(20 ILCS 3956/10)
    (For Act repeal see Section 90)
    Sec. 10. Human Services 211 Collaboration Board.
    (a) The Human Services 211 Collaboration Board is established to implement a non-emergency telephone number that will provide human services information concerning the availability of governmental and non-profit services and provide referrals to human services agencies, which may include referral to an appropriate web site. The Board shall consist of 9 members appointed by the Governor. The Governor shall appoint one representative of each of the following Offices and Departments as a member of the Board: the Office of the Governor, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department on Aging, the Department of Employment Security, the Department of Human Rights, and the Illinois Commerce Commission. The Governor shall designate one of the members as Chairperson. Members of the Board shall serve 3-year terms and may be reappointed to serve additional terms.
    (b) The Board shall establish standards consistent with the standards established by the National 211 Collaborative and the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems for providing information about and referrals to human services agencies to 211 callers. The standards shall prescribe the technology or manner of delivering 211 calls and shall not exceed any requirements for 211 systems set by the Federal Communications Commission. The standards shall be consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, ensuring accessibility for users of Teletypewriters for the Deaf (TTY).
(Source: P.A. 94-427, eff. 1-1-06; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)