(20 ILCS 1705/63)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100-63)
Mental health pilot program.
(a) The Secretary is hereby authorized, from appropriations
for purposes of this Section, to establish elderly mental health pilot
programs with an emphasis on deterring homelessness, institutionalization,
and premature death among elderly persons with mental illness. These shall be
coordinated with other programs for the aged administered by the Department
on Aging and area agencies on aging. The programs shall provide
community-based mental health services including the following services
provided on an in-home basis:
(1) Case management.
(b) Additionally, other services may include, but are not limited
to, any or all of the following:
(1) Outpatient assessment and diagnostic services.
(2) Outpatient counseling.
(3) Crisis intervention.
(4) Money management.
(5) Medication monitoring.
(6) Psychiatric services.
(c) The Department shall establish eligibility standards for
these services taking into consideration the unique economic and social
needs of the target population for whom they are to be provided. The
target population identified for the purposes of this Act includes persons
60 years of age or older who:
(1) Are suffering an acute episode of mental illness.
(2) Are suffering from a mental disorder which has
led or will lead to the need for long-term institutional care.
(3) Have undergone psychiatric treatment or intensive
outpatient care more than once in a lifetime.
(4) Are exhibiting behavior that severely impacts on
themselves or their environment and which may indicate the development of mental illness.
(d) The Department shall include a review of the progress of any
model program under this Act in its annual report to the Governor and the
(Source: P.A. 88-380; 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)