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Full Text of HB0212  102nd General Assembly


Rep. Deb Conroy

Filed: 3/18/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 212 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Children's Mental Health Act of 2003 is
5amended by changing Section 5 as follows:
6    (405 ILCS 49/5)
7    Sec. 5. Children's Mental Health Plan.
8    (a) The State of Illinois shall develop a Children's
9Mental Health Plan containing short-term and long-term
10recommendations to provide comprehensive, coordinated mental
11health prevention, early intervention, and treatment services
12for children from birth through age 18. This Plan shall
13include but not be limited to:
14        (1) Coordinated provider services and interagency
15    referral networks for children from birth through age 18
16    to maximize resources and minimize duplication of



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1    services.
2        (2) Guidelines for incorporating social and emotional
3    development into school learning standards and educational
4    programs, pursuant to Section 15 of this Act.
5        (3) Protocols for implementing screening and
6    assessment of children prior to any admission to an
7    inpatient hospital for psychiatric services, pursuant to
8    subsection (a) of Section 5-5.23 of the Illinois Public
9    Aid Code.
10        (4) Recommendations regarding a State budget for
11    children's mental health prevention, early intervention,
12    and treatment across all State agencies.
13        (5) Recommendations for State and local mechanisms for
14    integrating federal, State, and local funding sources for
15    children's mental health.
16        (6) Recommendations for building a qualified and
17    adequately trained workforce prepared to provide mental
18    health services for children from birth through age 18 and
19    their families.
20        (7) Recommendations for facilitating research on best
21    practices and model programs, and dissemination of this
22    information to Illinois policymakers, practitioners, and
23    the general public through training, technical assistance,
24    and educational materials.
25        (8) Recommendations for a comprehensive, multi-faceted
26    public awareness campaign to reduce the stigma of mental



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1    illness and educate families, the general public, and
2    other key audiences about the benefits of children's
3    social and emotional development, and how to access
4    services.
5        (9) Recommendations for creating a quality-driven
6    children's mental health system with shared accountability
7    among key State agencies and programs that conducts
8    ongoing needs assessments, uses outcome indicators and
9    benchmarks to measure progress, and implements quality
10    data tracking and reporting systems.
11        (10) Recommendations for ensuring all Illinois youth
12    receive mental health education and have access to mental
13    health care in the school setting. In developing these
14    recommendations, the Children's Mental Health Partnership
15    created under subsection (b) shall consult with the State
16    Board of Education, education practitioners, including,
17    but not limited to, administrators, regional
18    superintendents of schools, teachers, and school support
19    personnel, health care professionals, including mental
20    health professionals and child health leaders, disability
21    advocates, and other representatives as necessary to
22    ensure the interests of all students are represented.
23    (b) The Children's Mental Health Partnership (hereafter
24referred to as "the Partnership") is created. The Partnership
25shall have the responsibility of developing and monitoring the
26implementation of the Children's Mental Health Plan as



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1approved by the Governor. The Children's Mental Health
2Partnership shall be comprised of: the Secretary of Human
3Services or his or her designee; the State Superintendent of
4Education or his or her designee; the directors of the
5departments of Children and Family Services, Healthcare and
6Family Services, Public Health, and Juvenile Justice, or their
7designees; the head of the Illinois Violence Prevention
8Authority, or his or her designee; the Attorney General or his
9or her designee; up to 25 representatives of community mental
10health authorities and statewide mental health, children and
11family advocacy, early childhood, education, health, substance
12abuse, violence prevention, and juvenile justice organizations
13or associations, to be appointed by the Governor; and 2
14members of each caucus of the House of Representatives and
15Senate appointed by the Speaker of the House of
16Representatives and the President of the Senate, respectively.
17The Governor shall appoint the Partnership Chair and shall
18designate a Governor's staff liaison to work with the
20    (c) The Partnership shall submit a Preliminary Plan to the
21Governor on September 30, 2004 and shall submit the Final Plan
22on June 30, 2005. Thereafter, on September 30 of each year, the
23Partnership shall submit an annual report to the Governor on
24the progress of Plan implementation and recommendations for
25revisions in the Plan. The Final Plan and annual reports
26submitted in subsequent years shall include estimates of



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1savings achieved in prior fiscal years under subsection (a) of
2Section 5-5.23 of the Illinois Public Aid Code and federal
3financial participation received under subsection (b) of
4Section 5-5.23 of that Code. The Department of Healthcare and
5Family Services shall provide technical assistance in
6developing these estimates and reports.
7(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)
8    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,