(405 ILCS 35/2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1102)
    Sec. 2. Department responsibilities.
    (a) The Secretary of Human Services shall designate staff of the Department to coordinate the development of the Department's community support system strategic plan. In developing the appropriate plans the responsibilities of the coordinator and any additional required staff shall include:
        (1) the development of a statewide inventory of
community support system service components currently available, including those components funded or provided by other public and private agencies;
        (2) delineation of a comprehensive set of community
support services with adequate flexibility to accommodate the needs of disparate chronically mentally ill populations including the young chronically mentally ill client, and local conditions in the state, which shall serve as the basis of the development and enhancement of community support systems statewide;
        (3) the development of a statewide client assessment
system providing descriptive data appropriate for use in individual service planning, aggregate statistics descriptive of client population groups which can be utilized in the development of local community support systems, statistics for discrimination of varying client populations according to client characteristics and needs, and information for statewide planning;
        (4) a study of mechanisms currently employed in
funding community support system components, followed by the establishment of a Department policy specifying funding mechanisms appropriate for specific community support system program components;
        (5) the development of program standards to enhance
accountability and evaluation of community support systems on both a system-wide and component-by-component basis;
    (b) The coordinator and his staff shall provide technical assistance and training to local community agencies involved in the development and provision of community support systems;
    (c) The coordinator and his staff shall serve as the Department liaison with other public and private agencies involved through funding or service provision in the development and maintenance of community support systems;
    (d) The coordinator and his staff shall coordinate internal Department efforts to develop community support systems. Activities shall include consultation, technical assistance, leadership in implementation of the strategic plan, and administration of pilot projects as established in Section 3 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)