Bill Status of HB1397 94th General Assembly
Short Description: DCFS ACT-ALTERNATIVE CARE PLAN
Rep. Annazette Collins - Mary E. Flowers - Monique D. Davis
(Sen. Rickey R. Hendon)
| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Requires the Department of Children and Family Services, in collaboration with community service providers, to annually develop and administer an objective plan with respect to services for dependent children that specifies the assessment and case planning process and prescribes the services needed to ensure the most appropriate alternate care placement for dependent children who must be placed outside their homes. Defines "assessment" and "dependent children". Provides that the plan must be developed by the Department in collaboration with community service providers, foster parent providers, licensed residential child care providers, mental health providers, parents and guardians, child care providers, school system representatives, juvenile justice council members, and other community representatives, and must be approved by the regional administrator. Requires that the plan must be approved prior to the beginning of each fiscal year for use in preparing the legislative budget request for the following fiscal year.
House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall implement regionally based, multi-disciplinary teams that shall be responsible for developing and ensuring the implementation of plans for youth in care. Provides that the Department shall promulgate rules and procedures for the appointment of the teams and use of uniform assessment tools. Lists the responsibilities of the teams. Provides that the Department shall establish criteria for identifying cases and shall define events that require a meeting of participants in addition to the appointed team members. Provides that the criteria or events shall include, at a minimum, all children or youths who have experienced 2 unplanned placement disruptions within a period of 18 months. Provides a list of persons who shall participate in the meetings. Provides that the biological parents of the child may participate in the meetings, where appropriate. Requires the Department to develop quality assurance mechanisms to track the appropriateness of service recommendations and implementation performance. Requires the Department to report annually to the General Assembly identified service gaps and recommendations for addressing the identified service needs.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/9/2005||House||Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Annazette Collins|| 2/9/2005||House||First Reading|| 2/9/2005||House||Referred to Rules Committee|| 2/10/2005||House||Assigned to Human Services Committee|| 3/10/2005||House||Do Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 012-000-000|| 3/10/2005||House||Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate|| 3/10/2005||House||Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers|| 3/17/2005||House||Second Reading - Short Debate|| 3/17/2005||House||Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate|| 4/5/2005||House||Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis|| 4/5/2005||House||Recalled to Second Reading - Short Debate|| 4/5/2005||House||Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate|| 4/6/2005||House||House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Annazette Collins|| 4/6/2005||House||House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee|| 4/7/2005||House||House Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Annazette Collins|| 4/7/2005||House||House Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee|| 4/11/2005||House||House Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000|| 4/13/2005||House||House Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote|| 4/13/2005||House||Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate|| 4/14/2005||House||Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 117-000-000|| 4/14/2005||House||House Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40(a)|| 4/15/2005||Senate||Arrive in Senate|| 4/15/2005||Senate||Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading April 19, 2005|| 2/27/2006||Senate||Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Rickey R. Hendon|| 2/28/2006||Senate||First Reading|| 2/28/2006||Senate||Referred to Rules|| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|