county or from the Arrestee’s Medical Costs Fund to the extent that moneys in the Fund are available for the cost of such services.

Further, pursuant to 730 ILCS 125/17 theCountyBoard is authorized to adopt this Ordinance providing for reimbursement for the cost of those services at the Department of Public Aid’s rates for medical assistance.

          36-5-2        PURPOSE.  The purpose of this Article is to ease the financial burden onUnionCounty for medical services for arrests due to the fact that public aid rates are normally less than the usual rates charges for such services.

          36-5-3        STATEMENT OF LAW.  The Union County Board pursuant to the authority of the County Jail Act, 730 ILCS 125/17 hereby declares thatUnionCounty shall reimburse private hospitals, physicians or other agencies providing medical services to inmates of the Union County Jail at the same rate as that paid by the Illinois Department of Public Aid for medical assistance.

(Ord. No. 2005-02; 02-07-05)