(20 ILCS 1705/15e) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100-15e)
    Sec. 15e. In order to improve linkage and aftercare for those recipients admitted to Department facilities 3 or more times in a 12-month period, the Department shall designate continuous treatment teams for each of the following facilities: Chicago-Read Mental Health Center; Elgin Mental Health Center; Madden Mental Health Center; and Tinley Park Mental Health Center. The Department may provide these services in the other facilities it operates.
    Upon a recipient's admission to one of the above-named facilities and when that admission constitutes the third admission for that recipient to a Department facility within the previous 12-month period, the recipient shall be assigned to a continuous treatment team. Each continuous treatment team shall fully participate in the admission, inpatient treatment and discharge planning for each recipient assigned to the team. Each continuous treatment team further shall ensure linkage to aftercare services and shall provide continuous support to recipients assigned to the team to ensure a system of managed care for each recipient. Continuous treatment team members shall be afforded all appropriate clinical privileges consistent with applicable accreditation standards.
    The Department shall promulgate rules governing these continuous treatment teams.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)