Date: December 2, 2021
To: Enrolled Transportation Providers
Re: Safety Training Certification Programs Pursuant to Public Act 102-0364
Pursuant to the recent passage of Public Act 102-0364 (Senate Bill 1740), the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is allowing medicar and service car transportation providers, licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), to conduct in-house safety training programs if they meet training components established by HFS.
HFS is now accepting new applications for Safety Training Certification programs. Applications can be emailed to HFS.Transportation@illinois.gov.
Currently, all providers of non-emergency medicar and service car transportation are required u
nder Public Act 95-501 and 89 Ill. Adm. Code Section 140.490(f) to certify that all drivers and employee attendants have completed safety training certification every three years.
Medicar and service car providers receiving federal funding under 49 U.S.C. 5307 or 5311, are not subject to the safety training program certification requirement during the period of federal funding. Documentation of the federal funding period must be made available to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) upon request.
Questions regarding this notice may be directed to the Bureau of Professional and Ancillary Services at 877-782-5565.
Kelly Cunningham, Administrator
Division of Medical Programs