(405 ILCS 30/2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 902)
    Sec. 2. Community services system. Services should be planned, developed, delivered and evaluated as part of a comprehensive and coordinated system. The Department of Human Services shall encourage the establishment of services in each area of the State which cover the services categories described below. What specific services are provided under each service category shall be based on local needs; special attention shall be given to unserved and underserved populations, including children and youth, racial and ethnic minorities, and the elderly. The service categories shall include:
        (a) Prevention: services designed primarily to reduce
the incidence and ameliorate the severity of developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders as defined in the Substance Use Disorder Act;
        (b) Client Assessment and Diagnosis: services
designed to identify persons with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders; to determine the extent of the disability and the level of functioning; to ensure that the individual's need for treatment of mental disorders or substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders is determined using a uniform screening, assessment, and evaluation process inclusive of criteria; for purposes of this subsection (b), a uniform screening, assessment, and evaluation process refers to a process that includes an appropriate evaluation and, as warranted, a referral; "uniform" does not mean the use of a singular instrument, tool, or process that all must utilize; information obtained through client evaluation can be used in individual treatment and habilitation plans; to assure appropriate placement and to assist in program evaluation;
        (c) Case Coordination: services to provide
information and assistance to persons with disabilities to ensure that they obtain needed services provided by the private and public sectors; case coordination services should be available to individuals whose functioning level or history of institutional recidivism or long-term care indicate that such assistance is required for successful community living;
        (d) Crisis and Emergency: services to assist
individuals and their families through crisis periods, to stabilize individuals under stress and to prevent unnecessary institutionalization;
        (e) Treatment, Habilitation and Support: services
designed to help individuals develop skills which promote independence and improved levels of social and vocational functioning and personal growth; and to provide non-treatment support services which are necessary for successful community living;
        (f) Community Residential Alternatives to
Institutional Settings: services to provide living arrangements for persons unable to live independently; the level of supervision, services provided and length of stay at community residential alternatives will vary by the type of program and the needs and functioning level of the residents; other services may be provided in a community residential alternative which promote the acquisition of independent living skills and integration with the community.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19.)