|Community Benefits Plan/Implementation Strategy|
|A nonprofit hospital to which the Illinois Community Benefits Act applies is required to develop a community benefit plan.
The community benefit plan must identify the populations and communities served by the hospital and set out goals and objectives for providing community benefits that include charity care and government-sponsored indigent health care. 210 ILCS 76/15 (2003).
The Act does not apply to 1) government hospitals, 2) hospitals located outside of a metropolitan statistical area, or 3) hospitals with 100 or fewer beds. 210 ILCS 76/5 (2003).