Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act. Requires the Department of Human Services, upon request, to provide DUI service providers licensed by the State and any court, as defined, with copies of identification and arrest data the Department receives from federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies. Establishes the DUI Service Provider Effectiveness Program Exploratory Committee to create an audit and evaluation process that permits the evaluation of treatment and intervention outcomes of licensed DUI service providers so that persons interested in DUI treatment or intervention services can make informed decisions concerning provider selection and courts can better determine which DUI service providers to keep on their approved-provider lists. Contains provisions concerning membership on the Committee, initial appointments, voting rights, reporting requirements, and other matters. Requires the Committee to prepare and publish in a central publication information obtained through the audit and evaluation process established by the Committee, but not before performing certain tasks, including the development of: (i) a process and statistical method of outcome analysis and research that targets DUI recidivism as a measure of the treatment or intervention effectiveness of each DUI service provider; and (ii) a standardized method or process by which a court may consult and collaborate with a DUI service provider whose program of DUI treatment or intervention services fails to meet or adequately address the needs of clients residing within the court's judicial circuit. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Adds a requirement concerning DUI treatment review surveys. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Removes a provision that requires the Department of Human Services, upon request, to provide DUI service providers licensed by the State and any court, as defined, with copies of identification and arrest data the Department receives from federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies. Redefines "DUI" to mean a conviction under a specified provision of the Illinois Vehicle Code (rather than to mean driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances which may cause impairment of driving ability). In provisions concerning the DUI Service Provider Effectiveness Program Exploratory Committee established in the introduced bill, provides that vacancies on the Committee shall be filled by individuals possessing the same membership requirements as the original appointee whom the replacement is taking the place of (rather than in the same manner as the original appointments). Makes changes to provisions concerning: (i) absent and substitute members; survival analysis studies; the collection of information for survival analysis studies and outcome analysis and research studies; an auditing and evaluation process to be developed by the Department in order to verify information on the resources provided by DUI service providers and included in the central publication; and other matters. Requires the Committee to dissolve upon submitting its report to the General Assembly and the Department of Human Services as required in the provisions of the introduced bill. Permits the Department to modify, add, or remove information collected and published within the central publication as well as modify the auditing and evaluation measures used in analyzing such information for the central publication upon the dissolution of the Committee. Effective immediately.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Human Services)
The Department of Human Services currently funds DUI services from the Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Fund. For every dollar that the Department has to divert to support the driving abstract fee, a corresponding dollar of service will need to be reduced. Without additional revenue streams, the Department will have no choice but to reduce services. During FY16, the Department funded approximately 6,600 risk assessments and risk educational programs at a cost of $884.0K. If the Department has to fund 6,600 driving abstracts at $12 each, the cost would be an estimated $79,200. This would decrease available service dollars by 9% and would reduce the number of assessments and educational programs available to an estimated 587 individuals. The costs associated with this proposal are estimated based on the Department's current income eligibility guidelines. If these income thresholds are not maintained, then the Department would be responsible for additional individuals that would not qualify for State funded Addiction Treatment Services under the current rules.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Adds the Director of the Illinois State Police, or his or her designee, to the list of members on the DUI Service Provider Effectiveness Program Exploratory Committee.