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Public Act 100-0087


 

Public Act 0087 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0087
 
SB0973 EnrolledLRB100 08411 KTG 18525 b

    AN ACT concerning children.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Children and Family Services Act is amended
by adding Section 2.2 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 505/2.2 new)
    Sec. 2.2. Annual reports on youth in care waiting for
placement. No later than December 31, 2018, and on December 31
of each year thereafter through December 31, 2023, the
Department shall prepare and submit an annual report, covering
the previous fiscal year, to the General Assembly regarding
youth in care waiting for placements. The report shall include:
        (1) the number of youth in care who remained in
    emergency placements, including but not limited to
    shelters and emergency foster homes, for longer than 30
    days, their genders and ages, their recommended placement
    type, the total length of time each youth remained in
    emergency care, the barriers to timely placement, and
    whether they were placed in the recommended placement type
    after they were removed from the emergency placement, and
    if not, what type of placement they were placed in;
        (2) the number of youth in care who remained in
    psychiatric hospitals beyond the time they were clinically
    ready for discharge or beyond medical necessity, whichever
    is sooner, their genders and ages, their recommended
    placement type, the total length of time each youth
    remained psychiatrically hospitalized beyond necessity,
    the barriers to timely placement, and whether they were
    placed in the recommended placement type after they were
    removed from the psychiatric hospital, and if not, what
    type of placement they were placed in;
        (3) the number of youth in care who remained in a
    detention center or Department of Juvenile Justice
    facility solely because the Department cannot locate an
    appropriate placement for the youth, their genders and
    ages, their recommended placement type, the total length of
    time each youth remained in the detention center or
    Department of Juvenile Justice facility after they could
    have been released, the barriers to timely placement, and
    whether they were placed in the recommended placement type
    after being released from detention of the Juvenile Justice
    facility, and if not, what type of placement they were
    placed in;
        (4) a description of how the Department collected the
    information reported and any difficulties the Department
    had in collecting the information and whether there are
    concerns about the validity of the information; and
        (5) a description of any steps the Department is taking
    to reduce the length of time youth in care wait in
    psychiatric hospitals, emergency placements, detention
    centers, and Department of Juvenile Justice facilities for
    clinically appropriate placements.

Effective Date: 1/1/2018