Bill Status of HR0007 99th General Assembly
Short Description: CREATES-TASK FORCE MENTAL DIAG
Rep. Mary E. Flowers
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Task Force on Mental Health Diagnosis within Illinois Law to (1) thoroughly survey the Illinois Compiled Statutes and Illinois Administrative Code to identify all instances in which laws and government functions depend upon purported understanding of mental illness or disorder, mental capacity, mental health, behavior or psychology, which may have been recently discredited or found to be incorrect or seriously called into question; (2) forward initial recommendations of urgent legislative actions which may be needed to avoid gross injustice or waste of public resources to the General Assembly as soon as possible; and (3) produce a final report summarizing the task force's findings and detailing recommended statutory or constitutional strategies to recognize best practices and highlight any areas of major disagreement within the profession. Provides that the task force shall submit a final report by December 31, 2016.