Senator Bill Brady is calling for the removal of Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board officials and Board members, as the first steps toward restoring integrity to the process used to site hospitals and other healthcare facilities throughout Illinois.

The Bloomington Republican has drafted legislation removing the Deputy Director of the Office of Policy, Planning and Statistics of the Illinois Department of Public Health; and the Executive Secretary of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board (IHFPB), effective July 1, 2009. The legislation also calls for the immediate termination of the Board members, but allows them to serve until they are replaced by the Governor, up to an additional 60 days.

Senator Brady says that while neither the officials nor the current board members have been accused of wrongdoing, they are associated with the scandals connected to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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