Bill Status of HB0759  94th General Assembly


Short Description:  DCFS-MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

House Sponsors
Rep. Lou Lang - Sandra M. Pihos - Jack D. Franks - Patricia R. Bellock, Patrick J Verschoore and Jack McGuire

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Susan Garrett - Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/15/2005HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0034

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 505/5.25 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that every child with a diagnosis of a mental illness who is placed under the Act shall receive mental health services. Requires DCFS, in cooperation with DHS, to file a proposed rule by January 1, 2006, regarding the mental health services to be provided to these children. Requires DCFS to assess each mental health community network in the State to determine what needs exist in each network for the required mental health services. Requires DCFS, by January 1, 2007, to submit a report describing the assessment of the mental health community networks and a plan to address the identified needs to the Governor and the General Assembly.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 505/5.25 new

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that every child in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services shall receive necessary behavioral health services, including mental health services, trauma services, substance abuse services, and developmental disabilities services. Specifically, there shall be services, such as integrated assessments, treatment plans, individual and group therapy, and specialized foster care. A program facility or home shall assist the Department in arranging for behavioral health services from an outside provider. Provides that DCFS shall file proposed rules by January 1, 2006 regarding the behavioral health services to be provided to children in the care of DCFS. Provides that DCFS shall prepare an assessment of behavioral health community services available in the State by DCFS region to determine what needs for behavioral health services exist. Provides that DCFS, by January 1, 2007, shall submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly that describes the assessment of available behavioral health services and a plan to address identified needs.

 Fiscal Note (Department of Children & Family Services)
 The Department under its Program Improvement Plan with the federal government is already planning to conduct this activity. Costs associated with the plan, and thus this legislation that codifies part of the activity, is already factored into the Fiscal Year 2006 budget as introduced. House Bill 759 does not add any additional costs to the Department.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lou Lang
  2/2/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/2/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2005HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/8/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  2/8/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  2/24/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Human Services Committee
  2/24/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/24/2005HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 009-001-000
  2/24/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/25/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/25/2005HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Rosemary Mulligan; As Amended
  2/25/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J Verschoore
  2/25/2005HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  3/7/2005HouseFiscal Note Filed As Amended by HA 1
  3/15/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
  3/17/2005SenateArrive in Senate
  3/17/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 6, 2005
  3/24/2005SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Susan Garrett
  4/6/2005SenateFirst Reading
  4/6/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  4/13/2005SenateAssigned to Health & Human Services
  4/20/2005SenateDo Pass Health & Human Services; 010-000-000
  4/20/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 21, 2005
  5/5/2005SenateSecond Reading
  5/5/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 10, 2005
  5/11/2005SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/11/2005SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-001
  5/11/2005HousePassed Both Houses
  6/9/2005HouseSent to the Governor
  6/15/2005HouseGovernor Approved
  6/15/2005HouseEffective Date January 1, 2006
  6/15/2005HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0034