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MENTAL HEALTH
(405 ILCS 49/) Children's Mental Health Act of 2003.

405 ILCS 49/1

    (405 ILCS 49/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Children's Mental Health Act of 2003.
(Source: P.A. 93-495, eff. 8-8-03.)

405 ILCS 49/5

    (405 ILCS 49/5)
    Sec. 5. Children's Mental Health Plan.
    (a) The State of Illinois shall develop a Children's Mental Health Plan containing short-term and long-term recommendations to provide comprehensive, coordinated mental health prevention, early intervention, and treatment services for children from birth through age 18. This Plan shall include but not be limited to:
        (1) Coordinated provider services and interagency
    
referral networks for children from birth through age 18 to maximize resources and minimize duplication of services.
        (2) Guidelines for incorporating social and emotional
    
development into school learning standards and educational programs, pursuant to Section 15 of this Act.
        (3) Protocols for implementing screening and
    
assessment of children prior to any admission to an inpatient hospital for psychiatric services, pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 5-5.23 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
        (4) Recommendations regarding a State budget for
    
children's mental health prevention, early intervention, and treatment across all State agencies.
        (5) Recommendations for State and local mechanisms
    
for integrating federal, State, and local funding sources for children's mental health.
        (6) Recommendations for building a qualified and
    
adequately trained workforce prepared to provide mental health services for children from birth through age 18 and their families.
        (7) Recommendations for facilitating research on best
    
practices and model programs, and dissemination of this information to Illinois policymakers, practitioners, and the general public through training, technical assistance, and educational materials.
        (8) Recommendations for a comprehensive,
    
multi-faceted public awareness campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illness and educate families, the general public, and other key audiences about the benefits of children's social and emotional development, and how to access services.
        (9) Recommendations for creating a quality-driven
    
children's mental health system with shared accountability among key State agencies and programs that conducts ongoing needs assessments, uses outcome indicators and benchmarks to measure progress, and implements quality data tracking and reporting systems.
    (b) The Children's Mental Health Partnership (hereafter referred to as "the Partnership") is created. The Partnership shall have the responsibility of developing and monitoring the implementation of the Children's Mental Health Plan as approved by the Governor. The Children's Mental Health Partnership shall be comprised of: the Secretary of Human Services or his or her designee; the State Superintendent of Education or his or her designee; the directors of the departments of Children and Family Services, Healthcare and Family Services, Public Health, and Juvenile Justice, or their designees; the head of the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, or his or her designee; the Attorney General or his or her designee; up to 25 representatives of community mental health authorities and statewide mental health, children and family advocacy, early childhood, education, health, substance abuse, violence prevention, and juvenile justice organizations or associations, to be appointed by the Governor; and 2 members of each caucus of the House of Representatives and Senate appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate, respectively. The Governor shall appoint the Partnership Chair and shall designate a Governor's staff liaison to work with the Partnership.
    (c) The Partnership shall submit a Preliminary Plan to the Governor on September 30, 2004 and shall submit the Final Plan on June 30, 2005. Thereafter, on September 30 of each year, the Partnership shall submit an annual report to the Governor on the progress of Plan implementation and recommendations for revisions in the Plan. The Final Plan and annual reports submitted in subsequent years shall include estimates of savings achieved in prior fiscal years under subsection (a) of Section 5-5.23 of the Illinois Public Aid Code and federal financial participation received under subsection (b) of Section 5-5.23 of that Code. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall provide technical assistance in developing these estimates and reports.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

405 ILCS 49/10

    (405 ILCS 49/10)
    Sec. 10. Office of Mental Health services. The Office of Mental Health within the Department of Human Services shall allow grant and purchase-of-service moneys to be used for services for children from birth through age 18.
(Source: P.A. 93-495, eff. 8-8-03.)

405 ILCS 49/15

    (405 ILCS 49/15)
    Sec. 15. Mental health and schools.
    (a) The Illinois State Board of Education shall develop and implement a plan to incorporate social and emotional development standards as part of the Illinois Learning Standards for the purpose of enhancing and measuring children's school readiness and ability to achieve academic success. The plan shall be submitted to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Partnership by December 31, 2004.
    (b) Every Illinois school district shall develop a policy for incorporating social and emotional development into the district's educational program. The policy shall address teaching and assessing social and emotional skills and protocols for responding to children with social, emotional, or mental health problems, or a combination of such problems, that impact learning ability. School social workers may implement a continuum of social and emotional education programs and services in accordance with students' needs. Each district must submit this policy to the Illinois State Board of Education by August 31, 2004.
(Source: P.A. 98-338, eff. 8-13-13.)

405 ILCS 49/95

    (405 ILCS 49/95)
    Sec. 95. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-495, eff. 8-8-03; text omitted.)

405 ILCS 49/99

    (405 ILCS 49/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 93-495, eff. 8-8-03.)