(20 ILCS 505/17a-2) (from Ch. 23, par. 5017a-2)
    Sec. 17a-2. Local boards and service systems; Department of Human Services. The Department of Human Services shall promulgate regulations for the establishment and recognition of service areas and local boards or local service systems responsible for the development or coordination of more comprehensive and integrated community-based youth services. Such service areas, local boards and local service systems shall be reviewed every 4 years. Any entity formed in conformity with the regulations of the Department desiring recognition as a local board or local service system for a service area may apply to the Department for such recognition. The Department may refuse to renew or may withdraw recognition of a service area, local board or local service system if such area, board or system substantially fails to comply with the regulations and minimum service requirements promulgated by the Department under this Section. The Department shall assist in the organization and establishment of local service systems and may provide for community youth services in any area of the State where no recognized local board or local services system exists.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)