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Public Act 102-0116


Public Act 0116 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 102-0116
HB0212 EnrolledLRB102 10171 CMG 15493 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Children's Mental Health Act of 2003 is
amended by changing Section 5 as follows:
    (405 ILCS 49/5)
    Sec. 5. Children's Mental Health Plan.
    (a) The State of Illinois shall develop a Children's
Mental Health Plan containing short-term and long-term
recommendations to provide comprehensive, coordinated mental
health prevention, early intervention, and treatment services
for children from birth through age 18. This Plan shall
include but not be limited to:
        (1) Coordinated provider services and interagency
    referral networks for children from birth through age 18
    to maximize resources and minimize duplication of
        (2) Guidelines for incorporating social and emotional
    development into school learning standards and educational
    programs, pursuant to Section 15 of this Act.
        (3) Protocols for implementing screening and
    assessment of children prior to any admission to an
    inpatient hospital for psychiatric services, pursuant to
    subsection (a) of Section 5-5.23 of the Illinois Public
    Aid Code.
        (4) Recommendations regarding a State budget for
    children's mental health prevention, early intervention,
    and treatment across all State agencies.
        (5) Recommendations for State and local mechanisms for
    integrating federal, State, and local funding sources for
    children's mental health.
        (6) Recommendations for building a qualified and
    adequately trained workforce prepared to provide mental
    health services for children from birth through age 18 and
    their families.
        (7) Recommendations for facilitating research on best
    practices and model programs, and dissemination of this
    information to Illinois policymakers, practitioners, and
    the general public through training, technical assistance,
    and educational materials.
        (8) Recommendations for a comprehensive, multi-faceted
    public awareness campaign to reduce the stigma of mental
    illness and educate families, the general public, and
    other key audiences about the benefits of children's
    social and emotional development, and how to access
        (9) Recommendations for creating a quality-driven
    children's mental health system with shared accountability
    among key State agencies and programs that conducts
    ongoing needs assessments, uses outcome indicators and
    benchmarks to measure progress, and implements quality
    data tracking and reporting systems.
        (10) Recommendations for ensuring all Illinois youth
    receive mental health education and have access to mental
    health care in the school setting. In developing these
    recommendations, the Children's Mental Health Partnership
    created under subsection (b) shall consult with the State
    Board of Education, education practitioners, including,
    but not limited to, administrators, regional
    superintendents of schools, teachers, and school support
    personnel, health care professionals, including mental
    health professionals and child health leaders, disability
    advocates, and other representatives as necessary to
    ensure the interests of all students are represented.
    (b) The Children's Mental Health Partnership (hereafter
referred to as "the Partnership") is created. The Partnership
shall have the responsibility of developing and monitoring the
implementation of the Children's Mental Health Plan as
approved by the Governor. The Children's Mental Health
Partnership shall be comprised of: the Secretary of Human
Services or his or her designee; the State Superintendent of
Education or his or her designee; the directors of the
departments of Children and Family Services, Healthcare and
Family Services, Public Health, and Juvenile Justice, or their
designees; the head of the Illinois Violence Prevention
Authority, or his or her designee; the Attorney General or his
or her designee; up to 25 representatives of community mental
health authorities and statewide mental health, children and
family advocacy, early childhood, education, health, substance
abuse, violence prevention, and juvenile justice organizations
or associations, to be appointed by the Governor; and 2
members of each caucus of the House of Representatives and
Senate appointed by the Speaker of the House of
Representatives and the President of the Senate, respectively.
The Governor shall appoint the Partnership Chair and shall
designate a Governor's staff liaison to work with the
    (c) The Partnership shall submit a Preliminary Plan to the
Governor on September 30, 2004 and shall submit the Final Plan
on June 30, 2005. Thereafter, on September 30 of each year, the
Partnership shall submit an annual report to the Governor on
the progress of Plan implementation and recommendations for
revisions in the Plan. The Final Plan and annual reports
submitted in subsequent years shall include estimates of
savings achieved in prior fiscal years under subsection (a) of
Section 5-5.23 of the Illinois Public Aid Code and federal
financial participation received under subsection (b) of
Section 5-5.23 of that Code. The Department of Healthcare and
Family Services shall provide technical assistance in
developing these estimates and reports.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,

Effective Date: 7/23/2021