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Public Act 097-0438


 

Public Act 0438 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 097-0438
 
HB2084 EnrolledLRB097 07106 KTG 47205 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities Administrative Act is amended by adding Section
18.6 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 1705/18.6 new)
    Sec. 18.6. Mental Health Services Strategic Planning Task
Force.
    (a) Task Force. The Mental Health Services Strategic
Planning Task Force is created.
    (b) Meeting. The Task Force shall be appointed and hold its
first meeting within 90 days after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
    (c) Composition. The Task Force shall be comprised of the
following members:
        (1) Two members of the Senate appointed by the
    President of the Senate and 2 members of the Senate
    appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
        (2) Two members of the House of Representatives
    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
    and 2 members of the House of Representatives appointed by
    the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
        (3) One representative of the Division of Mental Health
    within the Department of Human Services.
        (4) One representative of the Department of Healthcare
    and Family Services.
        (5) One representative of the Bureau of Long Term Care
    within the Department of Public Health.
        (6) One representative of the Illinois Children's
    Mental Health Partnership.
        (7) Six representatives of the mental health providers
    and community stakeholders selected from names submitted
    by associates representing the various types of providers.
        (8) Three representatives of the consumer community
    including a primary consumer, secondary consumer, and a
    representative of a mental health consumer advocacy
    organization.
        (9) An individual from a union representing State
    employees providing services to persons with mental
    illness.
        (10) One academic specialist in mental health
    outcomes, research, and evidence-based practices.
    (d) Duty. The Task Force shall meet with the Office of the
Governor and the appropriate legislative committees on mental
health to develop a 5-year comprehensive strategic plan for the
State's mental health services. The plan shall address the
following topics:
        (1) Provide sufficient home and community-based
    services to give consumers real options in care settings.
        (2) Improve access to care.
        (3) Reduce regulatory redundancy.
        (4) Maintain financial viability for providers in a
    cost-effective manner to the State.
        (5) Ensure care is effective, efficient, and
    appropriate regardless of the setting in which it is
    provided.
        (6) Ensure quality of care in all care settings via the
    use of appropriate clinical outcomes.
        (7) Ensure hospitalizations and institutional care,
    when necessary, is available to meet demand now and in the
    future.
    (e) The Task Force shall work in conjunction with the
Department of Human Services' Division of Developmental
Disabilities to ensure effective treatment for those dually
diagnosed with both mental illness and developmental
disabilities. The Task Force shall also work in conjunction
with the Department of Human Services' Division of Alcohol and
Substance Abuse to ensure effective treatment for those who are
dually diagnosed with both mental illness as well as substance
abuse challenges.
    (f) Compensation. Members of the Task Force shall not
receive compensation nor reimbursement for necessary expenses
incurred in performing the duties associated with the Task
Force.
    (g) Reporting. The Task Force shall present its plan to the
Governor and the General Assembly no later than 18 months after
the effective date of the amendatory Act of the 97th General
Assembly. With its approval and authorization, and subject to
appropriation, the Task Force shall convene quarterly meetings
during the implementation of the 5-year strategic plan to
monitor progress, review outcomes, and make ongoing
recommendations. These ongoing recommendations shall be
presented to the Governor and the General Assembly for
feedback, suggestions, support, and approval. Within one year
after recommendations are presented to the Governor and the
General Assembly, the General Assembly shall vote on whether
the recommendations should become law.
    (h) Administrative support. The Department of Human
Services shall provide administrative and staff support to the
Task Force.
    (i) This Section is repealed on December 31, 2019.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 08/18/2011