(20 ILCS 1705/53) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100-53)
    Sec. 53. The Department shall create a consistent case coordination system for persons with a developmental disability who receive services provided or funded by the Department. The objectives of this system shall be to ensure that a full range of an individual's needs is identified and assessed through statewide use of an individual client assessment tool; to ensure that each individual actually receives, in the most effective and efficient combination and sequence, the full range and continuum of services needed; to ensure that all available resources are applied appropriately to each individual served; and to provide a systematic procedure for serving individuals which generates among and within the local service delivery agencies information required for effective system management.
    "Case coordination" means a mechanism for linking and coordinating segments of the service delivery system to ensure the most comprehensive program for meeting an individual client's needs. It facilitates client movement through an array of services so that at any given time, services received are matched to the needs of the individual.
(Source: P.A. 88-380.)