Bill Status of HB5878 9th General Assembly
Short Description: DCFS-ID/DD KIDS-PROVIDR EVALUA
Rep. Robyn Gabel
| 1/8/2013||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children and Family Services Act, the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act, and the School Code. Permits residential services providers that contract with the Department of Children and Family Services or the Department of Human Services to provide services to children age 5 to 22 with a developmental or intellectual disability to conduct a 60-day evaluation and residential assessment to facilitate a child's successful transition to a community-based children's group home, when indicated. Provides that the 60-day evaluation and assessment period must commence upon admission and must be conducted in a campus-based residential program where the child will be assessed and evaluated to determine his or her functioning and overall performance. Provides that specified disciplines may be completed during the evaluation and assessment period, including education or classroom support, speech or language, occupational therapy and physical therapy, and behavioral health services. Adds similar provisions to the School Code as to residential facilities that accept students age 5 to 22 with a developmental or intellectual disability for services paid for by an Illinois public State agency. Effective immediately.