Synopsis As Introduced Creates the 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Task Force Act. Provides that the 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Task Force shall be composed of 12 appointed members and the State's Chief Behavioral Health Officer, or the Officer's representative. Provides that the 2 Task Force co-chairs shall appoint experts to contribute and participate in the Task Force as nonvoting members. Provides for meetings of the Task Force and responsibilities relating to examination of the first year of implementation and use of the 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in Illinois. Requires the development of an action plan with specified recommendations to be filed with the Governor and General Assembly by December 31, 2023. Includes legislative findings. Repeals the Act on January 1, 2025. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Changes the short title of the Act to the 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Workgroup Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health, shall convene a working group that includes members of the General Assembly, representatives of State agencies, the State's Chief Behavioral Health Officer, the Director of the Children's Behavioral Health Transformation Initiative, service providers from the regional and statewide 9-8-8 call centers, representatives of organizations that represent people with mental health conditions or substance use disorders and that operate an Illinois social services helpline or crisis line other than 9-8-8, including veterans' crisis services, more than one individual with personal or family lived experience of a mental health condition or substance use disorder, experts in research and operational evaluation, and any other person or persons as determined by the Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health. Requires the Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health, to submit a report to the General Assembly regarding the Workgroup's findings related to the 9-8-8 call system. Modifies the Workgroup's responsibilities, including removing requirements to review the recommendations and decisions of previous State-led workgroups on transforming the mental health crisis response system and that the action plan must include a plan to sustainably fund a statewide 9-8-8 call center network in fiscal year 2025 and beyond. Effective immediately.
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that an insurer that amends, delivers, issues, or renews a group or individual policy of accident and health insurance or a qualified health plan offered through the health insurance marketplace in the State providing coverage for hospital or medical treatment and for the treatment of mental, emotional, nervous, or substance use disorders or conditions shall submit an annual report, the format and definitions for which will be determined (rather than developed) by the Department of Insurance and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (rather than a workgroup) and posted on their respective websites, starting on September 1, 2023 and annually thereafter, (rather than on or before July 1, 2020) that contains specified information. Removes provisions concerning a workgroup convened by the Department of Insurance and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to provide recommendations to the General Assembly on health plan data reporting requirements.
Amends the Community Emergency Services and Support Act. Changes "responder" to "mobile mental health relief provider" throughout the Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health's guidance for 9-1-1 PSAPs and emergency services dispatched through 9-1-1 PSAPs for coordinating the response to individuals who appear to be in a mental or behavioral health emergency while engaging in conduct alleged to constitute a non-violent misdemeanor shall promote diversion from further criminal justice involvement, including prioritization of referrals to a pre-arrest or pre-booking case management unit in any areas served by pre-arrest or pre-booking case management. Requires the Statewide Advisory Committee to continue to meet until the Act has been fully implemented and mobile mental health relief providers are available in all parts of Illinois, and allows the Division of Mental Health to reconvene the Statewide Advisory Committee at its discretion after full implementation of the Act. Provides that, if no person is willing or available to fill a member's seat for one of the required areas of representation on a Regional Advisory Committee, the Secretary of Human Services shall adopt procedures to ensure that a missing area of representation is filled once a person becomes willing and available to fill that seat. Requires the Division of Mental Health to establish a clear plan and regular courses of action to engage, recruit, and sustain areas of established participation. Requires each Regional Advisory Committee to identify regional resources and supports for use by the mobile mental health relief providers as they respond to the requests for services. Provides that each 9-1-1 PSAP and emergency service dispatched through a 9-1-1 PSAP must begin coordinating its activities with the mobile mental and behavioral health services established by the Division of Mental Health once specified conditions are met, but not later than July 1, 2024 (rather than July 1, 2023). Requires the Division of Mental Health to submit a report to the General Assembly on or before July 1, 2023 and on a quarterly basis thereafter on its progress in implementing the Act. Makes other changes.