(20 ILCS 1705/73)
Report; Williams v. Quinn consent decree.
(a) Annual Report.
(1) No later than December 31, 2011, and on December
31st of each of the following 4 years, the Department of Human Services shall prepare and submit an annual report to the General Assembly concerning the implementation of the Williams v. Quinn consent decree and other efforts to move persons with mental illnesses from institutional settings to community-based settings. This report shall include:
(A) The number of persons who have been moved
from long-term care facilities to community-based settings during the previous year and the number of persons projected to be moved during the next year.
(B) Any implementation or compliance reports
prepared by the State for the Court or the court-appointed monitor in Williams v. Quinn.
(C) Any reports from the court-appointed monitor
or findings by the Court reflecting the Department's compliance or failure to comply with the Williams v. Quinn consent decree and any other order issued during that proceeding.
(D) Statistics reflecting the number and types of
community-based services provided to persons who have been moved from long-term care facilities to community-based settings.
(E) Any additional community-based services which
are or will be needed in order to ensure maximum community integration as provided for by the Williams v. Quinn consent decree, and the Department's plan for providing these services.
(F) Any and all costs associated with
transitioning residents from institutional settings to community-based settings, including, but not limited to, the cost of residential services, the cost of outpatient treatment, and the cost of all community support services facilitating the community-based setting.
(2) The requirement for reporting to the General
Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, Minority Leader, and Clerk of the House of Representatives; the President, Minority Leader, and Secretary of the Senate; and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act, and by filing additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(b) Department rule. The Department of Human Services shall draft and promulgate a new rule governing community-based residential settings.
The new rule for community-based residential settings shall include settings that offer to persons with serious mental illness (i) community-based residential recovery-oriented mental health care, treatment, and services; and (ii) community-based residential mental health and co-occurring substance use disorder care, treatment, and services.
Community-based residential settings shall honor a consumer's choice as well as a consumer's right to live in the:
(1) Least restrictive environment.
(2) Most appropriate integrated setting.
(3) Least restrictive environment and most
appropriate integrated setting designed to assist the individual in living in a safe, appropriate, and therapeutic environment.
(4) Least restrictive environment and most
appropriate integrated setting that affords the person the opportunity to live similarly to persons without serious mental illness.
The new rule for community-based residential settings shall be drafted in such a manner as to delineate State-supported care, treatment, and services appropriately governed within the new rule, and shall continue eligibility for eligible individuals in programs governed by Title 59, Part 132 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
The Department shall draft a new rule for community-based residential settings by January 1, 2012. The new rule must include, but shall not be limited to, standards for:
(i) Administrative requirements.
(ii) Monitoring, review, and reporting.
(iii) Certification requirements.
(iv) Life safety.
(c) Study of housing and residential services. By no later than October 1, 2011, the Department shall conduct a statewide study to assess the existing types of community-based housing and residential services currently being provided to individuals with mental illnesses in Illinois. This study shall include State-funded and federally funded housing and residential services. The results of this study shall be used to inform the rulemaking process outlined in subsection (b).
(Source: P.A. 97-529, eff. 8-23-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)