Rep. Natalie A. Manley

Filed: 3/28/2022





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3889 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 Sections 1 and 5 as follows:
6    (405 ILCS 49/1)
7    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
8Children's Mental Health Act of 2003.
9(Source: P.A. 93-495, eff. 8-8-03.)
10    (405 ILCS 49/5)
11    Sec. 5. Children's Mental Health Partnership; Children's
12Mental Health Plan.
13    (a) The Children's Mental Health Partnership (hereafter
14referred to as "the Partnership") created under Public Act
1593-495 and continued under this amendatory Act of the 102nd



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1General Assembly shall advise State agencies on designing and
2implementing short-term and long-term strategies to provide
3comprehensive and coordinated services for children from birth
4to age 25 and their families with the goal of addressing
5children's mental health needs across a full continuum of
6care, including social determinants of health, prevention,
7early identification, and treatment. The recommended
8strategies shall build upon the recommendations in the
9Children's Mental Health Plan of 2022 and may include, but are
10not limited to, recommendations regarding the following: The
11State of Illinois shall develop a Children's Mental Health
12Plan containing short-term and long-term recommendations to
13provide comprehensive, coordinated mental health prevention,
14early intervention, and treatment services for children from
15birth through age 18. This Plan shall include but not be
16limited to:
17        (1) Increasing public awareness on issues connected to
18    children's mental health and wellness to decrease stigma,
19    promote acceptance, and strengthen the ability of
20    children, families, and communities to access supports.
21    Coordinated provider services and interagency referral
22    networks for children from birth through age 18 to
23    maximize resources and minimize duplication of services.
24        (2) Coordination of programs, services, and policies
25    across child-serving State agencies to best monitor and
26    assess spending, as well as foster innovation of adaptive



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1    or new practices. Guidelines for incorporating social and
2    emotional development into school learning standards and
3    educational programs, pursuant to Section 15 of this Act.
4        (3) Funding and resources for children's mental health
5    prevention, early identification, and treatment across
6    child-serving State agencies. Protocols for implementing
7    screening and assessment of children prior to any
8    admission to an inpatient hospital for psychiatric
9    services, pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 5-5.23 of
10    the Illinois Public Aid Code.
11        (4) Facilitation of research on best practices and
12    model programs and dissemination of this information to
13    State policymakers, practitioners, and the general public.
14    Recommendations regarding a State budget for children's
15    mental health prevention, early intervention, and
16    treatment across all State agencies.
17        (5) Monitoring programs, services, and policies
18    addressing children's mental health and wellness.
19    Recommendations for State and local mechanisms for
20    integrating federal, State, and local funding sources for
21    children's mental health.
22        (6) Growing, retaining, diversifying, and supporting
23    the child-serving workforce, with special emphasis on
24    professional development around child and family mental
25    health and wellness services. Recommendations for building
26    a qualified and adequately trained workforce prepared to



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1    provide mental health services for children from birth
2    through age 18 and their families.
3        (7) Supporting the design, implementation, and
4    evaluation of a quality-driven children's mental health
5    system of care across all child services that prevents
6    mental health concerns and mitigates trauma.
7    Recommendations for facilitating research on best
8    practices and model programs, and dissemination of this
9    information to Illinois policymakers, practitioners, and
10    the general public through training, technical assistance,
11    and educational materials.
12        (8) Improving the system to more effectively meet the
13    emergency and residential placement needs for all children
14    with severe mental and behavioral challenges.
15    Recommendations for a comprehensive, multi-faceted public
16    awareness campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illness
17    and educate families, the general public, and other key
18    audiences about the benefits of children's social and
19    emotional development, and how to access services.
20        (9) Recommendations for creating a quality-driven
21    children's mental health system with shared accountability
22    among key State agencies and programs that conducts
23    ongoing needs assessments, uses outcome indicators and
24    benchmarks to measure progress, and implements quality
25    data tracking and reporting systems.
26        (10) Recommendations for ensuring all Illinois youth



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1    receive mental health education and have access to mental
2    health care in the school setting. In developing these
3    recommendations, the Children's Mental Health Partnership
4    created under subsection (b) shall consult with the State
5    Board of Education, education practitioners, including,
6    but not limited to, administrators, regional
7    superintendents of schools, teachers, and school support
8    personnel, health care professionals, including mental
9    health professionals and child health leaders, disability
10    advocates, and other representatives as necessary to
11    ensure the interests of all students are represented.
12    (b) The Children's Mental Health Partnership (hereafter
13referred to as "the Partnership") is created. The Partnership
14shall have the responsibility of developing and updating the
15Children's Mental Health Plan and advising the relevant State
16agencies on implementation of the Plan. The Children's Mental
17Health Partnership shall be comprised of the following
19        (1) The Governor or his or her designee.
20        (2) The Attorney General or his or her designee.
21        (3) The Secretary of the Department of Human Services
22    or his or her designee.
23        (4) The State Superintendent of Education or his or
24    her designee.
25        (5) The Director of the Department of Children and
26    Family Services or his or her designee.



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1        (6) The Director of the Department of Healthcare and
2    Family Services or his or her designee.
3        (7) The Director of the Department of Public Health or
4    his or her designee.
5        (8) The Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice
6    or his or her designee.
7        (9) The Executive Director of the Governor's Office of
8    Early Childhood Development or his or her designee.
9        (10) The Director of the Criminal Justice Information
10    Authority or his or her designee.
11        (11) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
12    the Speaker of the House.
13        (12) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
14    the President of the Senate.
15        (13) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
16    the Minority Leader of the Senate.
17        (14) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
18    the Minority Leader of the House.
19        (15) Up to 25 representatives from the public
20    reflecting a diversity of age, gender identity, race,
21    ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic location,
22    to be appointed by the Governor. Those public members
23    appointed under this paragraph must include, but are not
24    limited to:
25            (A) a family member or individual with lived
26        experience in the children's mental health system;



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1            (B) a child advocate;
2            (C) a community mental health expert,
3        practitioner, or provider;
4            (D) a representative of a statewide association
5        representing a majority of hospitals in the State;
6            (E) an early childhood expert or practitioner;
7            (F) a representative from the K-12 school system;
8            (G) a representative from the healthcare sector;
9            (H) a substance use prevention expert or
10        practitioner, or a representative of a statewide
11        association representing community-based mental health
12        substance use disorder treatment providers in the
13        State;
14            (I) a violence prevention expert or practitioner;
15            (J) a representative from the juvenile justice
16        system; and
17            (K) a school social worker.
18        (16) Two co-chairs appointed by the Governor, one
19    being a representative from the public and one being a
20    representative from the State.
21    The members appointed by the Governor shall be appointed
22for 4 years with one opportunity for reappointment, except as
23otherwise provided for in this subsection. Members who were
24appointed by the Governor and are serving on the effective
25date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly
26shall maintain their appointment until the term of their



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1appointment has expired. For new appointments made pursuant to
2this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, members
3shall be appointed for one-year, two-year, or four-year terms,
4as determined by the Governor, with no more than 9 of the
5Governor's new or existing appointees serving the same term.
6Those new appointments serving a one-year or 2-year term may
7be appointed to 2 additional 4-year terms. If a vacancy occurs
8in the Partnership membership, the vacancy shall be filled in
9the same manner as the original appointment for the remainder
10of the term.
11    The Partnership shall be convened no later than January
1231, 2023 to discuss the changes in this amendatory Act of the
13102nd General Assembly.
14    The members of the Partnership shall serve without
15compensation but may be entitled to reimbursement for all
16necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their
17official duties as members of the Partnership from funds
18appropriated for that purpose.
19    The Partnership may convene and appoint special committees
20or study groups to operate under the direction of the
21Partnership. Persons appointed to such special committees or
22study groups shall only receive reimbursement for reasonable
24monitoring the implementation of the Children's Mental Health
25Plan as approved by the Governor. The Children's Mental Health
26Partnership shall be comprised of: the Secretary of Human



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1Services or his or her designee; the State Superintendent of
2Education or his or her designee; the directors of the
3departments of Children and Family Services, Healthcare and
4Family Services, Public Health, and Juvenile Justice, or their
5designees; the head of the Illinois Violence Prevention
6Authority, or his or her designee; the Attorney General or his
7or her designee; up to 25 representatives of community mental
8health authorities and statewide mental health, children and
9family advocacy, early childhood, education, health, substance
10abuse, violence prevention, and juvenile justice organizations
11or associations, to be appointed by the Governor; and 2
12members of each caucus of the House of Representatives and
13Senate appointed by the Speaker of the House of
14Representatives and the President of the Senate, respectively.
15The Governor shall appoint the Partnership Chair and shall
16designate a Governor's staff liaison to work with the
18    (c) (Blank). The Partnership shall submit a Preliminary
19Plan to the Governor on September 30, 2004 and shall submit the
20Final Plan on June 30, 2005. Thereafter, on September 30 of
21each year, the Partnership shall submit an annual report to
22the Governor on the progress of Plan implementation and
23recommendations for revisions in the Plan. The Final Plan and
24annual reports submitted in subsequent years shall include
25estimates of savings achieved in prior fiscal years under
26subsection (a) of Section 5-5.23 of the Illinois Public Aid



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1Code and federal financial participation received under
2subsection (b) of Section 5-5.23 of that Code. The Department
3of Healthcare and Family Services shall provide technical
4assistance in developing these estimates and reports.
5    (d) The Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership has
6the following powers and duties:
7        (1) Conducting research assessments to determine the
8    needs and gaps of programs, services, and policies that
9    touch children's mental health.
10        (2) Developing policy statements for interagency
11    cooperation to cover all aspects of mental health
12    delivery, including social determinants of health,
13    prevention, early identification, and treatment.
14        (3) Recommending policies and provide information on
15    effective programs for delivery of mental health services.
16        (4) Using funding from federal, state, or
17    philanthropic partners, to fund pilot programs or research
18    activities to resource innovative practices by
19    organizational partners that will address children's
20    mental health. However, the Partnership may not provide
21    direct services.
22        (5) Submitting an annual report, on or before December
23    30 of each year, to the Governor and the General Assembly
24    on the progress of the Plan, any recommendations regarding
25    State policies, laws, or rules necessary to fulfill the
26    purposes of the Act, and any additional recommendations



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1    regarding mental or behavioral health that the Partnership
2    deems necessary.
3        (6) Employing an Executive Director and setting the
4    compensation of the Executive Director and other such
5    employees and technical assistance as it deems necessary
6    to carry out its duties under this Section.
7    The Partnership may designate a fiscal and administrative
8agent that can accept funds to carry out its duties as outlined
9in this Section.
10    The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall
11provide technical and administrative support for the
13    (e) The Partnership may accept monetary gifts or grants
14from the federal government or any agency thereof, from any
15charitable foundation or professional association, or from any
16reputable source for implementation of any program necessary
17or desirable to carry out the powers and duties as defined
18under this Section.
19    (f) On or before January 1, 2027, the Partnership shall
20submit recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly
21that includes recommended updates to the Act to reflect the
22current mental health landscape in this State.
23(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21; 102-116, eff. 7-23-21.)
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
251, 2023.".