Bill Status of SB0348 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: ACCESS TO ADDICTION TREATMENT
Sen. Karina Villa
| 4/16/2021||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Commission on the Prevention and Access to Treatment of Addiction Act. Provides that the Commission on the Prevention and Access to Treatment of Addiction is established within, but is not subject to the control of, the Department of Human Services. Provides that the Commission shall work to promote positive mental, emotional, and behavioral health and early intervention for persons with a mental illness, and to prevent substance use disorders among residents of the State. Contains provisions concerning the composition of the Commission and reappointments and vacancies. Provides that the Commission may establish advisory committees to assist its work. Sets forth the duties of the Commission, including: (i) promoting an understanding of the science of prevention, social determinants of health, and trauma-informed care; (ii) making recommendations to the General Assembly that promote behavioral health and prevention issues at the universal, selective, and indicated levels; (iii) hold public hearings and meetings to accept comment from the general public and to seek advice from experts; and other matters. Requires the Commission to submit annual reports to the General Assembly on the state of preventing substance use disorder and promoting behavioral health in Illinois.