Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to ensure access to substance use and mental health services statewide for pregnant and postpartum women, and to ensure that programs are gender-responsive, are trauma-informed, serve women and young children, and prioritize justice-involved pregnant and postpartum women. Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Public Health to establish a classification system for specified levels of maternal care. Requires the Department to implement substantive measures that benefit maternal care and provide a greater amount of available information in order to further medical research. Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Requires the Department of Public Health to ensure that EMS systems are transporting pregnant women to the appropriate facilities based on the Department of Public Health's classification system for levels of maternal care. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Removes language requiring the Department to ensure access to mental health services, create or expand home visiting programs for high-risk mothers, and expand efforts to provide universal home visiting to all mothers within 3 weeks of giving birth. Requires the Department to adopt rules to implement the provisions.