Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

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Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Department overview
Jurisdiction Illinois
Department executive Julie Hamos, Director of Healthcare and Family Services

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is the code department[1][2] of the Illinois state government that is responsible for providing healthcare coverage for adults and children who qualify for Medicaid, and for providing child support services to help ensure that Illinois children receive financial support from both parents.

The department is organized into two major divisions, Medical Programs and Child Support Services. The Office of Inspector General is maintained within the agency, but functions as a separate, independent entity reporting directly to the governor's office.[3] Its current director (as of 2010) is Julie Hamos.


  1. ^ Uphoff, Judy Lee (2012). "The Governor and the Executive Branch". In Lind, Nancy S.; Rankin, Erik. Governing Illinois: Your Connection to State and Local Government (4th ed.). Center Publications, Center for State Policy and Leadership, University of Illinois at Springfield. pp. 78–79. ISBN 978-0-938943-28-0. 
  2. ^ 20 ILCS 5/5-15
  3. ^ "About HFS". 

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