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Full Text of HB2084  97th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Mental Health and Developmental
5Disabilities Administrative Act is amended by adding Section
618.6 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 1705/18.6 new)
8    Sec. 18.6. Mental Health Services Strategic Planning Task
10    (a) Task Force. The Mental Health Services Strategic
11Planning Task Force is created.
12    (b) Meeting. The Task Force shall be appointed and hold its
13first meeting within 90 days after the effective date of this
14amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
15    (c) Composition. The Task Force shall be comprised of the
16following members:
17        (1) Two members of the Senate appointed by the
18    President of the Senate and 2 members of the Senate
19    appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
20        (2) Two members of the House of Representatives
21    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
22    and 2 members of the House of Representatives appointed by
23    the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.



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1        (3) One representative of the Division of Mental Health
2    within the Department of Human Services.
3        (4) One representative of the Department of Healthcare
4    and Family Services.
5        (5) One representative of the Bureau of Long Term Care
6    within the Department of Public Health.
7        (6) One representative of the Illinois Children's
8    Mental Health Partnership.
9        (7) Six representatives of the mental health providers
10    and community stakeholders selected from names submitted
11    by associates representing the various types of providers.
12        (8) Three representatives of the consumer community
13    including a primary consumer, secondary consumer, and a
14    representative of a mental health consumer advocacy
15    organization.
16        (9) An individual from a union representing State
17    employees providing services to persons with mental
18    illness.
19        (10) One academic specialist in mental health
20    outcomes, research, and evidence-based practices.
21    (d) Duty. The Task Force shall meet with the Office of the
22Governor and the appropriate legislative committees on mental
23health to develop a 5-year comprehensive strategic plan for the
24State's mental health services. The plan shall address the
25following topics:
26        (1) Provide sufficient home and community-based



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1    services to give consumers real options in care settings.
2        (2) Improve access to care.
3        (3) Reduce regulatory redundancy.
4        (4) Maintain financial viability for providers in a
5    cost-effective manner to the State.
6        (5) Ensure care is effective, efficient, and
7    appropriate regardless of the setting in which it is
8    provided.
9        (6) Ensure quality of care in all care settings via the
10    use of appropriate clinical outcomes.
11        (7) Ensure hospitalizations and institutional care,
12    when necessary, is available to meet demand now and in the
13    future.
14    (e) The Task Force shall work in conjunction with the
15Department of Human Services' Division of Developmental
16Disabilities to ensure effective treatment for those dually
17diagnosed with both mental illness and developmental
18disabilities. The Task Force shall also work in conjunction
19with the Department of Human Services' Division of Alcohol and
20Substance Abuse to ensure effective treatment for those who are
21dually diagnosed with both mental illness as well as substance
22abuse challenges.
23    (f) Compensation. Members of the Task Force shall not
24receive compensation nor reimbursement for necessary expenses
25incurred in performing the duties associated with the Task



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1    (g) Reporting. The Task Force shall present its plan to the
2Governor and the General Assembly no later than 18 months after
3the effective date of the amendatory Act of the 97th General
4Assembly. With its approval and authorization, and subject to
5appropriation, the Task Force shall convene quarterly meetings
6during the implementation of the 5-year strategic plan to
7monitor progress, review outcomes, and make ongoing
8recommendations. These ongoing recommendations shall be
9presented to the Governor and the General Assembly for
10feedback, suggestions, support, and approval. Within one year
11after recommendations are presented to the Governor and the
12General Assembly, the General Assembly shall vote on whether
13the recommendations should become law.
14    (h) Administrative support. The Department of Human
15Services shall provide administrative and staff support to the
16Task Force.
17    (i) This Section is repealed on December 31, 2019.
18    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
19becoming law.