102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Mike Murphy
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Substance Use Disorder Act. Provides that no person may
provide services as a certified peer recovery specialist unless he or she
is certified by the Department of Human Services. Provides that an
applicant for certification must: be 18 years of age or older; have a high
school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate; have a current or
past mental illness, substance use, or co-occurring disorder;
self-identify as a person who is in recovery from a mental illness,
substance use, or co-occurring disorder as part of his or her personal
recovery process; have demonstrated self-directed recovery for a minimum
of 24 consecutive months; and have successfully completed any required
specialized training or education. Provides that the Department may adopt
any rules necessary to implement the amendatory Act.
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Substance Use Disorder Act is amended by
adding Section 55-45 as follows:
(20 ILCS 301/55-45 new)
Certified peer recovery specialist.
(a) As used in this Section, "certified peer recovery
specialist" means a person who has self-identified as being in
recovery from mental illness, substance abuse, or co-occurring
disorders of both mental illness and substance use disorder
and is certified by the Department to provide services as a
certified peer recovery specialist.
(b) No person may provide services as a certified peer
recovery specialist in this State unless he or she is
certified by the Department as provided in this Section. To
become certified as a certified peer recovery specialist, an
applicant must meet the following requirements:
(1) Be 18 years of age or older.
(2) Have a high school diploma or a high school
(3) Have a current or past mental illness, substance
use, or co-occurring disorder.