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 Bill Status of SB0347  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  MIND STRONG ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Robert Peters - Patricia Van Pelt, Laura Fine, Sara Feigenholtz, Julie A. Morrison, Ram Villivalam, Suzy Glowiak Hilton, Elgie R. Sims, Jr. and Jacqueline Y. Collins

House Sponsors
(Rep. Barbara Hernandez and Kambium Buckner)

Hearings
Mental Health & Addiction Committee Hearing May 13 2021 10:00AM www.ilga.gov Virtual Room 2 Springfield, IL


Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/4/2021HouseAssigned to Mental Health & Addiction Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Mind Strong Act. Requires the Department of Public Health, or a third party contractor with experience in successful public education and awareness campaigns selected by the Department of Public Health, to develop and lead a 2-year educational campaign within each of Illinois' 11 health regions on the availability of adult mobile crisis response services within each region. Requires the Department to work in collaboration with community stakeholders, including certain organizations, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and the Department of Human Services. Requires the public awareness campaign to begin no later than January 1, 2022. Sets forth certain requirements for the public awareness campaign, including that it be culturally competent and that any written materials be written in plain, easy-to-understand language and available in multiple languages that are representative of the communities in a particular health region. Lists the types of organizations that must be the focus of the educational campaign. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish, subject to appropriation, a grant program for adult mobile crisis response services to any adult age 18 or older experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis regardless of insurance status. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to develop and implement training and protocols for individuals answering crisis calls to the Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) line. Contains provisions concerning the use of data to strengthen CARES line responses and adult mobile crisis response services, and other matters. Requires the Departments of Public Health, Human Services, and Healthcare and Family Services to adopt rules to implement the Act. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Mind Strong Act. Requires the Department of Public Health, or a third party contractor with experience in successful public education and awareness campaigns selected by the Department of Public Health, to develop and lead a 2-year educational campaign within each of Illinois' 11 health regions on the availability of adult mobile crisis response services within each region and how to access such services. Requires the Department to develop and implement this public awareness and educational campaign in collaboration with community stakeholders, including certain organizations, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and the Department of Human Services. Requires the public awareness campaign to begin no later than January 1, 2022 and to take into account crisis services, if any. Sets forth certain requirements for the public awareness campaign, including that it be culturally competent and that any written materials be written in plain, easy-to-understand language and available in multiple languages that are representative of the communities in a particular health region. Lists the types of stakeholders that shall be included as partner-stakeholders in the development of the campaign. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish, subject to appropriation, a grant program for the purposes of providing adult mobile crisis response services to any adult age 18 or older experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis regardless of insurance status. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to develop and implement training and protocols for individuals answering crisis calls to the Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) line. Contains provisions concerning the use of data to strengthen CARES line responses and adult mobile crisis response services, and other matters. Requires the Departments of Public Health, Human Services, and Healthcare and Family Services to adopt rules to implement the Act. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Robert Peters
  2/19/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/19/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/3/2021SenateAssigned to Behavioral and Mental Health
  3/19/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Robert Peters
  3/19/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/22/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  3/23/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Behavioral and Mental Health
  3/25/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  3/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/8/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/13/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/14/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Behavioral and Mental Health; 009-002-000
  4/14/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 15, 2021
  4/16/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton
  4/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/21/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 22, 2021
  4/23/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 043-013-000
  4/23/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/26/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/26/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  4/27/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  4/27/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/27/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/4/2021HouseAssigned to Mental Health & Addiction Committee

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