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Full Text of HB2084  97th General Assembly


Rep. Fred Crespo

Filed: 3/31/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2084, AS AMENDED, by
3replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Mental Health and Developmental
6Disabilities Administrative Act is amended by adding Section
718.6 as follows:
8    (20 ILCS 1705/18.6 new)
9    Sec. 18.6. Mental Health Services Strategic Planning Task
11    (a) Task Force. The Mental Health Services Strategic
12Planning Task Force is created.
13    (b) Meeting. The Task Force shall be appointed and hold its
14first meeting within 90 days after the effective date of this
15amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
16    (c) Composition. The Task Force shall be comprised of the



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1following members:
2        (1) Two members of the Senate appointed by the
3    President of the Senate and 2 members of the Senate
4    appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
5        (2) Two members of the House of Representatives
6    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
7    and 2 members of the House of Representatives appointed by
8    the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
9        (3) One representative of the Division of Mental Health
10    within the Department of Human Services.
11        (4) One representative of the Department of Healthcare
12    and Family Services.
13        (5) One representative of the Bureau of Long Term Care
14    within the Department of Public Health.
15        (6) One representative of the Illinois Children's
16    Mental Health Partnership.
17        (7) Six representatives of the mental health providers
18    and community stakeholders selected from names submitted
19    by associates representing the various types of providers.
20        (8) Three representatives of the consumer community
21    including a primary consumer, secondary consumer, and a
22    representative of a mental health consumer advocacy
23    organization.
24        (9) An individual from a union representing State
25    employees providing services to persons with mental
26    illness.



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1        (10) One academic specialist in mental health
2    outcomes, research, and evidence-based practices.
3    (d) Duty. The Task Force shall meet with the Office of the
4Governor and the appropriate legislative committees on mental
5health to develop a 5-year comprehensive strategic plan for the
6State's mental health services. The plan shall address the
7following topics:
8        (1) Provide sufficient home and community-based
9    services to give consumers real options in care settings.
10        (2) Improve access to care.
11        (3) Reduce regulatory redundancy.
12        (4) Maintain financial viability for providers in a
13    cost-effective manner to the State.
14        (5) Ensure care is effective, efficient, and
15    appropriate regardless of the setting in which it is
16    provided.
17        (6) Ensure quality of care in all care settings via the
18    use of appropriate clinical outcomes.
19        (7) Ensure hospitalizations and institutional care,
20    when necessary, is available to meet demand now and in the
21    future.
22    (e) The Task Force shall work in conjunction with the
23Department of Human Services' Division of Developmental
24Disabilities to ensure effective treatment for those dually
25diagnosed with both mental illness and developmental
26disabilities. The Task Force shall also work in conjunction



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1with the Department of Human Services' Division of Alcohol and
2Substance Abuse to ensure effective treatment for those who are
3dually diagnosed with both mental illness as well as substance
4abuse challenges.
5    (f) Compensation. Members of the Task Force shall not
6receive compensation nor reimbursement for necessary expenses
7incurred in performing the duties associated with the Task
9    (g) Reporting. The Task Force shall present its plan to the
10Governor and the General Assembly no later than 18 months after
11the effective date of the amendatory Act of the 97th General
12Assembly. With its approval and authorization, the Task Force
13shall convene quarterly meetings during the implementation of
14the 5-year strategic plan to monitor progress, review outcomes,
15and make ongoing recommendations. These ongoing
16recommendations shall be presented to the Governor and the
17General Assembly for feedback, suggestions, support, and
18approval. Within one year after recommendations are presented
19to the Governor and the General Assembly, the General Assembly
20shall vote on whether the recommendations should become law.
21    (h) Administrative support. The Department of Human
22Services shall provide administrative and staff support to the
23Task Force.
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.".