Rep. Camille Y. Lilly

Filed: 4/9/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2247 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Developmental Disability and Mental
5Disability Services Act is amended by adding Article VII as
7    (405 ILCS 80/Art. VII heading new)

9    (405 ILCS 80/7-1 new)
10    Sec. 7-1. Community-based pilot program.
11    (a) Subject to appropriation, the Department of Human
12Services' Division of Mental Health shall make available
13funding for the development and implementation of a
14comprehensive and coordinated continuum of community-based
15pilot programs for persons with or at risk for a mental health



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1diagnosis that is sensitive to the needs of local communities.
2    The funding shall allow for the development of one or more
3pilot programs that will support the development of local
4social media campaigns that focus on the prevention or
5promotion of mental wellness and provide linkages to mental
6health services, especially for those individuals who are
7uninsured or underinsured.
8    For a provider to be considered for the pilot program, the
9provider must demonstrate the ability to:
10        (1) implement the pilot program in an area that shows a
11    high need or underutilization of mental health services;
12        (2) offer a comprehensive strengths-based array of
13    mental health services;
14        (3) collaborate with other systems and government
15    entities that exist in a community;
16        (4) provide education and resources to the public on
17    mental health issues, including suicide prevention and
18    wellness;
19        (5) develop a local social media campaign that focuses
20    on the prevention or promotion of mental wellness;
21        (6) ensure that the social media campaign is culturally
22    relevant, developmentally appropriate, trauma informed,
23    and covers information across an individual's lifespan;
24        (7) provide linkages to other appropriate services in
25    the community;
26        (8) provide a presence staffed by mental health



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1    professionals in natural community settings, which
2    includes any setting where an individual who has not been
3    diagnosed with a mental illness typically spends time; and
4        (9) explore partnership opportunities with
5    institutions of higher learning in the areas of social work
6    or mental health.
7    (b) The Department of Human Services is authorized to adopt
8and implement any administrative rules necessary to carry out
9the pilot program.".