Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish in DuPage County 2 group homes, each housing 4 residents with similar diagnoses of mental illness and requiring similar intermittent care. Provides for rental of the homes to a third party who will provide necessary services to the residents of the homes.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Provides that the trustee of a special needs trust established in part to provide a permanent residence for a person with mental illness may establish a group home housing up to 4 residents with similar diagnoses of mental illness and requiring similar intermittent care. Provides that the trustee shall rent the home to a provider of services for the mentally ill at a fair market rental value as determined by the county housing authority. Requires the Department of Human Services to contract with the service provider who rents the home to provide all necessary and customary services to the residents of the home. Requires the Department and the service provider to take steps to enroll the residents in Medicaid.
Deletes everything. Amends the Community-Integrated Living Arrangements Licensure and Certification Act. In the definition of "community-integrated living arrangement", adds the following as an additional example: "special needs trust-supported residential care", a living arrangement where recipients are supervised by on-site staff and that supervision is provided 24 hours per day or less, as dictated by the needs of the recipients, and determined by service providers. Provides that "special needs trust" means a trust for the benefit of a disabled beneficiary as described in the Trusts and Trustees Act.