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Full Text of HB3198  102nd General Assembly

HB3198 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB3198

 

Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Deb Conroy

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
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    Creates the Suicide Treatment Improvements Act. Provides that specified persons and entities shall require suicide prevention counselors on the person or entity's staff to perform specified suicide prevention services. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall require each suicide hotline and crisis hotline in the State to identify callers who are or may be suicidal. Provides for penalties for noncompliance with an order of the Department. Provides that services provided under the Act shall be covered by each group or individual policy of accident and health insurance or managed care plan amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the Act's effective date. Provides that each county and municipal law enforcement officer shall annually complete at least 2 hours of in-service training on the appropriate response to emergencies that involve a person who is or may be suicidal. Requires the governing body of each county to appoint a suicide prevention response coordinator to perform specified actions. Provides that suicide prevention counselors dispatched to an emergency scene shall have specified duties. Provides that PSAP call-takers shall evaluate and determine whether a request for emergency services involves a person who is or may be suicidal. Requires specified agencies to adopt rules to implement specified provisions of the Act. Contains other provisions. Amends the Department of State Police Law. Requires the Office of the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator to develop comprehensive guidelines and adopt rules and standards for the handling of suicide or suicide calls by Public Safety Answering Point telecommunicators. Contains suicide training requirements for PSAP telecommunicators. Effective July 1, 2021.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY
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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning health.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Suicide Treatment Improvements Act.
 
6    Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
7    "At-risk patient" means a patient who has attempted
8suicide or who has suicidal ideations, behaviors, or
9tendencies, as indicated by a formal suicide risk assessment
10under this Act.
11    "Care transition" means the transfer or transition of a
12patient from one health care or behavioral health care
13provider to another.
14    "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
15    "Mental health screener" means a psychiatrist,
16psychologist, social worker, registered professional nurse, or
17other individual trained to do outreach only for the purposes
18of psychological assessment who is employed by a screening
19service and possesses the license, academic training, or
20experience required by rules adopted by the Department; except
21that a psychiatrist and a licensed clinical psychologist who
22meet the requirements for mental health screeners are not
23required to comply with any additional requirements adopted by

 

 

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1the Department.
2    "Outpatient treatment provider" means a community-based
3mental health facility or center, including, but not limited
4to, a suicide treatment center, that is licensed or funded by
5the Department of Public Health to provide outpatient mental
6health treatment services.
7    "Person who is or may be suicidal" or "person in crisis who
8is or may be suicidal" means a person who is experiencing a
9mental health crisis, is experiencing or expressing suicidal
10ideations or tendencies, or is undertaking or contemplating
11suicidal actions, but who has not yet been subject to a formal
12suicide risk assessment conducted pursuant to this Act.
13    "Psychiatric facility" means a State psychiatric hospital,
14a county psychiatric hospital, or the psychiatric unit of a
15county hospital, a short-term care facility, a special
16psychiatric hospital, or the psychiatric unit of a general
17hospital or other health care facility licensed by the
18Department of Public Health.
19    "Rapid referral" means the taking of appropriate steps by:
20        (1) a psychiatric facility, prior to an at-risk
21    patient's discharge from inpatient care, to facilitate the
22    at-risk patient's immediate access to an appropriate
23    outpatient treatment appointment as soon as is
24    practicable, and preferably within 48 hours, after
25    discharge; or
26        (2) an outpatient treatment provider to facilitate an

 

 

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1    at-risk patient's immediate access to an appointment with
2    another outpatient treatment provider or an inpatient
3    psychiatric facility as soon as is practicable, and
4    preferably within 48 hours, after referral thereto.
5    "Screening service" means a public or private ambulatory
6care service designated by the Department that provides mental
7health services, including assessment, emergency, and referral
8services to persons with mental illness in a specified
9geographic area.
10    "Suicide prevention counselor" means a licensed
11psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, or other mental health
12professional, or a properly qualified paraprofessional crisis
13counselor, who has specialized certification or has completed
14specialized training in the standardized assessment of suicide
15risk and the provision of suicide prevention counseling to
16at-risk patients.
17    "Supportive contacts" means brief communications with a
18patient that occur during care transitions, or when a patient
19misses an outpatient appointment or unexpectedly drops out of
20outpatient treatment, and that show support for the patient
21and are designed to promote a patient's feeling of connection
22to treatment and willingness to collaboratively participate in
23treatment. "Supportive contacts" include the sending of
24postcards, letters, email messages, and text messages; the
25making of phone calls; or the undertaking of home visits
26either by the mental health care professional or suicide

 

 

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1prevention counselor who is providing care to the patient or
2by an outside organization, such as a local crisis center,
3with which the psychiatric facility or outpatient treatment
4provider has a contract or other agreement.
5    "Warm hand-off" means a safe care transition that connects
6a patient directly with a new health care provider or interim
7contact, such as a crisis center worker or peer specialist,
8before the patient's first appointment with the new health
9care provider, or that connects a patient directly with a
10screening service or mental health screener for the purposes
11of determining whether involuntary commitment to treatment is
12warranted pursuant to relevant law.
 
13    Section 10. Suicide prevention counselors; policies and
14protocols; suicide risk assessments; discharge.
15    (a) Each psychiatric facility in the State shall require
16suicide prevention counselors on the facility's staff to:
17        (1) assess each patient's level of suicide risk, as
18    provided by subsections (h) and (i);
19        (2) immediately provide individualized, one-on-one
20    suicide prevention counseling to each patient deemed at
21    risk of suicide; and
22        (3) provide ongoing suicide prevention counseling to
23    each at-risk patient at the psychiatric facility on a
24    daily basis or more frequently as may be commensurate with
25    the results of the patient's suicide risk assessment,

 

 

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1    until the patient is discharged from inpatient care or is
2    deemed to be no longer at risk of suicide, whichever is
3    sooner.
4    (b) Each outpatient treatment provider in the State shall
5require suicide prevention counselors on the provider's staff
6to:
7        (1) assess each patient's level of suicide risk, as
8    provided by subsections (h) and (i);
9        (2) immediately provide individualized, one-on-one
10    suicide prevention counseling to each patient deemed to be
11    an at-risk patient;
12        (3) in cases where inpatient treatment may be
13    necessary to address an at-risk patient's suicidal
14    ideations, behaviors, or tendencies, either effectuate the
15    voluntary admission and warm hand-off of the at-risk
16    patient to an inpatient psychiatric facility or, if the
17    patient refuses voluntary inpatient admission, effectuate
18    a warm hand-off of the patient to a screening service or
19    mental health screener to determine whether involuntary
20    commitment to treatment is warranted under applicable law;
21    and
22        (4) reengage and provide individualized, one-on-one
23    counseling to each at-risk patient remaining in outpatient
24    care, commensurate with the results of the patient's
25    suicide risk assessment, whenever the patient has a
26    subsequent clinical encounter with the outpatient

 

 

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1    provider.
2    (c) A psychiatric facility shall ensure that a sufficient
3number of suicide prevention counselors are available on-site,
424 hours a day, 7 days a week, and an outpatient treatment
5provider shall ensure that a sufficient number of suicide
6prevention counselors are available on-site, during all hours
7of operation, to perform the suicide risk assessments and
8provide the individualized counseling required by this
9Section.
10    (d) Each psychiatric facility and outpatient treatment
11provider shall establish policies and protocols to provide for
12the effective, compassionate, and responsible discharge of
13at-risk patients from care and the smooth transition of
14at-risk patients through the continuum of care using warm
15hand-offs, rapid referrals, and supportive contacts.
16    (e) Each outpatient treatment provider shall additionally
17adopt policies and protocols providing for the warm hand-off
18of an at-risk patient to an inpatient psychiatric facility or
19to a screening service or mental health screener, as
20appropriate and in accordance with paragraph (3) of subsection
21(b), in any case where the patient's suicide prevention
22counselor or attending clinician has reason to believe that
23the patient may require commitment to inpatient treatment to
24address the patient's suicidal ideations, behaviors, or
25tendencies or associated mental health issues.
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1provider may enter into contracts or memoranda of
2understanding with outside organizations, including local
3crisis centers and other psychiatric facilities and providers,
4to facilitate the smooth and effective care transition of
5at-risk patients as provided by subsections (d) and (e).
6    (g) In no case shall a staff member of a psychiatric
7facility or a staff member of an outpatient treatment
8provider:
9        (1) discharge an at-risk patient into a homeless
10    situation; or
11        (2) have an at-risk patient arrested or incarcerated
12    in a jail or prison, unless the at-risk patient poses an
13    otherwise uncontrollable risk to others.
14    (h) A suicide risk assessment shall be conducted at the
15following times:
16        (1) immediately upon a patient's initial admission to
17    a psychiatric facility or upon a patient's first clinical
18    encounter with an outpatient treatment provider;
19        (2) whenever there is reason for attending staff at a
20    psychiatric facility or outpatient treatment provider to
21    believe that a patient is developing new suicidal
22    ideations, behaviors, or tendencies while under the care
23    of the facility or provider;
24        (3) within 3 days prior to the discharge of an
25    apparently non-suicidal patient from inpatient care;
26        (4) whenever a suicide prevention counselor is called

 

 

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1    to assess a patient in a hospital emergency department
2    under Section 15; and
3        (5) whenever a suicide prevention counselor is
4    dispatched pursuant to Section 45 to assess a person at an
5    emergency scene.
6    (i) A suicide risk assessment shall be performed using a
7standardized tool, methodology, or framework and shall be
8based on data obtained from the patient, as well as pertinent
9observations made by the attending clinician, assigned suicide
10prevention counselors, and other staff members having direct
11contact with the patient, and, to the extent practicable, any
12other information about the patient's history, the patient's
13past, recent, and present suicidal ideation and behavior, and
14the factors contributing thereto that is available from all
15other relevant sources, including outside treatment
16professionals, caseworkers, caregivers, family members,
17guardians, and any other persons who are significant in the
18patient's life. The suicide risk assessment shall include an
19evaluation of the patient's current living situation, housing
20status, existing support systems, and close relationships and
21shall indicate whether there is any evidence that the patient
22is being subjected to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or undue
23influence by family members, caregivers, or other persons.
24    (j) Counseling and treatment provided to address an
25at-risk patient's suicidal ideations, behaviors, or tendencies
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1by the patient for the patient's other mental health issues.
2    (k) The results of a patient's suicide risk assessment and
3notes regarding the progress of suicide prevention counseling
4provided to an at-risk patient shall be documented in the
5patient's health record.
 
6    Section 15. Emergency departments; suicide prevention
7counselors.
8    (a) Each physician in a hospital's emergency department
9who has reason to believe that a patient under the physician's
10care is or may be suicidal shall, as soon as is practicable
11after the patient is stabilized and conscious, ensure that the
12patient is met in the emergency room by a suicide prevention
13counselor from the hospital's psychiatric ward, who shall:
14        (1) perform an on-site suicide risk assessment, in
15    accordance with subsections (h) and (i) of Section 10;
16        (2) immediately provide the patient with
17    individualized, one-on-one suicide prevention counseling,
18    commensurate with the results of the suicide risk
19    assessment, prior to the patient's discharge from the
20    emergency room; and
21        (3) immediately link the person who is or may be
22    suicidal to appropriate treatment facilities, programs,
23    and services, through the use of warm hand-offs and
24    supportive contacts, as deemed by the suicide prevention
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1    on-site suicide risk assessment.
2    (b) If the suicide prevention counselor under subsection
3(a) concludes that inpatient psychiatric treatment may be
4necessary to address and mitigate the at-risk patient's
5suicide risk and tendencies, the suicide prevention counselor
6shall recommend, and the attending emergency room physician
7shall effectuate, the patient's voluntary admission and warm
8hand-off to the hospital's psychiatric ward immediately
9following the completion of the patient's emergency care. If
10the patient refuses to be admitted to the hospital's
11psychiatric ward, the attending emergency room physician shall
12effectuate the warm hand-off of the patient to a screening
13service or mental health screener to determine whether
14involuntary commitment to treatment is necessary to address
15the patient's suicidal ideations, behaviors, and tendencies or
16associated mental health issues.
 
17    Section 20. Suicide hotlines. The Department shall require
18each suicide hotline and crisis hotline in the State,
19including, but not limited to, each community-based suicide
20hotline, to identify callers to the hotline who are or may be
21suicidal, provide immediate suicide prevention counseling to
22each such caller, and ensure that a sufficient number of
23suicide prevention counselors are available on staff at all
24times during the hotline's operation to provide the
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1    Section 25. Suicide prevention counselors; interacting
2with at-risk patients.
3    (a) Any suicide prevention counselor or other staff member
4employed by a psychiatric facility, outpatient treatment
5provider, or suicide or crisis hotline, and any other health
6care professional, when interacting with an at-risk patient,
7shall:
8        (1) treat the at-risk patient with the same dignity
9    and respect that is shown to other patients;
10        (2) adopt a stance that reflects empathy, compassion,
11    and an understanding of the ambivalence the at-risk
12    patient may feel in relation to the patient's desire to
13    die;
14        (3) treat the at-risk patient in an age-appropriate
15    manner and use methods of communication that the patient
16    can understand;
17        (4) attempt to engender confidence in the at-risk
18    patient that there is an alternative to suicide, and
19    encourage the patient to use all available services and
20    resources to empower the patient to choose such an
21    alternative;
22        (5) not engage in activities or communication methods
23    that may result in the increased traumatization or
24    retraumatization of the at-risk patient;
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1    performed pursuant to Section 10, not engage in the
2    psychological testing of a patient who is in crisis or who
3    has recently been lifted out of a crisis situation; and
4        (7) not engage in behavior that discriminates against
5    or stigmatizes the patient.
6    (b) A psychiatric facility or outpatient treatment
7provider shall require and facilitate the biennial training of
8all staff on the following issues:
9        (1) the fundamentals of the facility's or provider's
10    suicide prevention policies and protocols;
11        (2) the particular suicide care policies and protocols
12    that are relevant to each staff member's role and
13    responsibilities;
14        (3) the signs and symptoms that can be used by both
15    clinical and nonclinical staff to identify existing
16    patients who may be developing new suicidal ideations,
17    behaviors, or tendencies;
18        (4) the importance of, and methods and principles to
19    be used in, ensuring the safe and responsible discharge
20    and care transition of at-risk patients; and
21        (5) the respectful treatment of, effective
22    communication with, and destigmatization of at-risk
23    patients.
 
24    Section 30. Noncompliance; Department of Public Health;
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1    (a) If the Department has reason to believe that a
2facility or provider under its jurisdiction, or any staff
3member employed thereby, is failing to comply with the
4provisions of this Act or any of the internal suicide care
5policies or protocols adopted pursuant to this Act, the
6Department shall order the facility or provider, as
7appropriate, to undertake corrective action within a
8reasonable time frame, as may be deemed by the Department to be
9necessary to ensure future compliance with this Act or the
10suicide prevention policies and protocols adopted pursuant to
11this Act, as the case may be. If the facility or provider
12denies that a violation exists or has occurred, it shall have
13the right to apply to the Department for a hearing and the
14hearing shall be held, and a decision rendered, within 48
15hours after receipt of the request.
16    (b) Any psychiatric facility or outpatient treatment
17provider that fails to comply with an order of the Department
18that is issued pursuant to subsection (a) shall be liable to a
19civil penalty of not more than $2,500 for a first offense and
20not more than $5,000 for a second or subsequent offense.
21    (c) Any staff member of a psychiatric facility or
22outpatient treatment provider who violates the provisions of
23subsection (g) of Section 10, and any staff member of a
24psychiatric facility, an outpatient treatment provider, a
25suicide or crisis hotline, or other health care professional
26who violates the provisions of subsection (a) of Section 25,

 

 

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1shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $500 for a
2first offense, not more than $1,000 for a second offense, and
3not more than $2,500 for a third or subsequent offense. The
4person shall also be subject to:
5        (1) potential criminal liability and civil lawsuits,
6    including lawsuits for punitive damages, for any injury
7    that is proximately caused by the person;
8        (2) the suspension or revocation of the person's
9    professional license or certification;
10        (3) the revocation of the person's mental health
11    accreditation; and
12        (4) the termination of the person's employment.
 
13    Section 35. Coverage; insurance or managed care plans.
14Services provided under this Act shall be covered by each
15group or individual policy of accident and health insurance or
16managed care plan amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after
17the effective date of this Act.
 
18    Section 40. Law enforcement officers.
19    (a) Each county and municipal law enforcement officer in
20the State shall annually complete at least 2 hours of
21in-service training on the appropriate response to emergencies
22that involve a person who is or may be suicidal.
23    (b) The in-service training course required pursuant to
24this Section shall, at a minimum:

 

 

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1        (1) include instruction on:
2            (A) the importance of, and need for, law
3        enforcement officers to engage in calm, gentle, and
4        respectful interactions with a person who is or may be
5        suicidal;
6            (B) the importance of, and need for, law
7        enforcement officers, to the greatest extent
8        practicable, to avoid the use of unnecessary force and
9        to instead use verbal methods of communication and
10        other nonviolent means to de-escalate an emergency
11        situation involving a person who is or may be
12        suicidal; and
13            (C) specific techniques, means, and methods,
14        consistent with the principles identified under this
15        subsection, that are to be employed by law enforcement
16        officers when approaching, communicating with,
17        engaging in physical contact or the use of force with,
18        and de-escalating a situation involving, a person who
19        is or may be suicidal; and
20        (2) require training program participants to engage in
21    various simulated role-playing scenarios to demonstrate
22    their ability to effectively interact with and de-escalate
23    emergency situations involving a person who is or may be
24    suicidal.
25    (c) Each instructor who is assigned to teach the
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1received at least 40 hours of training in mental health crisis
2intervention from a nationally recognized organization that
3educates law enforcement officers in the use of appropriate
4emergency response methods.
 
5    Section 45. Suicide prevention response coordinators;
6emergency scenes.
7    (a) The governing body of each county shall appoint a
8suicide prevention response coordinator to facilitate and
9coordinate the deployment of qualified suicide prevention
10counselors to emergency scenes involving persons who are or
11may be suicidal.
12    (b) A local suicide prevention response coordinator
13appointed pursuant to subsection (a) shall compile and
14maintain an up-to-date list of qualified suicide prevention
15counselors in the county. To the extent practicable, whenever
16a law enforcement officer is dispatched to an emergency scene
17involving a person who is or may be suicidal, as determined by
18the emergency call-taker pursuant to Section 50, the suicide
19prevention response coordinator shall coordinate the
20contemporaneous dispatch of a suicide prevention counselor to
21the emergency scene.
22    (c) A suicide prevention counselor dispatched to an
23emergency scene pursuant to this Section shall:
24        (1) provide assistance to the law enforcement officer
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1    the nonviolent de-escalation of the emergency situation;
2        (2) perform an on-site suicide risk assessment of the
3    person who is or may be suicidal, in accordance with the
4    provisions of subsections (h) and (i) of Section 15; and
5        (3) immediately link the person who is or may be
6    suicidal to appropriate treatment facilities, programs,
7    and services, through the use of warm hand-offs and
8    supportive contacts, as deemed by the suicide prevention
9    counselor to be appropriate based on the results of the
10    on-site suicide risk assessment. If the suicide prevention
11    counselor concludes that inpatient psychiatric treatment
12    may be necessary to address and mitigate the person's
13    suicidal risk and tendencies, the suicide prevention
14    counselor, in cooperation with the on-site law enforcement
15    officer, as appropriate, shall effectuate the person's
16    voluntary admission and warm hand-off to a psychiatric
17    facility as soon as is practicable after the immediate
18    crisis is resolved. If the person refuses to be admitted
19    to a psychiatric facility, the suicide prevention
20    counselor, in cooperation with the on-site law enforcement
21    officer, as appropriate, shall effectuate the warm
22    hand-off of the person to a screening service or mental
23    health screener to determine whether involuntary
24    commitment to treatment is necessary to address the
25    person's suicidal ideations, behaviors, and tendencies or
26    associated mental health issues.

 

 

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1    (d) The Attorney General, in consultation with the
2Department, shall:
3        (1) establish the necessary qualifications for a
4    person to be appointed as a county suicide prevention
5    response coordinator pursuant to this Section; and
6        (2) establish guidelines and protocols to be used by
7    each county suicide prevention response coordinator in:
8            (A) establishing a list of qualified and locally
9        available suicide prevention counselors pursuant to
10        this Section; and
11            (B) facilitating the coordinated and
12        contemporaneous dispatch of at least one suicide
13        prevention counselor to each emergency scene involving
14        a person in crisis who is or may be suicidal, as
15        provided by this Section, whenever a law enforcement
16        officer is dispatched to the emergency scene.
 
17    Section 50. PSAP call-takers; evaluation and
18determination.
19    (a) In this Section, "public safety answering point" or
20"PSAP" is a set of call-takers authorized by a governing body
21and operating under common management that receive 9-1-1 calls
22and asynchronous event notifications for a defined geographic
23area and processes those calls and events according to a
24specified operational policy.
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1established by law, rule, or regulation for PSAP call-takers,
2the PSAP call-taker of each 9-1-1 call shall evaluate whether
3a request for emergency services involves a person who is or
4may be suicidal.
5    (c) Whenever a PSAP call-taker determines that a request
6for emergency services involves a person who is or may be
7suicidal, the call-taker shall:
8        (1) if the PSAP serves as the dispatch point for the
9    emergency call, directly notify the local suicide
10    prevention response coordinator, appointed pursuant to
11    subsection (a) of Section 45, that the call involves a
12    person who is or may be suicidal; or
13        (2) if the PSAP does not serve as the dispatch point
14    for the emergency call, directly notify the dispatching
15    entity, upon transfer of the call thereto, that the
16    request for emergency services involves a person who is or
17    may be suicidal.
18    Any dispatching entity notified pursuant to this
19subsection shall directly notify the county suicide prevention
20response coordinator appointed pursuant to subsection (a) of
21Section 45 that the call involves a person who is or may be
22suicidal.
23    (d) Any notice that is provided to a local suicide
24prevention response coordinator, pursuant to subsection (c),
25shall be provided either contemporaneously upon or immediately
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1scene.
 
2    Section 55. Rules.
3    (a) The Department shall adopt rules applicable to the
4facilities or providers under the Department's jurisdiction,
5pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, as may
6be necessary to implement the provisions of Sections 10, 15,
720, 25, and 30.
8    (b) The Department of Insurance shall adopt rules and
9regulations, pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure
10Act, as may be necessary to implement the provisions of
11Section 35.
12    (c) The Attorney General, in consultation with the
13Department, shall adopt rules and regulations, pursuant to the
14Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, as may be necessary to
15implement the provisions of Sections 40 and 45.
16    (d) The Illinois State Police, in consultation with the
17Department, shall adopt rules and regulations, pursuant to the
18Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, as may be necessary to
19implement the provisions of Section 50.
 
20    Section 90. The Department of State Police Law of the
21Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding
22Section 2605-53.5 as follows:
 
23    (20 ILCS 2605/2605-53.5 new)

 

 

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1    Sec. 2605-53.5. 9-1-1 system; suicide.
2    (a) The Office of the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator, in
3consultation with the Office of the Attorney General and the
4Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, shall:
5        (1) develop comprehensive guidelines for
6    evidence-based, trauma-informed, victim-centered suicide
7    or handling of suicide calls by Public Safety Answering
8    Point ("PSAP") telecommunicators; and
9        (2) adopt rules and minimum standards for an
10    evidence-based, trauma-informed, victim-centered training
11    curriculum for suicide or handling of suicide calls for
12    Public Safety Answering Point telecommunicators.
13    (b) Training requirements:
14        (1) Newly hired PSAP telecommunicators must complete
15    the suicide training curriculum established in subsection
16    (a) of this Section prior to handling emergency calls.
17        (2) All existing PSAP telecommunicators shall complete
18    the suicide training curriculum established in subsection
19    (a) of this Section within 2 years of the effective date of
20    this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly.
 
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
222021.

 

 

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1 INDEX
2 Statutes amended in order of appearance
3    New Act
4    20 ILCS 2605/2605-53.5 new