Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that, for recipients of public aid who are required to comply with the terms of a service plan developed by the Department of Children and Family Services, participation in substance abuse treatment, drug testing, parenting classes, anger management, domestic violence counseling, evaluations, or any other activities specified in the service plan shall count as an approvable job search activity under TANF employment, education, and training programs; the SNAP Employment and Training Program; and any job search, training, and work programs authorized under Article IX of the Code. Requires the Department of Human Services to apply for any federal waivers or approvals necessary to implement the job search exemption.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Provides that the Act may be referred to as the Children and Young Adult Mental Health Crisis Act. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to restructure the Family Support Program (Program) to: to enable early treatment of youth, emerging adults, and transition-age adults, as defined, with a serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance. Contains provisions on the new hallmarks of the Program; federal Medicaid matching dollars; and other matters. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Requires a group or individual policy of accident and health insurance, or managed care plan, that is amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after December 31, 2020 for the purpose of early treatment of a serious mental illness in a child or young adult under age 26 to provide coverage for: (i) coordinated specialty care for first episode psychosis treatment and (ii) assertive community treatment and community support team treatment. Contains provisions concerning adherence to the clinical models; mental health professionals; service payments; and other matters. Makes conforming changes to other Acts. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 In a provision requiring the Department of Human Services to consult with a working group of psychiatric hospitals and other specified stakeholders when establishing a process to notify and educate eligible persons about the Family Support Program and the Specialized Family Support Program, expands the composition of the working group to include a statewide association representing a majority of hospitals. Makes the amendatory Act effective January 1, 2020 (rather than immediately).