Filing The Community Benefits Report
The Illinois Community Benefits Act requires non-profit hospitals to file reports with the Illinois Attorney General annually. Public hospitals, rural hospitals outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area and small hospitals of 100 beds or less are exempt from filing.
See the state's instructions on filling out the report and the state's report form. The annual report must include:
- Mission statement;
- Community benefit plan (including community health needs and activities to reduce disparities);
- Amount and types of community benefits provided (report on 2-page form);
- Charity policy; and
- Audited financial statements.
You annual report should be filed within six months of the close of the hospital's fiscal year. The annual report, except audited financial statements, is to be made public on the hospital's website. Along with the annual report, hospitals are to file the Hospital Financial Assistance Report.